Saint Pierre power adapters - what plugs are used in Saint Pierre?

St Pierrais power outlet

Summary

The type of plug adapter, power converter or charger that's needed when visiting Saint Pierre all depend on the voltage and type of device that you're trying to charge in a St Pierrais power outlet. If you're unclear about what voltage your device can use then read the section below about how to find out the voltage of your device first.

  • If your device is 230 volts or is dual voltage and your plug can fit in a St Pierrais power outlet then you can use it in Saint Pierre without needing a plug adapter.
  • If your device can run on 230 volts or is dual voltage but your plug won't fit in a St Pierrais power outlet you'll need to bring a suitable plug adapter for Saint Pierre such a Type E plug adapter [2]. A plug adapter for Saint Pierre (or power adapter) will change the actual shape of the plug on your device to fit into a plug outlet found in Saint Pierre, but but is unable to convert the voltage from 230 volts to use with another voltage.
  • If your device doesn't run on 230 volts and isn't dual voltage then you'll also need a power converter for Saint Pierre to convert the voltage from 230 volts to the correct voltage for your device. You will still need to use a suitable plug adapter for Saint Pierre if your power converter doesn't have the correct Type E plug adapter.
  • If you want to power one or more USB devices such as tablets or cellphones then a USB travel power adapter will be ideal and it should be dual voltage, however ensure that you choose one which has a Type E plug adapter otherwise you will also need to pack a suitable plug adapter for Saint Pierre.

Warning: If your device won't handle 230 volts you run the risk of an electrical fire hazard, a blown fuse or damage to your device. Prior to using your device in Saint Pierre please read the instruction manual to ensure safe operation.

Background

Various combinations of standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning on staying in a foreign country, especially for the first time traveller. However this isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your electronics in Saint Pierre. This page contains links to useful instructions which shows exactly which power adapters you'll need to supply power to your devices when staying in Saint Pierre using their standard 230 volt 50Hz E Type wall outlet, with the Saint-Pierrais using CEE 7/5 French sockets for charging. Most power adapters will change depending on which region you in therefore we recommend that you read our Wiki Connections travel power adapters page where you'll find a full list of countries. We also suggest reading the Saint Pierre Wikipedia page [1] for more details.

Saint Pierre power adapters

Do I need a plug adapter in Saint Pierre?

If the shape of the St Pierrais power outlet is different to the power plug that you are using then you will need a power adapter. American plugs won't physically fit into a St Pierrais power outlet so you will need to bring a power adapter for Saint Pierre, and because the voltage is 230 volts you will also need to bring a power converter for Saint Pierre to prevent overheating or damage to your device or appliance if it isn't dual voltage.

What is the best power adapter for Saint Pierre?

The best power adapter for Saint Pierre is a Type E power adapter [2] which allows you to use any 230 volt appliance or device.

What is the best power adapter for Saint Pierre?

Saint Pierre power outlets

What type of power outlets are in Saint Pierre?

The type of plug socket used in Saint Pierre is type E. This sunken circular wall socket can be recognised by two circular holes 19mm adjacent to each other where the live and neutral plug socket pins sit with a single metal grounding pin protruding in the top forming a triangle pattern.

What type of power outlets are in Saint Pierre?

What voltage is used in Saint Pierre?

The common residential voltage in Saint Pierre is 230 volts.

What electrical frequency is used in Saint Pierre?

The frequency used in a St Pierrais power outlet is 50 Hz.

Is the voltage in Saint Pierre the same as in the US?

The voltage which comes from a St Pierrais power outlet is 230 volts, however Americans use 120 volts. If your American charger or appliance doesn't support dual voltage then you will need to use a power converter for Saint Pierre which can change the voltage from a 220-240 volt power outlet to 120 volts.

Are St Pierrais power outlets the same as US?

An American plug won't fit in a St Pierrais power outlet so you will need to bring a power adapter for Saint Pierre. Both the voltage and frequency are different so if your appliance or charger isn't dual voltage please use a power converter for Saint Pierre and ensure that it works with 50hz.

Saint Pierre 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.

Why use a travel USB charger for Saint Pierre?

