Adapters for Micronesia - What plug adapter do I need for Micronesia?

Power adapters for Micronesia

Varying complicated combinations of voltages and plug types can often be daunting when planning on staying in a new country for the first time traveller. This isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of sockets used in the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power your electronics in Micronesia. This page contains links to step-by-step instructions which shows how to power your devices when going to Micronesia using their standard types B or A Micronesian 120 volt 60Hz power outlets. Most power adapters will vary depending on which area you are travelling to therefore we suggest reading the travel power adapters page for a full list of countries.

What is the best power adapter for Micronesia?

The best power adapter for Micronesia is a Type B power adapter [2] which allows you to use any 120 volt device or appliance.

What is the best power adapter for Micronesia?

What is a power adapter for a Micronesian power outlet?

A power adapter is a compact and lightweight plastic adapter that permits a different shaped power plug on an appliance from another region to fit into a power socket in Micronesia.

Also known as: an electrical adapter, plug adapter, travel adapter, electrical adaptor, mains travel adapter or power adaptor [3].

What does a power adapter do?

A power adapter allows visitors travelling from another country to use electrical appliances and devices in Micronesia simply by altering the shape of the plug.

Do I need a plug adapter in Micronesia?

If the power outlet in your home country isn't the same as the shape of the Micronesian power outlet then you will need a power adapter.

Will a power adapter convert the voltage from a Micronesian power outlet?

Power adapters can only adapt the shape of a plug to fit into a 120 volt Micronesian power outlet and is unable to convert to a higher voltage. Should you wish to safely use a 220, 230 or 240 volt device then you also need to bring a step up power converter for Micronesia along with the correct adapter.

Where to buy a power adapter for Micronesia in the UK

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Micronesia in the UK

Micronesia to UK power adapters will most likely be available to buy in the UK from airports such as Heathrow, Gatwick, Manchester, Stansted, Luton, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Birmingham prior to departure, however the range of adapters might be limited to popular destinations. It is recommended to research the exact type of adapter required prior to shopping at the airport. Look in the travel accessories section of airport newsagents, electronic stores and pharmacists such as WH Smith, Dixons or Boots but expect to pay 50% more than regular prices.

It will be more convenient and cheaper to buy the correct power adapter in advance of your trip. UK high street electrical shops, newsagents and chemists such as Currys PC World, WH Smith or Boots normally typically only sell popular types of travel adapters covering a limited number of countries however for widest choice it is recommended to buy a power adapter online. In January 2019 we checked 2 high street branches of WH Smiths without seeing any power adapters available to purchase and 1 branch of Boots only had a pack of European adapters available.

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federated_States_of_Micronesia - wikipedia web page about Micronesia.
  2. Type B plug adapter - Allows appliances to connect to Type B power outlets without converting voltage, estimated cost £5-£10.
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adapter - power adaptor