Power adapters for Kiribati - What adapter do I need for Kiribati?

Power adapters for Kiribati

Various standards and sockets can often be daunting when planning on staying in a different country, especially if you've never visited 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 tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power your electronics in Kiribati. This page contains links to instructions showing you exactly which power adapters you'll need to supply power to your devices in Kiribati by using their 240 volt 50Hz Type I Kiribati power outlet. Most power adapters vary depending on which region you in therefore we recommend reading the Wiki Connections world power adapters page where you'll find a full list showing regions and countries.

What is the best power adapter for Kiribati?

The best power adapter for Kiribati is a Type I plug adapter which will allow you to use any 240 volt appliance or device. [2] [AD]

What is the best power adapter for Kiribati?

What is a power adapter?

A power adapter is a compact and cheap plastic adapter that permits a different type of power plug on an appliance from a foreign region to correctly fit into a Kiribati power outlet.

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

What does a power adapter do?

A power adapter enables a visitor from a different location to use their own electronic and electrical appliances in Kiribati simply by adapting the shape of the plug.

Do I need a power adapter in Kiribati?

This will depend on where you are travelling from and the shape of plug you are using.

Will I need a plug adapter for Kiribati if I'm from Canada?

If you are travelling from Canada you will need to bring a power adapter for Kiribati as A Canadian plug won't physically fit into a Kiribati power outlet, and because the voltage is different you will also need to use a power converter for Kiribati if your appliance or charger isn't dual voltage to prevent damage or overheating.

Can a power adapter change the voltage in Kiribati?

Power adapters can only adapt the shape of a plug to fit into a 240 volt Kiribati power outlet and is unable to convert the power to a higher voltage. If you wish to safely use any 100-120 volt appliance then you will also need to bring a step down power converter for Kiribati along with the correct power adapter.

Where to buy a power adapter for Kiribati in Canada

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Kiribati in Canada

Kiribati 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.org entry about Kiribati.
  2. Type I plug adapter - A Type I electrical adapter, compliant with AS/NZS 3112, fits in a standard Australia electrical outlet. This adapter features two flat pins in an inverted V-shape with an earthing pin and is also commonly used in New Zealand, China, and Argentina..
  3. Wikipedia - power adaptor