Solomon Islands power adapters - What power adapter do I need for Solomon Islands?

Power adapters for Solomon Islands

Various combinations of standards and plugs can often cause confusion when planning on visiting a foreign country for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need in advance to power your device in Solomon Islands. This page contains links to simple instructions which shows which power adapters you'll need to power your devices when staying in Solomon Islands by using their G or I type Solomon Islands 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. Power changes depending on which region you are visiting so please read the power adapters page for a full list of countries.

What is the best power adapter for Solomon Islands?

The best power adapter for Solomon Islands will be a Type G plug adapter [2] which is suitable for powering any 220 volt appliance or device.

What is the best power adapter for Solomon Islands?

What is a power adapter?

Power adapters are small and lightweight plastic adapters that allow a Solomon Islands power outlet to accept a different type of power plug from a foreign region.

What does a power adapter do?

A power adapter for Solomon Islands enables a visitor from a different country to use their own electronic appliances and devices in Solomon Islands by altering the shape of the plug to fit the power outlet.

Do I need a plug adapter in Solomon Islands?

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

Does a power adapter change the voltage from a Solomon Islands power outlet?

No - a power adapter only adapts the shape of a plug to fit into a 220 volt Solomon Islands power outlet and is unable to convert to a different voltage. Should you need to safely use any 100, 110 or 120 volt appliance you also need to bring a more expensive step down power converter for Solomon Islands.

Where to buy a power adapter for Solomon Islands in the UK

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Solomon Islands in the UK

Solomon Islands 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/Solomon_Islands - Solomon Islands entry on wikipedia.org.
  2. Type G plug adapter - Allows appliances to connect to Type G power outlets without converting voltage, priced at under £10.
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adapter - power adaptor