Saint Pierre power adapters - What adapter do I need for Saint Pierre?

Power adapters for Saint Pierre

Various combinations of standards and voltages can all be confusing when planning on visiting a foreign country especially for the first time traveller. However this isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your electronics in Saint Pierre. This page contains links to useful instructions which shows exactly which power adapters you'll need to supply power to your devices when staying in Saint Pierre using their standard 230 volt 50Hz Type E wall outlet, with the Saint-Pierrais using CEE 7/5 French sockets for charging. Most power adapters will change depending on which region you're in therefore we recommend that you read our Wikiconnections travel power adapters page where you'll find a full list showing countries.

What is the best power adapter for Saint Pierre?

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

What is the best power adapter for Saint Pierre?

What is a power adapter for a St Pierrais power outlet?

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

What does a power adapter do?

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

Will a power adapter change the voltage in Saint Pierre?

Power adapters will only adapt the shape of a plug to fit into a 230 volt St Pierrais 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 Saint Pierre.

Do I need a power adapter in Saint Pierre?

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

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

A Canadian plug won't fit into a St Pierrais power outlet therefore you will need to use a power adapter for Saint Pierre, and because the voltage is 230 volts you will also need to bring a power converter for Saint Pierre if your appliance or charger isn't dual voltage which prevents overheating or damage.

Where to buy a power adapter for Saint Pierre in Canada

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Saint Pierre in Canada

Saint Pierre 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.

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  1. Wikipedia - St Pierrais Wikipedia web page.
  2. Type E plug adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on the Type E plug adapter which are placed 19mm apart and includes a hole in the top for an earthing pin, estimated price under C$15
  3. Wikipedia - power adaptor