Adapter for Tonga - What plug adapter do I need for Tonga?

Power adapters for Tonga

Differing voltages and standards can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your electronics in Tonga. This page has links to useful instructions demonstrating how to supply power to your devices in Tonga by using their standard 240 volt 50Hz I Type Tongan plug outlet. Power sockets will vary depending on which area you are travelling to so we recommend reading the power adapters page for a complete list of regions and countries.

What is the best power adapter for Tonga?

The best power adapter for Tonga will be a Type I power adapter which will allow you to use any 240 volt device or appliance. [2]

What is the best power adapter for Tonga?
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What is a power adapter?

Power adapters are compact and lightweight plastic adapters which allow a Tongan power outlet to accept a power plug from an appliance from a foreign country.

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 Tongan power outlet do?

A power adapter enables visitors from another country to use their electronic and electrical appliances in Tonga simply by altering the shape of the power plug to fit the power socket.

Do I need a power adapter for Tonga?

If the type of Tongan power outlet is different to the power outlet in your home country then you will need a power adapter.

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Does a power adapter change the voltage in Tonga?

Power adapters can only adapt the shape of a plug to fit into a 240 volt Tongan power outlet and can't convert to a different voltage. Should you wish to safely use any 100, 110 or 120 volt device then you also need to bring a more expensive step down power converter for Tonga.

Where to buy a power adapter for Tonga in the UK

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Tonga in the UK

Tonga 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. Wikipedia - Tonga Wikipedia page.
  2. Type I plug adapter - Allows appliances to connect to Type I power outlets without converting voltage, estimated cost £5-£10.
  3. Wikipedia - power adaptor -