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Power adapters for Miquelon

Differing combinations of standards and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country, especially if you've never been there before. 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 power your device in Miquelon. This page has links to step-by-step instructions which shows exactly which power adapters you'll need to power your devices when you're visiting Miquelon by using their standard 230 volt 50Hz E Type Miquelonnais power outlet, with the Miquelonnais using CEE 7/5 French sockets for charging. You'll discover power sockets are different depending on which area you are visiting so we recommend reading the list of World power adapters for a full list of countries.

What is the best power adapter for Miquelon?

The best power adapter for Miquelon is a Type E plug adapter which is suitable for powering any 230 volt device or appliance. [2] [AD]

What is the best power adapter for Miquelon?

What is a power adapter?

Power adapters are small and cheap plastic adapters that allow a Miquelonnais power outlet to accept a power plug from an appliance from a foreign country. [3]

Do I need a power adapter for Miquelon?

This will depend on the shape of plug you are using in Miquelon and the location you are travelling from.

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

A Canadian plug won't fit in a Miquelonnais power outlet so you will need to use a plug adapter for Miquelon, and as the voltage is much higher you will also need to use a power converter for Miquelon to prevent damage or overheating to your appliance or device if it isn't dual voltage.

Does a power adapter convert the voltage from a Miquelonnais power outlet?

No - a power adapter only adapts the shape of a plug to fit into a 230 volt Miquelonnais power outlet and is unable to convert the power to a different voltage. Should you wish to safely use any 100, 110 or 120 volt device you will also need to bring a step down power converter along with the correct type of adapter.

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

A power adapter for a Miquelonnais power outlet allows a visitor from another country to use their own electrical appliances in Miquelon by adapting the shape of the power plug from one type to another.

Where to buy a power adapter for Miquelon in Canada

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Miquelon in Canada

Miquelon 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 - Wikipedia entry about Miquelon.
  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