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

Power adapters for Falkland Islands

Varying different combinations of frequencies and standards can all cause confusion when planning to stay in a different country for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your electronics in Falkland Islands. This page has links to useful instructions demonstrating exactly how to power your devices when you are visiting Falkland Islands using their 240 volt 50Hz Type G Falkland Islands wall outlet, with the Falkland Islanders using a 13 amp plug for wall outlets. You'll discover power adapters vary from region to region so please read the World power adapters page for a complete list of countries.

What is the best power adapter for Falkland Islands?

The best power adapter for Falkland Islands is a Type G power adapter [2] which allows you to use any 240 volt device or appliance.

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?

This depends on the country you are travelling from and the shape of plug you wish to use.

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.

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Falkland_Islands - Falkland Islands Wikipedia web page.
  2. Type G plug adapter - Allows appliances to connect to Type G power outlets without converting voltage, costs £5-£10.
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adapter - power adaptor