Adapter for The Caribbean - What kind of adapter do I need for Barbuda?

Power adapters for Barbuda

Varying different combinations of voltages and plug types can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never visited before. This isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of standards used in the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your device in Barbuda. This page has links to useful instructions demonstrating exactly how to charge your devices when you're visiting Barbuda using their standard types B or A Barbudan 230 volt 60Hz plug outlets. Most power adapters will change depending on which area you visiting therefore please read our Wikiconnections travel power adapters guide for a full list showing powering devices in different regions.

What is the best power adapter for Barbuda?

The best power adapter for Barbuda will be a Type B plug adapter [2] which is suitable for powering any 230 volt appliance or device.

What is the best power adapter for Barbuda?

What is a power adapter?

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

Does a power adapter change the voltage from a Barbudan power outlet?

No - a power adapter only adapts the shape of a plug to fit into a 230 volt Barbudan 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 Barbuda.

Do I need a plug adapter in Barbuda?

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

What does a power adapter do?

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

Where to buy a power adapter for Barbuda in the UK

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Barbuda in the UK

Barbuda 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/Antigua_and_Barbuda - Barbuda entry on wikipedia.org.
  2. Type B plug adapter - Allows appliances to connect to Type B power outlets without converting voltage, £5-£10.
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adapter - power adaptor