UK to Falkland Islands power adapters - what kind of power adapter is needed for Falkland Islands?

Falkland Islands power outlet

What adapter do I need for Falkland Islands?

Use a Type G plug adapter for Falkland Islands if the plug you intend on using won't fit in a Falkland Islands power outlet.

The type of plug adapter, converter or charger that's needed when visiting Falkland Islands all depends on the voltage and type of device that you're attempting to use in a Falkland Islands power outlet. If you don't know what voltage your device can use then read the section on how can you tell if you have a dual voltage device first.

  • If you're travelling to Falkland Islands from the US then you will need to use a power adapter to fit a US plug into a Falkland Islands power outlet. Because the voltage is different in Falkland Islands bring a power converter for Falkland Islands if your device or appliance isn't dual voltage and check that it is compatible with a 50hz power outlet.
  • If your device is 240 volts or is dual voltage and your plug fits in a Falkland Islands power outlet then you can use it in Falkland Islands without needing anything else.
  • If your device is 240 volts or is dual voltage but the plug doesn't fit in a Falkland Islands power outlet you'll need a suitable plug adapter for Falkland Islands such a Type G plug adapter. Be aware that a plug adapter for Falkland Islands (or power adapter) is designed to change the shape of the plug on your device to fit into a plug outlet found in Falkland Islands, but but is unable to change the voltage from 240 volts to a different voltage.
  • If your device doesn't run on 240 volts and isn't dual voltage you will also need a power converter for Falkland Islands to convert the voltage from 240 volts to the correct voltage for your device. You will still need to bring along a suitable plug adapter for Falkland Islands if your power converter doesn't include the correct Type G plug adapter.
  • If you need to charge USB devices such as a mobile phone or tablet then a USB travel power adapter is recommended and it should be dual voltage, however ensure that you choose to bring a USB travel adapter which has a Type G plug adapter otherwise you'll still need to bring along a suitable plug adapter for Falkland Islands[3] [AD]
  • Excessive use of a cellphone during a vacation could put an additional demand on the battery, we suggest bringing a power bank if you wish to recharge your cellphone battery or other USB powered devices whilst visiting an unfamiliar location.

Warning: If your device won't handle the 240 volts used in Falkland Islands you run the risk of blowing a fuse, damage to your device or even an electrical fire hazard. Before attempting to use your device in Falkland Islands please check the instruction manual to ensure safe operation.

Falkland Islands power adapters

Power adapters for Falkland Islands

Various voltages and sockets can often be confusing when planning to visit another country, especially if you've never been there before. This isn't as complex as it appears, 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 electronics in Falkland Islands. This page contains links to step by step instructions demonstrating which power adapters you'll need to supply power to your devices when you're in Falkland Islands by using the standard 240 volt 50Hz Type G Falkland Islands power outlet, the Falkland Islanders will use 13 amp plugs for power outlets. Power adapters change depending on which area you visiting therefore please read the Wiki Connections world power adapters page where you'll find a complete list of regions and countries.

What is the best power adapter for Falkland Islands?

The best power adapter for Falkland Islands is a Type G power adapter which will allow you to use any 240 volt device or appliance. [3] [AD]

What is the best power adapter for Falkland Islands?

What is a power adapter for a Falkland Islands power outlet?

A power adapter for Falkland Islands is a small and lightweight plastic adapter that permits a Falkland Islands power outlet to accept a different type of power plug from an appliance from another region.

Also known as: an electrical adapter, plug adapter, travel adapter, electrical adaptor, mains travel adapter or power adaptor[5]

Will a power adapter convert the voltage in Falkland Islands?

Power adapters only adapt the shape of a plug to fit into a 240 volt Falkland Islands power outlet and is unable to convert the power to a higher voltage. Should you need to safely use any 100, 110 or 120 volt appliance you also need to bring a step down power converter along with the right type of power adapter.

Do I need a plug adapter for Falkland Islands?

If the shape of the Falkland Islands power outlet isn't the same as the power plug you want to use then you will need a power adapter.

What does a power adapter do?

A power adapter enables a visitor travelling from another country to use electronic and electrical appliances in Falkland Islands simply by changing the shape of the power plug.

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

Power adapters for sale in an airport

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

Falkland 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.

