Falkland Islands adapters - What kind of adapter do I need for Falkland Islands?

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. [2] [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[3]

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.

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  1. Wikipedia - Falkland Islands Wikipedia web page.
  2. 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, costing £10-£15
  3. Wikipedia - power adaptor