Power adapters for New Caledonia - What power adapter do I need for New Caledonia?

Power adapters for New Caledonia

Differing frequencies and standards can often cause confusion when planning to travel to another country if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used in the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power your electronics in New Caledonia. This page has links to useful instructions telling you which power adapters you'll need to power your devices when you are in New Caledonia using the standard F or C type New Caledonian 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. You'll discover power adapters will change regionally therefore we recommend reading the power adapters page for a full list of countries.

What is the best power adapter for New Caledonia?

The best power adapter for New Caledonia will be a Type F power adapter [2] which is suitable for powering any 220 volt device or appliance.

What is the best power adapter for New Caledonia?

What is a power adapter?

Power adapters are compact and cheap plastic adapters that permit a New Caledonian power outlet to accept a different shaped power plug from a different country.

Can a power adapter convert the voltage in New Caledonia?

No; a power adapter only adapts the shape of a plug to fit into a 220 volt New Caledonian power outlet and can't convert to a different voltage. Should you wish to safely use a 100-120 volt appliance you will also need to bring a step down power converter for New Caledonia.

Do I need a power adapter in New Caledonia?

If the power plug that you want to use is different to the type of plug outlet in New Caledonia then you will need a power adapter.

What does a power adapter do?

A power adapter for a New Caledonian power outlet enables visitors travelling from another country to use their own electronic devices in New Caledonia by changing the shape of the plug.

Where to buy a power adapter for New Caledonia in the UK

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for New Caledonia in the UK

New Caledonia 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/New_Caledonia - New Caledonian country entry on wikipedia.
  2. Type F plug adapter - Allows appliances to connect to Type F power outlets without converting voltage, costs under £5.
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adapter - power adaptor