Fiji power adapters - what plugs are used in Fiji?

Fijian power outlet

What adapter do I need for Fiji?

The type of plug adapter, power converter or charger that you'll need to use when visiting Fiji all depends on the voltage and type of device that you're attempting to power in a Fijian power outlet. If you're unclear about what voltage your device uses then please read the section below on how to find out the voltage of your device before going any further.

  • If you are from America travelling to Fiji you will need to use a plug adapter to fit a US plug into a Fijian power outlet. As the voltage is different in Fiji bring a power converter if your device or appliance isn't dual voltage and ensure that your it is compatible with a 50hz power outlet.
  • If your device is 240 volts or is dual voltage and your plug will fit in a Fijian power outlet then it will work in Fiji.
  • If your device is 240 volts or is dual voltage but your plug won't fit in a Fijian power outlet you'll need to bring a suitable plug adapter for Fiji such a Type I plug adapter [3]. Please Note that a plug adapter for Fiji (or power adapter) is designed to change the actual shape of the plug on your device to fit into a plug outlet found in Fiji, but but is unable to convert the voltage from 240 volts to another voltage.
  • If your device is unable to run on 240 volts and isn't dual voltage you will also need a power converter for Fiji to convert the voltage from 240 volts to the correct voltage on your device. You'll still need to use a suitable plug adapter for Fiji if your power converter doesn't include the correct Type I plug adapter.
  • If you want to power one or more USB devices such as cellphones or tablets then a USB travel power adapter is suitable and it should be dual voltage, however make sure that you choose a USB travel adapter which includes a Type I plug adapter otherwise you'll also need to use a suitable plug adapter for Fiji.

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

Background

If you are planning a vacation to Fiji it can be helpful to know in advance if you'll be able to power any common electronics such as mobile phones or tablets when you get there. Without knowing which power socket to expect you could end up either weighing your bags down with too many adaptors or bring the wrong power charger, meaning needing to buy or borrow a suitable power adaptor when you're there which might not be compatible and cause problems with your device. Differing combinations of frequencies and standards can often be confusing when planning on visiting a foreign country, especially if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power your device in Fiji. This page has links to step-by-step instructions showing exactly which power adapters you'll need to charge your devices in Fiji using the 240 volt 50Hz Type I plug supply. Power adapters will change regionally therefore we suggest reading our Wiki Connections global power adapters list where you'll find a full list of destinations. We suggest reading the Fiji Wikipedia page [1] for more indepth information.

Fiji power adapters

What is the best power adapter for Fiji?

The best power adapter for Fiji is a Type I plug adapter [3] which will allow you to use any 240 volt appliance or device.

What is the best power adapter for Fiji?

What is a power adapter?

A power adapter is a small and cheap plastic adapter which allows an electic outlet in Fiji to accept a different shaped power plug from an appliance from a foreign country.

What does a power adapter for a Fijian power outlet do?

A power adapter enables visitors travelling from a different country to use their electronic and electrical appliances and devices in Fiji by adapting the shape of the power plug from one type to another.

Does a power adapter change the voltage in Fiji?

A power adapter only adapts the shape of a plug to fit into a 240 volt Fijian power outlet and is unable to convert the power to a different voltage. Should you wish to safely use a 100-120 volt appliance then you also need to bring a step down power converter for Fiji.

Do I need a power adapter for Fiji?

If the type of Fijian power outlet is different to the power outlet in your home country then you will need a power adapter.

Do I need a plug adapter for Fiji if I'm from America?

If you are travelling from America then bring a power adapter for Fiji because an American plug won't fit in a Fijian power outlet, and because the voltage is different you will also need to use a power converter for Fiji if your appliance or charger isn't dual voltage which prevents overheating or damage.

Where can I buy a power adapter for Fiji?

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where can I buy a power adapter for Fiji?

Power adapters are typically available in most major 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 but expect to pay 50% 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.

On arrival power adapters can be found in local electrical high street shops and drug stores, but always check the build quality first as safety standards might be different in a foreign country as this is important when dealing with electrical goods. Keep in mind that a shopping trip searching for power adapters in an unknown location might be impractical, especially as this needs to happen quickly before batteries run out.

Hotel receptions could have a power adapter for sale, hire or as a complimentary extra for guests; however, availability is normally limited and a hotel might not have the exact type required for your country. If in doubt, call ahead to the hotel first and request a reservation as it is unlikely that an adapter will be found in your room on arrival.

It will more convenient and cheaper to buy the correct power adapter in advance of your trip. High street stores normally sell popular types of travel adapters to popular locations and for widest choice it is recommended to buy a power adapter online.

Fiji power outlets and plug sockets

What plug sockets are used in Fiji?

Type I plug outlets are used in Fiji. The wall socket, also known as a type I power outlet, can be identified by the three slots for the live, neutral and earth.

What plug sockets are used in Fiji?

What voltage is used in a Fijian power outlet?

The common residential voltage from a Fijian power outlet is 240 volts.

Do US plugs work in Fiji?

No - an American plug won't work in Fiji because it doesn't fit into a Fijian power outlet without the use of a power adapter. Also, the voltage is different so please use a power converter if your device isn't dual voltage and check that your appliance can work with a 50hz power outlet.

How do I use a 110 volt appliance in Fiji?

Use a step down power converter if you wish to use a 110 volt appliance in Fiji.

Is the voltage in Fiji the same as in the US?

The voltage from a Fijian power outlet is 240 volts, but 120 volts is used in the US. If your US power charger or appliance doesn't support dual voltage then you will need to use a suitable power converter for a Fijian power outlet which allows a 120 volt American device to work in a 220-240 volt outlet.

What electrical frequency is used in a Fijian power outlet?