Electrical adapters for Falkland Islands

Travel USB Wall Chargers

A travel USB wall charger

Travel USB Wall Chargers

Benefits of a travel USB wall charger

  • Ideal when you only want to charge devices which use USB.
  • You will only have to bring one charger instead of carrying multiple domestic USB power chargers which costs on average around £10.
  • Chargers come with swappable adapter heads which means they can be used in a large number of different countries. The interchangeable adapter heads are typically small and lightweight making them easy to store.
  • Models will have a built in surge protector which will prevent any electronics from being overloaded by an unstable power grid in some countries.
  • The charger can still be useful when you return to the UK.
  • Interchangeable plugs fit in Types A/B, E/F, G and I outlets so will work in a Falkland Islands power outlet.

Disadvantages of a travel USB wall charger

  • They only have USB ports so you will be unable to power any electrical appliances, just USB ones. [6] [AD]
Travel Power Strips

A travel power strip including adapters

Travel Power Strips

Benefits of a travel power strip

  • Capable of powering more than one electrical appliance or device at the same time via a single Falkland Islands power outlet, costs under £40.
  • Some power strips offer voltage conversation for low wattage devices (for example cameras). Even if the electronic device isn't dual voltage it should still be used in Falkland Islands by using only a travel power strip, making them a cheaper lightweight alternative option to a dedicated voltage converter.
  • Some power strips should also feature a number of USB ports.
  • The voltage from power grids in certain areas might be tempremental, a surge in power can damage delicate electronics. Some travel power strips also have a built in surge protector which will prevent any device from being overloaded by an unstable power grid.
  • When you get back home the power strip should still work as a power strip.

Disadvantages of a travel power strip

  • The conversion on travel power strips doesn't work with higher wattage appliances such as hair dryers and clothes irons.
  • Because of their weight power strips might be unsuitable for carrying in hand luggage.
  • A travel power strip might be excessive for travellers with only a small number of devices and appliances which need powering. [7] [AD]
  • Power strip models for sale in the UK only include type B, F, G and I plug adapters so you may need to use it along with an additional plug adapter to work in some countries.
Universal Travel Power Adapters

A universal travel adapter

Universal Travel Power Adapters

Benefits of a universal travel power adapter

  • Most universal travel adapters will work in over 150 countries.
  • All-in-one compact design which is both lightweight and small, £15-£20.
  • There are some universal travel power adapters which include USB charging ports built in.
  • Easy to use.
  • There are some universal travel power adapters that include a surge protector built in which will protect your electronics from being overpowered by unstable power grids.
  • The pins retract so won't catch against other items when packed in luggage.
  • It could potentially still be of use when you return to the UK as a USB charger.
  • Changes shape to Types A/B, E/F, G and I plugs so should work with a Falkland Islands power outlet.

Disadvantages of a universal travel power adapter

  • Can't be used with high power electrical appliances - for example clothes irons, hair straighteners, microwaves, vacuum cleaners or hair dryers.
  • Shutters and internal moving parts could be fragile on some models which might make them likely to possibily fail.
  • Only provide power to a single plug.
  • Might not work in some countries - models might not cover certain countries with less popular power outlets.
  • Universal travel power adapters don't have an in-built voltage converter meaning they aren't suitable for non-240 volt devices in Falkland Islands. [8] [AD]
Power Plug Adapters

A small and lightweight type G plug adapter

Power Plug Adapters

UK travellers won't need a power plug adapter for Falkland Islands because a UK power outlet is the same shape as a Falkland Islands power outlet.

Benefits of a power plug adapter

  • Using a Type G plug adapter will work in Falkland Islands.
  • Simple to use.
  • Cheapest option, prices £5-£10.
  • Small and light.

