Adapters for Seychelles - What plug adapter do I need for Seychelles?

Power adapters for Seychelles

If packing for a vacation to Seychelles it's useful to know in advance if you can use all your vital electronics like cell phones and laptop computers when you get there. By not knowing which wall socket is used in Seychelles you are likely to bring the wrong charger, therefore having to purchase a suitable charger on arrival which might not be compatible. Different combinations of standards and plug types can all be confusing when planning on visiting a new country to the first time traveller. This isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets used in the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your electronics in Seychelles. This page contains links to step by step instructions showing you which power adapters you'll need to power your devices when travelling to Seychelles using their 240 volt 50Hz Type G Seychellois power outlet, the Seychellois will use a 13 amp plug for charging. Most power adapters change regionally so please read the Wikiconnections travel power adapters page where you'll find a complete list of regions.

What is the best power adapter for Seychelles?

The best power adapter for Seychelles will be a Type G plug adapter which is suitable for powering any 240 volt appliance or device. [2]

What is the best power adapter for Seychelles?

What is a power adapter for a Seychellois power outlet?

A power adapter is a compact and lightweight plastic adapter that permits a different shaped power plug on an appliance from another region to fit into a power socket in Seychelles.

Also known as: an electrical adapter, plug adapter, travel adapter, electrical adaptor, mains travel adapter or power adaptor[3]

Do I need a plug adapter in Seychelles?

It depends on the country you are travelling from and the shape of plug you are attempting to use.

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

Canadian plugs won't physically fit in a Seychellois power outlet therefore you will need to use a power adapter for Seychelles, and because the voltage is different you will also need to use a power converter for Seychelles to prevent overheating or damage to your device or appliance if it isn't dual voltage.

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What does a power adapter do?

A power adapter allows visitors travelling from another country to use electrical appliances and devices in Seychelles simply by altering the shape of the plug.

Will a power adapter change the voltage from a Seychellois power outlet?

Power adapters will only adapt the shape of a plug to fit into a 240 volt Seychellois power outlet and is unable to convert the power to a higher voltage. If you wish to safely use a 100-120 volt device you also need to bring a step down power converter for Seychelles along with the correct power adapter.

Where to buy a power adapter for Seychelles in Canada

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Seychelles in Canada

Seychelles 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.

Where to buy a power adapter in Seychelles

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Where to buy a power adapter in Seychelles

On arrival power adapters could be found in local electrical high street shops and drug stores, but always check the build quality first as safety standards might be different in a foreign country as this is important when dealing with electrical goods. Keep in mind that a shopping trip searching for power adapters in an unknown location might be impractical, especially as this needs to happen quickly before batteries run out.

Hotel receptions could have a power adapter for sale, hire or as a complimentary extra for guests; however, availability is normally limited and a hotel might not have the exact type required for your country. If in doubt, call ahead to the hotel first and request a reservation as it is unlikely that an adapter will be found in your room on arrival.

  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia web page about Seychelles.
  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, under C$5.
  3. Wikipedia - power adaptor