Power adapter for Papua New Guinea - What plug adapter do I need for Papua New Guinea?

Power adapters for Papua New Guinea

If you are planning a holiday to Papua New Guinea it is helpful to know if you'll be able to power all your important devices that you'll be bringing with you. By not knowing which wall socket to expect you are more likely to bring the wrong power adaptor, therefore having to buy or borrow a suitable charger when you arrive. Varying different combinations of standards and plugs can all cause confusion when planning on visiting another country especially for the first time traveller. However this isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of sockets being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your device in Papua New Guinea. This page has links to simple instructions showing you which power adapters you'll need to charge your devices when you are visiting Papua New Guinea using their 240 volt 50Hz I Type plug outlet. Power will change depending on which area you are travelling to therefore we suggest reading the power adapters for a complete list of countries.

What is the best power adapter for Papua New Guinea?

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

What is the best power adapter for Papua New Guinea?

What is a power adapter for a Papua New Guinea power outlet?

Power adapters are small and lightweight plastic adapters that allow a different type of power plug on an appliance from a different country to correctly fit into a Papua New Guinea power outlet.

Do I need a plug adapter for Papua New Guinea?

If the outlet in your home country isn't the same as the type of Papua New Guinea power outlet then you will need a power adapter.

What does a power adapter for Papua New Guinea do?

A power adapter for Papua New Guinea enables a visitor travelling from another location to use their electronic appliances and devices in Papua New Guinea simply by changing the shape of the power plug from one shape to another.

Will a power adapter convert the voltage in Papua New Guinea?

Power adapters only adapt the shape of a plug to fit into a 240 volt Papua New Guinea power outlet and is unable to convert to a different voltage. If you wish to safely use a 100, 110 or 120 volt appliance you also need a step down power converter.

Where to buy a power adapter for Papua New Guinea in the UK

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Papua New Guinea in the UK

Papua New Guinea 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.

Where to buy a power adapter in Papua New Guinea

Arriving at an airport

Where to buy a power adapter in Papua New Guinea

On arrival power adapters could be found in local electrical high street shops and drug stores, but always check the build quality first as safety standards might be different in a foreign country as this is important when dealing with electrical goods. Keep in mind that a shopping trip searching for power adapters in an unknown location might be impractical, especially as this needs to happen quickly before batteries run out.

Hotel receptions could have a power adapter for sale, hire or as a complimentary extra for guests; however, availability is normally limited and a hotel might not have the exact type required for your country. If in doubt, call ahead to the hotel first and request a reservation as it is unlikely that an adapter will be found in your room on arrival.

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Papua_New_Guinea - Wikipedia entry about Papua New Guinea.
  2. Type I plug adapter - Allows appliances to connect to Type I power outlets without converting voltage, estimated price £5-£10.
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adapter - power adaptor