Disadvantages of a power plug adapter

  • If you plan to visit more than one country then you might need to pack multiple plug adapter types.
  • An adapter only changes the actual shape of the plug to fit in a Type G Falkland Islands power outlet and not the voltage used in Falkland Islands, so if your appliance doesn't work with a 240 volt outlet and isn't dual voltage you'll still need to pack a separate voltage converter.
  • One plug adapter per appliance - for each individual device you want to bring you will also need to use a separate adapter.
  • Your accomodation in Falkland Islands may only have a single power outlet, so you'll only be capable of powering a single appliance at once.
  • You will also need to bring your separate domestic USB charger as well if you wish to power a USB device. [3] [AD]
Plug Adapter Sets

A power plug adapter set

Plug Adapter Sets

Benefits of a plug adapter set

  • With prices roughly £5-£10 a power adapter set will typically work out more reasonable than buying multiple individual power plug adapters for multiple countries costing almost £10 each.
  • By bringing every type of plug adapter ensures you are covered for every eventuality.
  • Suitable if you are visiting multiple countries.
  • Set includes Type A, B, C, D, E/F, G, H, I, J, L, M and N adapters so should operate in Falkland Islands.

Disadvantages of a plug adapter set

  • Not flexible; you'll have to choose which power adapters to bring, if you don't know every country you'll be visiting you'll need to pack every plug adapter in the set along.
  • Lots individual items to pack.
  • The remaining power adapters will be useless.
  • Not all plug adapter types are typically included in each set (and especially the less common adapters), so ensure that your plug adapter set has an adapter which works in Falkland Islands.
  • Only changes the shape of the plug to allow it to fit into a Falkland Islands power outlet but not the voltage. [9] [AD]
Voltage Converters

A voltage converter

Voltage Converters

UK citizens shouldn't need a converter as the voltage from a Falkland Islands power outlet is 240 volts.

Benefits of a voltage converter

Disadvantages of a voltage converter

  • A voltage converter only changes the 240 volts in Falkland Islands and not the shape of the plug to slot into a Falkland Islands power outlet, therefore you will still be required to pack a suitable power adapter for Falkland Islands.
  • The typical size and weight of most models of voltage converters makes them too heavy and bulky for packing in carry-on baggage.
  • A voltage converter isn't of any use when returning home.
  • It's often much cheaper and more practical to purchase a dual voltage travel appliance than to purchase a more expensive power converter simply in order to power your existing appliance in an incompatible location.
  • Expensive, almost £90.

Comparison of electrical adapters for Falkland Islands

Type G Power Plug Adapter
Power Plug Adapter
Universal Travel Power Adapter
Universal Travel Power Adapter
Travel USB Wall Charger
Travel USB Wall Charger
Travel Power Strip
Travel Power Strip
Plug Adapter Set
Plug Adapter Set
Voltage Converter
Voltage Converter
Can be used in Falkland Islands Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Types of plug included G A/B, E/F, G and I A/B, E/F, G and I A, B, D, E/F, G, H, I, L and N A, B, C, D, E/F, G, H, I, J, L, M and N B
Compatible number of countries (A) 50+ 150+ 150+ 200+ 230+ 230+
Fits in a Type G Falkland Islands power outlet Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Additional Type G plug adapter required to fit in a Falkland Islands power outlet Yes
Useful when you return to the UK Yes Yes Yes
Typical combined number of USB ports and AC outlets 1 3 4 7 1 2
Powers USB devices Yes Yes Yes
Typical number of USB ports 0 2 4 4 0 0
Powers a 240 volt AC appliance in Falkland Islands Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Typical number of AC outlets 1 1 0 3 (B) 2
Converts voltage (?) Yes (C) Yes
Surge protection Yes Yes Yes Yes
Typical dimensions 2.6 x 1.9 x 1.4 inches 3 x 2.1 x 2.1 inches 4.3 x 3.4 x 1.3 inches 6.6 x 3.6 x 1.5 inches 7.1 x 3.9 x 2.8 inches 11.7 x 8.1 x 6.7 inches
Typical weight 4.5 ounces 4 ounces 4.5 ounces 1.6 pounds 13 ounces 20 pounds
Typical number of items to carry (D) 1 1 5 8 12 2
Suitable for hand luggage Yes Yes Yes • (E) • (F)
Estimated price under £10 £15-£20 £10-£15 £35-£40 £5-£10 almost £110
Buy Buy Buy Buy Buy Buy

Falkland Islands power outlets and plug sockets

What plug sockets are used in Falkland Islands?

Type G power outlet

What plug sockets are used in Falkland Islands?