  • Most travel USB chargers include 4 or more USB charger ports, this means that you only need to bring a single charger to charge all your devices. It cuts down on the weightand size of your luggage by only bringing a single USB wall charger rather than bringing several different chargers along.
  • Most travel USB power chargers should include interchangeable plug heads for various power outlet types. This is suitable if visiting multiple countries across North America which will probably use a different outlet to Saint Pierre.
  • Good USB travel chargers are rugged, lightweight and compact - ideal for the rigors of travel rather than risking packing a domestic charger which might be hard to repair or replace in Saint Pierre.
  • USB chargers will accept both the 230 volt power outlets in Saint Pierre plus other voltage standards in other countries.
  • It's possible that accommodation or hotel bedrooms in Saint Pierre might only have one wall outlet, by using a travel charger with multiple USB ports allows you to share out the single power supply with all your devices instead of having to wait to recharge one device at a time.
  • Due to their flexible nature a travel USB charger takes the uncertainty out of travelling to any unknown country as they are guaranteed to work practically anywhere on the planet.
  • Power outlets found in airport departure gates can be scarce and demand for charging multiple cell phones from other passengers before a flight can be high, therefore a USB travel charger with multiple ports and the ability to fast charge is perect.
  • Some countries power grids are unstable, a good quality travel charger allows for unexpected spikes and prevents damage to any devices attached to it. Attempting to repair an overloaded smartphone in Saint Pierre could prove inconvenient and costly.
  • Higher priced USB chargers will also incorporate power outlet strips to allow you to use low wattage devices such as laptops, howeverthese are unsuitable for high powered domestic such as hair dryers or clothes irons. For further information see the guide on using travel appliances in Saint Pierre for useful guidelines and advice on the best power adapter for a St Pierrais power outlet for high powered appliances.
  • Certain mobile phones might require more than the usual 500 milliamps supplied by a standard 5 volt USB power adapter to charge or provide fast charge. Ensure that the USB power adapter can support fast charging should some of your devices draw extra power.
  • When returning home travel USB chargers can also be used by charging multiple mobile phones overnight using a single power outlet.

What is the best USB charger for Saint Pierre?

The is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unstable power grids. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Saint Pierre and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to Saint Pierre.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Saint Pierre.

Power converters for Saint Pierre

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

Voltage converter

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

A heavy and bulky power converter [6] converts the voltage of 230 volts from a St Pierrais power outlet to work with a non-230 volt device, whereas a cheaper and smaller power adapter [5] (or plug adapter) will change the shape of the plug on your appliance to fit into a power outlet found in Saint Pierre.

Do I need a power converter for Saint Pierre?

If travelling to Saint Pierre from a different country ensure that your device can accept a 230 volt supply.

  • If charging a USB device which was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v ensure that your device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional International travel voltage converter [8] to prevent the device from overloading when charging it.
  • When powering larger appliances if you are traveling to Saint Pierre from a lower 110 volt country you will need to use a much bulkier Step Down Voltage Converter [7] to convert the voltage from 110 volts to 230 volts.

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

What voltage is my device?

Dual voltage hair dryer

What voltage is my device?

The best way to see if a device is dual voltage is to check for a sticker on the charger or on the appliance itself, normally on the rear of the unit or near to where the power cord plugs into. This location might vary depending on the make and model of your device but could also be written on the box.

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

Travel appliances that can connect to a St Pierrais 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 St Pierrais power outlet

Beats Pill
Beats Pill

Beats Pill 2
Beats Pill 2

Jabra Bluetooth speakers which are compatible with a St Pierrais power outlet

Jabra Solemate
Jabra Solemate

Jabra Solemate Mini
Jabra Solemate Mini

Mobile phones which can be connected to a St Pierrais power outlet

A mobile phone
mobile phone

Apple iPhones which can be connected to a St Pierrais 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 work with a St Pierrais power outlet

Samsung Galaxy S4
Samsung Galaxy S4

A list of Amazon Kindle tablets which can connect to a St Pierrais 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 St Pierrais 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/Saint_Pierre_and_Miquelon - St Pierrais Wikipedia web page.
  2. Type E plug adapter - Allows appliances to connect to Type E 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. 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
  6. 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.
  7. 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
  8. 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.