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Power adapters for Nevis

Complicated standards and voltages can all be confusing when planning on staying in another country, especially to 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 Nevis. This page contains links to instructions showing you exactly which power adapters you'll need to power your devices when you are in Nevis using the Type G, A, B or D Nevis 230 volt 60Hz power outlets. You'll discover that power sockets differ depending on which area you are travelling to so we recommend reading the power adapters page for a complete list of regions and countries.

What is the best power adapter for Nevis?

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

What is the best power adapter for Nevis?

What is a power adapter for a Nevis power outlet?

A power adapter for Nevis is a small, cheap and lightweight plastic adapter that permits a different type of power plug from another country to fit into a Nevis power outlet.

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

Do I need a power adapter in Nevis?

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

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

Canadian Type A or B power outlets might not readily be found in Nevis so it is advisable to bring a suitable plug adapter for Nevis, however as the voltage is 230 volts you will definitely need to bring a power converter for Nevis if your charger or appliance isn't dual voltage to prevent overheating or damage.

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Does a power adapter change the voltage in Nevis?

A power adapter only adapts the shape of a plug to fit into a 230 volt Nevis power outlet and is unable to convert the power to a higher voltage. If you need to safely use any 100, 110 or 120 volt device you also need to bring a step down power converter for Nevis along with the right power adapter.

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

A power adapter for Nevis allows a visitor from a different location to use electrical appliances in Nevis by changing the shape of the plug to fit the power socket.

Where to buy a power adapter for Nevis in Canada

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Where to buy a power adapter for Nevis in Canada

Nevis 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 - Nevis 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, C$4-C$5.
  3. Wikipedia - power adaptor