The Maldives power adapters - What adapter do I need for The Maldives?

Power adapters for The Maldives

If you are packing for a trip to Maldives it is useful to know if you can use your indispensable gadgets like cell phones or tablets when you're there. Without knowing which power socket is used you may end up either weighing yourself down with too many adaptors or bring the wrong power charger, leaving you having to borrow a suitable power adaptor on arrival that might be incompatible and cause damage to your device. Varying different standards and voltages can all be daunting when planning on travelling to another country for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your electronics in Maldives. This page has links to simple instructions demonstrating how to supply power to your devices when travelling to Maldives using their standard G, D, J, K or L type Maldivian 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, you'll find a majority of Maldivians typically use Type G plugs in their plug outlets. Power sockets vary depending on which region you are travelling to so we suggest reading the travel power adapters page for a complete list of regions and countries.

What is the best power adapter for Maldives?

The best power adapter for The Maldives will be a Type G power adapter which will allow you to use any 230 volt device or appliance. [2] [AD]

What is the best power adapter for Maldives?

What is a power adapter?

A power adapter is a small, cheap and lightweight plastic adapter that permits a different type of power plug from a different region to easily slot into an electrical outlet in The Maldives.

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

What does a power adapter for a Maldivian power outlet do?

A power adapter enables visitors travelling from a different country to use their electronic and electrical appliances and devices in The Maldives by adapting the shape of the power plug from one type to another.

Do I need a power adapter for The Maldives?

If the shape of the Maldivian power outlet isn't the same as the power outlet in your home country then you will need a power adapter.

Will I need a power adapter if I'm visiting The Maldives from Canada?

Canadian plugs won't physically fit into a Maldivian power outlet therefore you will need to bring a power adapter for The Maldives, and as the voltage is different you will also need to bring a power converter for The Maldives to prevent overheating or damage to your device or appliance if it isn't dual voltage.

Can a power adapter convert the voltage from a Maldivian power outlet?

No, a power adapter only adapts the shape of a plug to fit into a 230 volt Maldivian power outlet and is unable to convert the power to a higher voltage. If you need to safely use a 100-120 volt appliance then you will also need to bring a step down power converter for The Maldives.

Where to buy a power adapter in The Maldives

Arriving at an airport

Where to buy a power adapter in The Maldives

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.

Where to buy a power adapter for The Maldives in Canada

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for The Maldives in Canada

The Maldives 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.

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  1. Wikipedia - Maldives Wikipedia 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, around C$30
  3. Wikipedia - power adaptor