Nauru power adapters - What adapter do I need for Nauru?

Power adapters for Nauru

Varying different standards and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to visit another country for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your electronics in Nauru. This page has links to step-by-step instructions showing you how to supply power to your devices when staying in Nauru using the 240 volt 50Hz I Type Nauruan power supply. You'll discover power adapters vary depending on which region you are in therefore we suggest reading the power adapters page for a complete list of regions and countries.

What is the best power adapter for Nauru?

The best power adapter for Nauru is a Type I plug adapter [2] which is suitable for powering any 240 volt device or appliance.

What is the best power adapter for Nauru?

What is a power adapter?

A power adapter is a small, cheap and lightweight plastic adapter that permits a different type of power plug from a different region to easily slot into an electrical outlet in Nauru.

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

What does a power adapter for a Nauruan power outlet do?

A power adapter enables visitors travelling from a different country to use their electronic and electrical appliances and devices in Nauru by adapting the shape of the power plug from one type to another.

Do I need a power adapter for Nauru?

It depends on the type of plug you wish to use in Nauru and the location you are travelling from.

Can a power adapter convert the voltage from a Nauruan power outlet?

No, a power adapter only adapts the shape of a plug to fit into a 240 volt Nauruan power outlet and is unable to convert the power to a higher voltage. If you need to safely use a 100-120 volt appliance then you will also need to bring a step down power converter for Nauru.

Where to buy a power adapter for Nauru in the UK

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Nauru in the UK

Nauru 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/Nauru - Nauru Wikipedia page.
  2. Type I plug adapter - Allows appliances to connect to Type I power outlets without converting voltage, costs £5-£10.
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adapter - power adaptor