Seychelles power adapters - what plugs are used in Seychelles?

Seychellois power outlet

Summary

The type of plug adapter, converter or charger that you'll need to bring when visiting Seychelles all depends on the voltage and type of device that you're trying to charge in a Seychellois power outlet. If you don't know what voltage your device uses then read the section below about how can you tell if you have a dual voltage device first.

  • If your device can run on 240 volts or is dual voltage and your plug can fit in a Seychellois power outlet then it can work in Seychelles.
  • If your device is 240 volts or is dual voltage but the plug won't fit in a Seychellois power outlet you'll need to bring a suitable plug adapter for Seychelles such a Type G plug adapter [2]. A plug adapter for Seychelles (or power adapter) will change the shape of the plug on your device to fit into a plug outlet found in Seychelles, but but is unable to change the voltage from 240 volts to a different voltage.
  • If your device can't run on 240 volts and isn't dual voltage then you'll also need a power converter for Seychelles to convert the voltage from 240 volts to the correct voltage for your device. You'll still need to bring along a suitable plug adapter for Seychelles if the power converter doesn't use the correct Type G plug adapter.
  • If you simply want to bring your USB devices such as a mobile phone or tablet then a USB travel power adapter is suitable and it should be dual voltage, however ensure that you bring a USB travel adapter which includes a Type G plug adapter otherwise you will still need to pack a suitable plug adapter for Seychelles.

Warning: If your device won't handle the 240 volts used in Seychelles you run a risk of a blown fuse, damage to your device or even an electrical fire hazard. Prior to using your device in Seychelles please check the instruction manual to ensure safe operation.

Background

When planning a vacation to Seychelles it can be useful to know if you'll be able to power any vital devices that you'll be bringing along with you. Without knowing which power socket is used in Seychelles you could end up either weighing your luggage down with unnecessary spare adaptors or bring the wrong power adaptor, leaving you needing to buy a suitable power adaptor when you need to recharge. Varying different standards and voltages can often cause confusion when planning on travelling to a different country, especially if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of common standards used throughout the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to power your device in Seychelles. This page contains links to instructions which shows exactly how to charge your devices when you're travelling to Seychelles using the standard 240 volt 50Hz G Type plug outlet, with the Seychellois using a 13 amp plug for wall outlets. Most power sockets differ depending on which area you are visiting therefore we suggest reading the power adapters page for a full list of regions and countries. We recommend reading the Seychelles Wikipedia page [1] for further details.

Seychelles power adapters

Do I need a plug adapter for Seychelles?

If the shape of the Seychellois power outlet isn't the same as the power outlet in your home country then you will need a power adapter. American plugs won't physically fit in a Seychellois power outlet so you will need to use a power adapter for Seychelles, and because the voltage is 240 volts you will also need to use a power converter for Seychelles if your appliance or charger isn't dual voltage to prevent damage or overheating.

What is the best power adapter for Seychelles?

The best power adapter for Seychelles will be a Type G power adapter [2] which is suitable for powering any 240 volt device or appliance.

What is the best power adapter for Seychelles?

Seychelles power outlets

What kind of outlets are in Seychelles?

The type of plug outlet used in Seychelles is type G. You can identify this plug socket by 3 vertical rectangular slots with shutters forming a triangle configuration for live, neutral and earth pins.

What kind of outlets are in Seychelles?

What voltage is used in Seychelles?

The voltage used in Seychelles is 240 volts.

Is a Seychellois power outlet the same as the US?

A US plug won't fit in a Seychellois power outlet therefore use a plug adapter for Seychelles. Both the voltage and frequency are different so if your appliance or charger isn't dual voltage you will need to use a power converter for Seychelles and ensure that it works with a 50hz outlet.

What is the electrical frequency used in a Seychellois power outlet?

The frequency of the alternating current from a Seychellois power outlet is 50 Hz.

Is the voltage in Seychelles the same as the US?

The voltage in Seychelles is 240 volts, however Americans use 120 volts. If your American charger or appliance won't handle dual voltage then you will need use a suitable power converter for a Seychellois power outlet which allows a 120 volt American device to work with a 240 volt outlet.

