Power adapters for Europe - What plug adapter do I need for Serbia?

Power adapters for Serbia

Varying different voltages and standards can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to another country especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your electronics in Serbia. This page has links to step by step instructions which shows exactly how to supply power to your devices when staying in Serbia using the Type F or C Serbian 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. Most power adapters will vary depending on which country you're travelling to so we suggest reading the Wikiconnections world power adapters guide where you'll find a full list of destinations.

What is the best power adapter for Serbia?

The best power adapter for Serbia is a Type F plug adapter which will allow you to use any 230 volt appliance or device. [2]

What is the best power adapter for Serbia?

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 Serbia.

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 Serbian power outlet do?

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

Do I need a power adapter for Serbia?

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

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

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

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Can I use a European plug in Serbia?

As there are 8 different power outlet types used throughout Europe there is a chance that a power adapter that works in another territory in Europe doesn't fit in a Serbian power outlet.

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

No, a power adapter only adapts the shape of a plug to fit into a 230 volt Serbian 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 Serbia.

Where to buy a power adapter for Serbia in Canada

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Serbia in Canada

Serbia 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 - Serbia Wikipedia page.
  2. Type F plug adapter - Schuko Type F plug adapters are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, C$15-C$20.
  3. Wikipedia - power adaptor