Reunion adapters - What power adapter do I need for Reunion?

Power adapters for Reunion

Different standards and plugs can often be daunting when planning to stay in another country, especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of standards used in the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need in advance to power your electronics in Reunion. This page has links to simple instructions demonstrating exactly how to power your devices when staying in Reunion by using the standard 220 volt 50Hz Type E plug outlet, the Reunionnais will use CEE 7/5 French sockets for wall outlets. You will discover that most power adapters will vary from region to region therefore we suggest that you read our Wikiconnections world power adapters page for a full list showing charging devices in different destinations.

What is the best power adapter for Reunion?

The best power adapter for Reunion is a Type E power adapter which will allow you to use any 220 volt appliance or device. [2]

What is the best power adapter for Reunion?

What is a power adapter for a Reunionese power outlet?

A power adapter is a compact, cheap and lightweight plastic adapter which permits a Reunionese power outlet to accept a different shaped 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 Reunion?

A power adapter only adapts the shape of a plug to fit into a 220 volt Reunionese power outlet and can't convert the power to a higher voltage. Should you need to safely use any 100-120 volt device 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 Reunion?

If the type of Reunionese power outlet isn't the same as the type of Reunionese power outlet then you will need a power adapter.

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Do I need a power adapter if I'm visiting Reunion from Canada?

If you are visiting from Canada then you will need to use a power adapter for Reunion as Canadian plugs won't fit into a Reunionese power outlet, and as the voltage is different you will also need to use a power converter for Reunion if your appliance or charger isn't dual voltage to prevent overheating or damage.

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What does a power adapter for Reunion do?

A power adapter allows visitors from a different country to use electrical appliances in Reunion simply by adapting the shape of the power plug from one shape to another.

Where to buy a power adapter for Reunion in Canada

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Where to buy a power adapter for Reunion in Canada

Reunion to Canadian power adapters will most likely be available in most major Canadian International airports 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 Relay, The Source or 6&Sundry, but expect to pay more than regular prices. Airports will be your last chance to buy a power adapter before departure, always check the returns policy to ensure you can easily exchange or refund a faulty or unsuitable product in an airside shop.

It will be more convenient and cheaper to buy the correct power adapter in advance of your trip. Best Buy, Costco, Home Depot and other high street electrical stores normally sell a limited range of travel adapters to popular locations however for widest choice it is recommended to buy a power adapter online.

  1. Wikipedia - Reunion country page on wikipedia.org.
  2. Type E plug adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on the Type E plug adapter which are placed 19mm apart and includes a hole in the top for an earthing pin, costing under C$15.
  3. Wikipedia - power adaptor