Type G power outlets are used in Falkland Islands. You can recognise the wall outlet by three vertical rectangular holes in a triangular pattern. [3] [AD]

How do I use a 110 volt appliance in Falkland Islands?

To use either a 110V or 120V appliance in a Falkland Islands power outlet you need a step down power converter.

What electrical frequency is used in Falkland Islands?

The frequency from a Falkland Islands power outlet is 50Hz. [11]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mains_electricity_by_country

Do I need a power bank for Falkland Islands?

It is always advisable to bring a power bank to recharge their cell phone and other USB powered devices whilst on a trip.

  • During a trip to Falkland Islands increased reliance on smart phones for taking photographs, storing itineraries, social networks, sat nav and streaming videos could drain the batteries more excessively than normal. Beyond the inconvenience of missing photograph opportunities this could potentially leave you without adequate power to make an emergency call or being able to use a GPS app to find your way back to accommodation or hotel. By packing a portable charger lowers the risk as it means you can keep your smart phone powered on the go.
  • Bring at least a 10,000mAh power bank which will supply enough power to power around 3 full charges whilst a 20,000mAh portable charger should keep an average smart phone powered for almost 7 days depending on the usage and model of the phone.
  • Providing that your laptop supports USB-C charging then a portable charger for a laptop marked with PD (power delivery) that supplies at least 20Wh can be used to extend the battery life of that laptop. Be aware that some airlines prohibit portable chargers on an aircraft that supply 100 Wh of power or more and must be kept in carry-on luggage only.
  • Average consumer power banks aren't designed for use with high wattage items, although a rechargeable hair dryer or gas hair straighteners are available for travelling.    [4] [12] [13] [14] [15] [16] [AD]
Do I need a power bank for Falkland Islands?
Will a solar charger work in Falkland Islands?

A solar backpack

Will a solar charger work in Falkland Islands?

The sunlight in Falkland Islands could be suitable conditions for a solar power bank, however could take time to charge. The reduced surface area of the cells means a solar power bank needs to be left in strong daylight for extended periods of time to provide enough energy for a single charge, and this might prove inconvenient to constantly pack and unpack a solar power bank then wait for it to recharge in sunny spells.

  • The larger durable solar cells used on a solar backpack give the bag the ability to generate more power within a shorter period of time, and could still generate a smaller charge when cloudy.
  • A device that is directly plugged into a USB port of a backpack will gradually charge the power during sunny spells in Falkland Islands, but might prove inconvenient to have a phone constantly tethered to the bag if it is to be used constantly. A backback with solar cells is continually exposed to sunlight so could be charging a power bank throughout the day, unlike a small solar power bank that needs unpacking facing sunlight.
  • A solar bag that is suitable for Falkland Islands needs to have a solar cell efficiency of 22% or greater, can generate a minimum of 6 watts of power and be used with a 10,000mAH power bank or greater.
  • They are found in backpack, messenger and rucksack styles making them perfect for work, domestic and travel. The flexible and durable panels used in solar powered bags are designed to endure scratching and bending, unlike regular rigid solar cells.  [4] [17] [18] [AD]

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Falkland Islands chargers

What is a USB travel power charger?

A USB travel charger is a dual voltage charger with interchangeable plugs and multiple USB ports, suitable for charging multiple USB powered devices when travelling abroad.

What USB charger do I need for Falkland Islands?

If travelling with more than one device or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for Falkland Islands is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads over. If your device is compatible with Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you will benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these USB travel adapters, and support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy multiple travel adapters or using up additional power outlets. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage whilst travelling and suitable for charging your devices at an airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets with only a single power outlet.

We suggest buying a versatile travel charger similar to this online, the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world. [6] [AD]

What USB charger do I need for Falkland Islands?

Why use a travel USB charger for Falkland Islands?

