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Power adapters for Aruba

Different standards and sockets can often lead to confusion when planning to travel to another country especially to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of sockets being used in the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power your electronics in Aruba. This page has links to useful instructions telling you which power adapters you'll need to power your devices when going to Aruba using the standard F, A or B type Aruban 127 volt 60Hz wall outlets. You will discover power will differ regionally therefore please read the power adapters for a full list of regions and countries.

What is the best power adapter for Aruba?

The best power adapter for Aruba is a Type F power adapter which allows you to use any 127 volt appliance or device. [2] [AD]

What is the best power adapter for Aruba?

What is a power adapter?

Power adapters are compact and cheap plastic adapters that permit an Aruban power outlet to accept a different shaped power plug from a different country. [3]

Do I need a power adapter in Aruba?

It depends on where you are travelling from and the type of plug you want to use in Aruba.

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

a Canadian Type A or Type B power outlet might not typically be found in Aruba so it is recommended to bring a suitable plug adapter for Aruba.

Can a power adapter convert the voltage from an Aruban power outlet?

A power adapter only adapts the shape of a plug to fit into a 127 volt Aruban power outlet and is unable to convert the power to a higher voltage. If you need to safely use any 220, 230 or 240 volt appliance then you also need to bring a step up power converter for Aruba along with the right power adapter.

What does a power adapter do?

A power adapter for an Aruban power outlet enables visitors travelling from another country to use their own electronic devices in Aruba by changing the shape of the plug.

Where to buy a power adapter for Aruba in Canada

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Aruba in Canada

Aruba 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 - Aruban country entry on wikipedia.
  2. Type F plug adapter - Schuko Type F plug adapters are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart.
  3. Wikipedia - power adaptor