Seychelles USB chargers

What is a USB travel power charger?

A USB travel charger is a dual voltage charger with interchangeable plugs and multiple USB ports, suitable for travelling abroad.

What USB charger do I need for Seychelles?

If you are travelling with more than just one device then the best travel charger for Seychelles to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [5].

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the plugs over. If your model of device is compatible with Fast Charge then you will benefit from faster recharging times with one of these travel adapters plus compatibility with more power demanding devices.

Having a 4 port charger will also allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple power chargers or using up additional power outlets. Because you are only needing to bring a single lightweight travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage as well as being convenient for recharging your devices at the airport or on a plane. Due to their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying an adaptable power adapter of this nature at an electronics retailer, the power charger illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [5] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

What USB charger do I need for Seychelles?

Why use a travel USB charger for Seychelles?

  • Most travel USB chargers include multiple USB charger ports, this means that you should only need to bring one charger to charge multiple devices. Rather than bring 4 separate power chargers you only need to pack a single 4 port USB wall charger and power up to 4 separate devices which cuts down on the weight and size of your luggage.
  • All travel USB power chargers include interchangeable plug heads for various countries making them ideal if visiting different countries across Africa which are likely to use a different standard to Seychelles.
  • A good USB charger is compact, rugged and lightweight - perfect for the rigors of travel rather than risking bringing a domestic charger which could be impossible to replace in Seychelles.
  • USB chargers can accept both the 240 volts used in Seychelles power outlets plus different voltage standards in other countries.
  • There is a possibility that hotels in Seychelles only have a single wall outlet, by bringing a travel charger with multiple USB ports allows you to share the single power supply with family or other traveler instead of waiting to charge each device one by one.
  • Because of their flexible nature a travel USB charger takes the uncertainty out of travelling to an unknown country as they are guaranteed to work almost anywhere around the world.
  • Power outlets found in airport departure gates are often sparse and the demand for charging multiple devices during departure can be high, therefore a USB travel charger with multiple ports and the ability to charge quickly is perect.
  • Sometimes the power grid in a country can be unstable, a good travel charger allows for unexpected surges to prevent damage to any devices connected to it. Trying to repair an overloaded cell phone or tablet in Seychelles might prove inconvenient and costly.
  • Larger USB chargers also incorporate a power outlet strip to allow you to power low wattage domestic appliances such as laptops, but these will be unsuitable for high powered appliances such as hair dryers or clothes irons. See our section on using travel appliances with a Seychellois power outlet for helpful advice on the best power adapter to use with a Seychellois power outlet for high powered devices.
  • Certain cell phones and tablets might pull more than the usual 500 mA (milliamps) produced from a normal 5 volt USB adapter to charge or provide fast charge. Premium USB chargers will support fast charging incase any of your devices need additional power.
  • On back at home travel USB power chargers can still be used by charging multiple cell phones overnight using only a single power outlet.

What is the best USB charger for Seychelles?

The is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is necessary when visiting regions with unstable power supplies. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Seychelles using type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more generous 5 USB charging ports. This versatile power strip is compatible with both American plugs and popular plug types A, D,E/F, G, H, I, L and N making it perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Seychelles.

Power converters for Seychelles

What is the difference between a power converter and a plug adapter?

Voltage converter

What is the difference between a power converter and a plug adapter?

A small, cheap and lightweight power adapter [6] (or plug adapter) changes the shape of the plug on your device to slot into a power outlet found in Seychelles, but a heavy and bulkier power converter [7] will transform the voltage of 240 volts from a Seychellois power outlet to work with a non-240 volt device.

Do I need a voltage converter for Seychelles?

If visiting Seychelles from a different country make sure the device can accept a 240v supply.

  • If charging a USB device which was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts ensure that your device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional International travel voltage converter [9] to avoid the device from overheating whilst powering it up.
  • When powering larger appliances if you are traveling to Seychelles from a lower 110 volt location you will need to use a much larger Step Down Voltage Converter [8] to convert the voltage from 110 volts to 240 volts.

Read the world power outlets page to find out which voltage your country uses.

