European power adapters - What adapter do I need for Slovakia?

Power adapters for Slovakia

Varying different standards and voltages can all be confusing when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power your device in Slovakia. This page contains links to useful instructions showing you exactly which power adapters you'll need to power your devices when you're in Slovakia by using the types E or C 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. You will discover that power sockets change depending on which area you are travelling to so please read the power adapters for a full list of regions and countries.

What is the best power adapter for Slovakia?

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

What is the best power adapter for Slovakia?

What is a power adapter?

Power adapters are compact and lightweight plastic adapters which allow a Slovak power outlet to accept a power plug from an appliance from a foreign country.

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

Does a power adapter change the voltage in Slovakia?

Power adapters can only adapt the shape of a plug to fit into a 230 volt Slovak power outlet and can't convert to a different voltage. Should you wish to safely use any 100, 110 or 120 volt device then you also need to bring a more expensive step down power converter for Slovakia.

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

A power adapter enables visitors from another country to use their electronic and electrical appliances in Slovakia simply by altering the shape of the power plug to fit the power socket.

Do I need a power adapter for Slovakia?

If the type of Slovak power outlet is different to the power outlet in your home country then you will need a power adapter.

Do I need a plug adapter for Slovakia if I'm from Canada?

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

Can a European plug work in Slovakia?

There is a possibility that a plug adapter that works in another country in Europe won't work in Slovakia because there are 8 different power outlet types used throughout Europe.

Where to buy a power adapter for Slovakia in Canada

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Slovakia in Canada

Slovakia 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. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slovakia - Slovakia Wikipedia page.
  2. Type E plug adapter - Allows appliances to connect to Type E power outlets without converting voltage, priced around C$10.
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adapter - power adaptor