  • Typically travel USB chargers include multiple USB charger ports, meaning you only need to bring one charger to charge all your devices. Instead of bringing 4 separate power chargers you only need to pack a single 4 port USB wall charger in order to power up to 4 devices which cuts down on the size and weight of your baggage.
  • All travel USB power chargers should include interchangeable plug heads for different power outlet types. This is ideal if visiting other countries which will probably use a different outlet to Falkland Islands.
  • A good charger is rugged, lightweight and compact; ideal for rigors of travel rather than risking packing a domestic charger which could be impossible to repair or replace in Falkland Islands.
  • USB travel chargers will accept the 240 volt power outlets in Falkland Islands and other voltage standards in other countries.
  • There is a possibility that hotel rooms or accommodation in Falkland Islands might only have a single power outlet, by bringing a travel charger with multiple USB ports allows you to share the single power supply with family or other traveler rather than having to wait to recharge each device one by one.
  • Due to their versatile nature a travel USB charger takes the uncertainty out of travelling to an unknown destination as they are guaranteed to work practically anywhere on the planet.
  • Power outlets in airports can be sparse and the demand for charging multiple cell phones and tablets before a flight can be high, so a USB travel charger with multiple ports and the capability to fast charge is perfect.
  • The power grid in some countries can be unstable, a travel charger allows for unexpected spikes and will help prevent damage to any devices attached to it. Attempting to repair an overloaded mobile phone in Falkland Islands might prove inconvenient and costly.
  • Premium USB travel chargers should also feature power outlet strips to use multiple low wattage domestic appliances such as laptops, but please these are unsuitable for high wattage domestic such as hair dryers or clothes irons. Refer to our section on using travel appliances in Falkland Islands for useful guidelines and advice on the most suitable power adapter for a Falkland Islands power outlet for high wattage appliances.
  • Some tablets and mobile phones might pull more than the normal 500 milliamps supplied by a standard 5 volt USB power adapter to charge or provide fast charge. More expensive USB chargers will support fast charging incase some of your devices need extra power.
  • Travel USB power chargers can still be useful back at home by charging multiple mobile phones on a daily basis using only a single power outlet. [6] [AD]

What is the best USB charger for Falkland Islands?

A 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power grids. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Falkland Islands and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Falkland Islands using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers 5 USB charging ports. This versatile power strip is compatible with both American plugs and popular plug types A, D,E/F, G, H, I, L and N making it ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Falkland Islands. [6] [AD]

Power converters for Falkland Islands

What is a power converter?

A power converter enables travellers to use a 100-120 volt electric device with a 240 volt Falkland Islands power outlet.

Also known as: electrical converter, electrical transformer, voltage converter, power transformer or voltage transformer.

What is the difference between a power converter and a plug adapter for Falkland Islands?

A small, cheap and lightweight power adapter (or plug adapter) will change the shape of the plug on your appliance to slot into a power outlet in Falkland Islands, whereas an expensive and bulkier power converter will convert the voltage of 240 volts from a Falkland Islands power outlet to work with a non-240 volt device. [19] [AD]

Do I need a power converter for Falkland Islands?

If travelling to Falkland Islands from another country please check that your device will accept a 240 volt power supply.

  • You will need a step down power converter if you are visiting Falkland Islands from a country that uses 100-120 volts and your appliance is incompatible with 240 volts. See the list of world power outlets page to see the voltage your country uses.
  • You won't need a power converter if you already own either a 240 volt appliance or one that supports dual voltage.
  • Normally electrical devices designed to work with a lower voltage such as 120 volts and then used in a 240 volt outlet run a risk of an electrical fire hazard, blowing a fuse or damage to your device unless you use a step down power converter.
  • You don't need a converter if you need to charge a smaller electrical device such as a mobile phone or tablet as these are normally dual voltage and designed for international use, however you should always always check the device for dual voltage support first.
  • For supplying power to appliances which draw more power or generate heat (for example clothes irons and hair straighteners) then you will need to use a more expensive higher wattage heavy duty power converter which allows the appliance to be used with a 240 volt Falkland Islands power outlet.
  • It could be more cost effective to purchase a smaller robust dual voltage travel appliance than paying for a heavier power converter to Falkland Islands in order to use your existing domestic appliance.
  • For more information read our guides on using clothes irons, curling irons, blow dryers and flat irons in Falkland Islands which includes advice on affordable dual voltage alternatives.  [10] [20] [AD]

What kind of converter do I need for Falkland Islands?

You need to buy a step down power converter which allows you to use any 100-120 volt appliance in Falkland Islands. [10] [AD]

What is the difference between a power converter and a power transformer?

Voltage converter

What is the difference between a power converter and a power transformer?

