Power adapter for Vanuatu - What plug adapter do I need for Vanuatu?

Power adapters for Vanuatu

Varying different combinations of frequencies and standards can all cause confusion when planning on visiting a foreign country to the first time traveller. However this isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of standards used in the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your device in Vanuatu. This page contains links to useful instructions showing which power adapters you'll need to charge your devices when visiting Vanuatu by using the standard Type G, C or I 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. You will find that most power adapters will change regionally so we recommend that you read our Wiki Connections travel power adapters guide for a full list showing regions.

What is the best power adapter for Vanuatu?

The best power adapter for Vanuatu is a Type G plug adapter which allows you to use any 220 volt device or appliance. [2]

What is the best power adapter for Vanuatu?

What is a power adapter?

A power adapter for Vanuatu is a small and cheap plastic adapter which permits a Vanuatuan power outlet to accept a different type of power plug from an appliance from another region.

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

What does a power adapter for Vanuatu do?

A power adapter allows a visitor travelling from another location to use their own electronic and electrical devices in Vanuatu by adapting the shape of the power plug to fit the power outlet.

Do I need a plug adapter for Vanuatu?

This depends on the location you are travelling from and the shape of plug you want to use in Vanuatu.

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

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

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Does a power adapter change the voltage from a Vanuatuan power outlet?

A power adapter only adapts the shape of a plug to fit into a 220 volt Vanuatuan power outlet and can't convert the power to a higher voltage. Should you wish to safely use a 100, 110 or 120 volt appliance you will also need a step down power converter along with the right type of power adapter.

Where to buy a power adapter for Vanuatu in Canada

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Vanuatu in Canada

Vanuatu 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 - Vanuatu country Wiki 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$10-C$15.
  3. Wikipedia - power adaptor