Power adapter for French Guiana - What adapter do I need for French Guiana?

Power adapters for French Guiana

Various standards and plugs can often be daunting when planning on travelling to another country, especially for the first time traveller. However this isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of sockets used in the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need in advance to power your electronics in French Guiana. This page has links to instructions which shows which power adapters you'll need to charge your devices in French Guiana by using the standard types D, C or E French Guianese 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. Power will change depending on which area you are travelling to therefore we suggest reading the power adapters for a complete list of countries.

What is the best power adapter for French Guiana?

The best power adapter for French Guiana is a Type D power adapter which will allow you to use any 220 volt appliance or device. [2]

What is the best power adapter for French Guiana?

What is a power adapter for a French Guianese power outlet?

A power adapter is a compact, cheap and lightweight plastic adapter which permits a French Guianese power outlet to accept a different shaped 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]

Do I need a plug adapter for French Guiana?

It will depend on the shape of plug you wish to use in French Guiana.

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Do I need a plug adapter for French Guiana if I'm visiting from Canada?

If you are visiting from Canada then you will need to bring a power adapter for French Guiana as Canadian plugs won't fit into a French Guianese power outlet, and as the voltage is 220 volts you will also need to use a power converter for French Guiana if your charger or appliance isn't dual voltage which prevents damage or overheating.

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What does a power adapter for French Guiana do?

A power adapter for French Guiana allows visitors from a different country to use electronic and electrical devices in French Guiana by altering the shape of the plug to fit the wall outlet.

Does a power adapter convert the voltage from a French Guianese power outlet?

No; a power adapter only adapts the shape of a plug to fit into a 220 volt French Guianese 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 also need to bring a step down power converter along with the right type of power adapter.

Where to buy a power adapter for French Guiana in Canada

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for French Guiana in Canada

French Guiana 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 page about French Guiana.
  2. Type D plug adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D plug adapter has large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, priced C$5-C$10.
  3. Wikipedia - power adaptor