Converters and transformers are both used to change one voltage to another, but this ambiguity can cause confusion as their purposes are different:

  • Power converters are designed for simple electrical appliances which typically generate heat or use motors such as clothes irons, shavers or hair dryers. Transformers are designed for more complex electronic items such as televisions or games consoles.
  • Buying a power converter is cheaper than buying a power transformer.
  • Power transformers are larger and heavier making them more suited for permanent residential use; for example an expat wishing to use an imported television would need to use a transformer for this purpose.
  • Power converters are more suitable for travellers wishing to bring domestic appliances abroad such as hair dryers or flat irons. However, it is more practical and cost effective to purchase a dual voltage appliance designed for travel rather than a heavier power converter.
  • Power converters are suitable for 2 pin ungrounded appliances, it could be harder to find a converter if you want to use a grounded 3 pin appliance.
  • Transformers can be used constantly however it is recommended that converters are used for no longer than a couple of hours at a time.
  • Shops may sell transformers under the name of converters, for the purposes this guide we will be referring to both converters and transformers as converters.

How to convert 240 volts to 110 volts

  1. Use a step down power converter to allow you to use a 110 or 120 volt appliance with a 240 volt Falkland Islands power outlet.
  2. If the power converter doesn't include the correct shaped plug then it will also be necessary to plug in the power cord from the power converter into a power adapter for Falkland Islands before plugging that into a Falkland Islands power outlet.
  3. Some power converters include the ability to perform both step up and step down voltage conversions, therefore it may be necessary to manually switch the converter to output the voltage to the 110-120 volt range.
  4. Plug your appliance into the converter and turn the power on, your 110-120 volt appliance can now be used with a 240 volt Falkland Islands power outlet. [10] [AD]

What voltage is used in Falkland Islands?

Falkland Islands uses 240 volts in their standard power outlets. [2]

https://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/
What voltage is my appliance?

Single voltage hair dryer

What voltage is my appliance?

The best way to tell if your device is single or dual voltage is to check for either a sticker or numbers printed on the supplied power plug or on the unit itself, typically on the rear of the device or near to where the power cord sits. The location will vary depending on the make or model of your appliance, it should also be written in the instruction manual.

  • Single voltage devices could say a specific number - such as 110V.
  • Single voltage devices might also say a small voltage range (20 volts difference) with a dash to accomodate small voltage fluctuations - such as 220-240V.
  • Dual voltage devices will normally say a larger range separated with a slash - such as 110/240V.

Substantiations

See the power adapter substantions section for more information on how we compared travel adapters (October 2018).

What type of adapter do you need for Falkland Islands?

Which type of power adapter will you need for Falkland Islands?

The power converter that is suitable for Falkland Islands will depend on your requirements, prior to deciding which one to pack we suggest using the following checklist:

How many electrical devices are you packing for Falkland Islands?

How many electrical devices will you be packing

How many electrical devices are you packing for Falkland Islands?

  • List how many electrical items you intended on packing for Falkland Islands (for example laptops, mobile phones, tablets, hair dryers and clothes irons).
    • Allow for more devices at a later date. Are you thinking about purchasing a new tablet computer soon?
    • There are an increasing amount of smaller rechargeable electronics such as electric shavers which utilise USB for a power charging source, the next time you replace a device it might need a USB power adapter so please ensure your travel adapter has enough spare ports for these as well.
  • Will you also be travelling with family who might need to charge their devices too?

What types of devices do you want to charge in Falkland Islands?

  • There are three different types of electrical items:
    • Low wattage electronic items that plug into a power outlet - for example a laptop.
    • High wattage appliances that plug into an electrical outlet - for example curling irons or hair dryers.
    • USB devices which can be plugged into a USB port - for example mobile phones.
  • When you only intend to bring along just USB powered devices to Falkland Islands then you'll find that a simple travel USB charger is ideal as you'll only have to pack one compact charger plus your USB charging cables.
  • Travel power strips are most suited for powering and voltage conversion for many low wattage devices of any voltage, however won't work with high wattage appliances (such as hair straighteners) which require voltage conversion and could potentially damage the travel power strip.
Will you only be planning on charging USB devices in Falkland Islands?

Will you only bring USB devices

Will you only be planning on charging USB devices in Falkland Islands?