Is my device single voltage or dual voltage?

Single voltage hair dryer

Is my device single voltage or dual voltage?

The easiest method to tell if your appliance is dual voltage is to look for either a sticker or numbers printed on the supplied power plug or on the appliance itself, normally near to where the power cord goes. This location will vary depending on the make and model of your device and could also state on the box or in the instruction manual.

  • Single voltage devices could have a specific number - such as 110V.
  • Single voltage devices might also have a small voltage range (20 volts diffence) with a dash to accomodate small voltage fluctuations - such as 220-240V.
  • Dual voltage devices will say a large range separated with a slash - such as 100/240V.

Travel appliances which can connect to a Seychellois power outlet

Clothes iron
clothes iron

Curling iron
curling iron

Hair dryer
hair dryer

Hair straighteners
hair straighteners

Beats Pill speakers which can connect to a Seychellois power outlet

Beats Pill
Beats Pill

Beats Pill 2
Beats Pill 2

Jabra Bluetooth speakers which are compatible with a Seychellois power outlet

Jabra Solemate
Jabra Solemate

Jabra Solemate Mini
Jabra Solemate Mini

Mobile phones that can be connected to the Seychellois power outlet

A mobile phone
mobile phone

Apple iPhones which can connect to a Seychellois power outlet

iPhone
iPhone

iPhone 3G
iPhone 3G

iPhone 3GS
iPhone 3GS

iPhone 4
iPhone 4

iPhone 4S
iPhone 4S

iPhone 5
iPhone 5

iPhone 5C
iPhone 5C

iPhone 5S
iPhone 5S

iPhone 6
iPhone 6

iPhone 6 Plus
iPhone 6 Plus

Samsung Galaxy phones that can connect to a Seychellois power outlet

Samsung Galaxy S4
Samsung Galaxy S4

A list of Amazon Kindle tablets which work with a Seychellois power outlet

Kindle Fire 1st generation
Kindle Fire 1st generation

Kindle Fire 2nd generation
Kindle Fire 2nd generation

Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation
Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation

Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation
Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation

Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation
Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation

Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation
Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation

Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation
Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation

Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation
Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation

Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation
Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation

Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation
Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation

Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation
Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation

A list of Apple iPads which are compatible with a Seychellois power outlet

iPad
iPad

iPad 2
iPad 2

iPad 3
iPad 3

iPad 4
iPad 4

iPad Air
iPad Air

iPad Air 2
iPad Air 2

iPad Mini
iPad Mini

iPad Mini 2
iPad Mini 2

iPad Mini 4
iPad Mini 4

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seychelles - wikipedia web page about Seychelles.
  2. Type G plug adapter - Allows appliances to connect to Type G power outlets without converting voltage.
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/ - International Electrotechnical Commission World Plugs
  4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mains_electricity_by_country - WikiPedia - Mains electricity by country
  5. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters.
  6. https://www.amazon.com/Ceptics-GP-12PK-International-Worldwide-Universal/dp/B01DJEBLQU/ref=as_li_ss_tl?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=CFDDSXZJ59CH648AVQ0H&linkCode=ll1&tag=wikiconnections-20&linkId=b865b6ca5e535d710bf1e1b3a790f622 - power adapter
  7. Power converter - A step up step down power converter transformer converts 110-120 volts up to 220-240 volts and 220-240 volts down to 110-120 Volts.
  8. https://www.amazon.com/mn/search/ref=as_li_ss_tl?_encoding=UTF8&bbn=10967761&camp=1789&creative=390957&fst=as%3Aoff&linkCode=ur2&qid=1451321648&rh=n%3A172282%2Cn%3A!493964%2Cn%3A281407%2Cn%3A173541%2Cn%3A10967761%2Cp_n_feature_keywords_browse-bin%3A2888021011%5Cc2888054011&rnid=2887998011&tag=wikiconnections-20&linkId=A6EA2MIBWUPLQKJD - Step Down Voltage Converter
  9. International travel voltage converter - Travel voltage converters change the voltage of an electrical power supply by stepping up or stepping down the voltage and are often compact units which support both plug sockets and USB charging.