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

Power adapters for Greenland

If planning a trip it is helpful to know in advance if you can use any indispensable devices like mobile phones and laptops when you arrive. By not knowing which power socket is used you are more likely to bring the wrong power charger, therefore needing to borrow a potentially expensive adaptor when you're there. Differing frequencies and standards can often be daunting when planning to travel to another country if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets used in the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to power your device in Greenland. This page has links to step by step instructions which shows how to charge your devices when you're visiting Greenland by using their types E, C, F or K Greenlandic 220 volt 50Hz power outlets, please note Type E wall outlets are normally used by a majority of Greenlanders. Most power is different depending on which country you are visiting so please read the power adapters page for a complete list of regions and countries.

What is the best power adapter for Greenland?

The best power adapter for Greenland is a Type E plug adapter which is suitable for powering any 220 volt appliance or device. [2] [AD]

What is the best power adapter for Greenland?

What is a power adapter for a Greenlandic power outlet?

Power adapters are small, cheap and lightweight plastic adapters that allow a Greenlandic power outlet to accept a different shaped power plug from a different region. [3]

Will a power adapter change the voltage in Greenland?

Power adapters will only adapt the shape of a plug to fit into a 220 volt Greenlandic power outlet and can't convert the power to a different voltage. Should you need to safely use a 100-120 volt device you will also need to bring a step down power converter for Greenland.

Do I need a power adapter in Greenland?

If the type of Greenlandic power outlet is different to the power plug that you are using then you will need a power adapter.

What does a power adapter do?

A power adapter for a Greenlandic power outlet allows visitors travelling from a different country to use their electrical devices in Greenland simply by adapting the shape of the plug to fit the power socket.

Do I need a plug adapter if I'm visiting Greenland from Canada?

A Canadian plug won't fit into a Greenlandic power outlet therefore you will need to use a power adapter for Greenland, and because the voltage is 220 volts you will also need to bring a power converter for Greenland if your appliance or charger isn't dual voltage which prevents overheating or damage.

Where to buy a power adapter in Greenland

Arriving at an airport

Where to buy a power adapter in Greenland

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 Greenland in Canada

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Greenland in Canada

Greenland 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 - Greenlandic Wikipedia web page.
  2. Type E plug adapter - A CEE 7/5 socket and CEE 7/6 plug compliant Type E adapter designed with a focus on safety, featuring two round pins and an earthing hole. Ideal for use in the France, Belgium, Poland and several African nations..
  3. Wikipedia - power adaptor