Will your devices work with a 240 volt power outlet?

Is Falkland Islands the only location you intend to visit?

How many power outlets are available in Falkland Islands?

How many power outlets will be available

How many power outlets are available in Falkland Islands?

  • The accommodation in Falkland Islands might have only one wall outlet, this may be an issue if charging the batteries of more than one electronic device overnight as you'll only be able to charge one device at a time then need to continually swap.
  • To recharge more than one device simultaneously look to using either a travel USB wall charger or a travel power strip which can charge multiple USB ports or power outlets. [7] [AD]

How much can you afford?

  • A basic power adapter starts at under £10 which charges one device in Falkland Islands (provided that it is dual voltage or is compatible with 240 volts), however paying anywhere £15-£20 allows you to power more than one device at once and be able to bring them to multiple countries.

Do you plan to visit anywhere abroad in the future?

Are you intending on bringing hand luggage to Falkland Islands?

Are you bringing just hand baggage

Are you intending on bringing hand luggage to Falkland Islands?

How long does it take to travel to Falkland Islands?

Arriving at an airport

How long does it take to travel to Falkland Islands?

  • If you are embarking on a long flight to get to Falkland Islands consider an appropriate airport-friendly charger that can be used with different outlet types, one that can be carried in hand luggage and can be used to quickly top up phones and tablets prior to a long trip.
  • Not all airlines have power outlets for customers therefore we recommend using a portable charger which will recharge on the move. After arriving in Falkland Islands you could need to use your mobile phone to make a telephone call, texts, using sat nav to locate a hotel or viewing your itinerary - so ensure that your phone will have ample charge stored. [4] [AD]

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Corrections

We endeavor to ensure all details on this page are correct and relevant to travellers visiting Falkland Islands, if you wish to contribute any useful information or feedback please email travel@wikiconnections.org. For more comprehensive technical details visit the Wikipedia page on AC power plugs and sockets[21]

Disclaimer

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  1. Wikipedia - Falkland Islands Wikipedia web page.
  2. iec.ch - International Electrotechnical Commission World Plugs
  3. Type G plug adapter - A Type G power adapter has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, priced £5-£10
  4. Portable charger - A power bank is a portable charger which can recharge USB powered devices such as mobile phones and tablets on the go, priced at £30-£35.
  5. Wikipedia - power adaptor
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around £10
  7. Travel power strip - A travel power strip includes surge protectors, AC power outlets, USB ports and swappable plug adapters for use in multiple countries, under £40
  8. Universal travel power adapter - A typical universal travel power adapter can be used in over 150 different countries for use with appliances and USB devices, around £15
  9. Plug adapter set - Plug adapter set containing a number of different power plug adapters for use in different countries, costing £5-£10
  10. Step down power converter - A step down power converter allows a 100-120 volt appliance to be used in a 220-240 volt power outlet, under £90
  11. Wikipedia - WikiPedia - Mains electricity by country -
  12. Rechargeable hair dryer - Rechargeable battery powered cordless blow dryer suitable for travelling, £70-£80.
  13. Gas hair straighteners - Cordless ceramic hair straighteners powered by gas cartridges, around £30.
  14. 10,000mAh portable charger - Lightweight 10000mAh high-speed portable USB charger suitable for mobile phone charging, around £20.
  15. 20,000mAh portable charger - High capacity 20000mAh high-speed portable USB charger suitable for charging mobile phones and some tablets for several days, £30-£35.
  16. USB-C PD power bank - Power Delivery charger suitable for charging laptops with USB-C support, £100-£110.
  17. Solar backpack - A solar backpack will charge USB devices or an internal power bank when left in sunlight, priced at £110-£120
  18. Solar power bank - Portable power bank with solar cells which can recharge when placed in sunlight and power any USB powered device, costs £25-£30.
  19. Power converter - A step up step down power converter converts 110-120 volts up to 220-240 volts and 220-240 volts down to 110-120 Volts, £100-£110
  20. Heavy duty power converter - A 5000 watt heavy duty step up and step down power converter used to convert voltages for domestic appliances, power tools, televisions, heating appliances and motors, priced at £100-£110.
  21. Wikipedia - AC power plugs and sockets -