The frequency in a Fijian power outlet is 50Hz.

Are plug sockets in Fiji the same as US?

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

Fiji 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 charging multiple USB powered devices when travelling abroad.

Why use a travel USB charger for Fiji?

  • Typically travel USB chargers include 4 or more USB charger ports, meaning you should only need to bring one charger to charge all your devices. Instead of bringing 4 individual power chargers you only need to pack one 4 port USB wall charger and power up to 4 devices, thereby cutting down on the weight and size of your baggage.
  • Most travel USB power chargers include swappable plug heads for various regions. This is perfect when visiting multiple countries which will probably use different outlets to Fiji.
  • A good USB power charger is lightweight, compact and rugged - perfect for rigors of travel instead of than risking packing a domestic charger which could be hard to repair or replace in Fiji.
  • USB chargers can accept the 240 volt power outlets in Fiji along with different voltage standards in other countries.
  • It's possible that accommodation or hotel rooms in Fiji only have a single power outlet, by using a travel charger with multiple USB ports allows you to share the single power supply with all your devices rather than waiting to charge each device one by one.
  • Because of their versatile nature they take the uncertainty out of travelling to any unknown country as they are guaranteed to work practically anywhere around the world.
  • Power outlets in airports are often sparse and demand for charging multiple cell phones and tablets from other passengers before a flight can be high, therefore a USB charger with multiple ports and the capability to charge quickly is ideal.
  • Sometimes the power grid in a country can be unstable, a quality travel charger allows for unexpected spikes and prevents damage to any devices attached to it. Trying to repair an overloaded cell phone in Fiji might prove to be problematic and costly.
  • Higher priced USB travel chargers should also feature a power outlet strip to use multiple low powered domestic appliances such as laptops, but note these are unsuitable for high powered appliances such as hair dryers or clothes irons. See our guide on using travel appliances in Fiji for helpful guidelines on the best power adapter for a Fijian power outlet for high wattage devices.
  • Certain cellphones and tablets could pull more than the usual 500 milliamps produced from a standard 5 volt USB adapter to charge or provide fast charge. Quality USB chargers will support fast charging should some of your devices need additional power.
  • On returning home travel USB chargers can also be used by recharging multiple mobile phones and tablets on an overnight basis using a single power outlet.

What is the best USB charger for Fiji?

The is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Fiji using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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 cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more flexible 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Fiji.

Power converters for Fiji

What is a power converter for Fiji?

Power converters allow travellers to use a 100, 110 or 120 volt electrical device with a 240 volt Fijian power outlet.

Also known as: electrical converter, electrical transformer, voltage converter, power transformer or voltage transformer.

What is the difference between a power converter and a power adapter for Fiji?

A small, cheap and lightweight power adapter [6] (or plug adapter) changes the shape of the plug on your appliance to slot into a power outlet found in Fiji, however a heavy and bulkier power converter [7] will convert a 240 volt Fijian power outlet to work with a non-240 volt device.

Do I need a power converter for Fiji?

If you are visiting Fiji from another country check that the device can be used with a 240 volt power supply.

  • You need a step down power converter [8] if you are travelling from a country that uses 100-120 volts and your device or appliance is incompatible with 240 volts. Read the list of world power outlets guide to see which voltage your country uses.
  • You shouldn't need a power converter if you already own either a 240 volt single voltage device or one that is dual voltage.
  • Typically, devices designed for a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) and then used with 240 volts run the risk of an electrical fire hazard, blowing a fuse or damage to your device.
  • You shouldn't need a converter if you are attempting to charge a smaller electrical device such as a tablet or mobile phone as these are typically support dual voltage and designed for international use, but you should always always check the device for dual voltage support prior to your journey.
  • For powering appliances which draw more power or generate heat (such as hair straighteners and clothes irons) then you will need to use a bulkier higher wattage heavy duty power converter [9].
  • It could be more cost effective to use a smaller robust dual voltage travel appliance than carrying a heavier high wattage power converter just to use your existing domestic appliance.
  • Read these comprehensive guides on how to use curling irons, clothes irons, hair dryers and hair straighteners in Fijian power outlets , along with guides for affordable dual voltage alternatives.

Will I need a power converter if I'm travelling to Fiji from America?

The 240 volts from a plug outlet in Fiji is different to a US outlet, therefore bring a step down power converter if your charger or appliance doesn't support dual voltage.

What kind of converter do I need for Fiji?

You need to use a step down power converter [8] to use any 100-120 volt appliance in a 240 volt Fijian power outlet.

What voltage does Fiji use?

Fiji uses 240 volts in their standard power outlets.

How to convert 240 volts to 110 volts

  1. Use a step down power converter [8] to allow you to use a 110 or 120 volt appliance with a 240 volt Fijian power outlet.
  2. If the power converter doesn't include the correct shaped plug then it will also be necessary to plug in the power cord from the power converter into a power adapter for Fiji before plugging that into a Fijian power outlet.
  3. Some power converters include the ability to perform both step up and step down voltage conversions, therefore it may be necessary to manually switch the converter to output the voltage to the 110-120 volt range.
  4. Plug your appliance into the converter and turn the power on, your 110-120 volt appliance can now be used with a 240 volt Fijian power outlet.
What is the difference between a power transformer and a converter?

Voltage converter

What is the difference between a power transformer and a converter?

Converters and transformers are both used to change one voltage to another, but this ambiguity can cause confusion as their purposes are different:

  • Power converters are designed for simple electrical appliances which typically generate heat or use motors such as clothes irons, shavers or hair dryers. Transformers are designed for more complex electronic items such as televisions or games consoles.
  • Buying a power converter is cheaper than buying a power transformer.
  • Power transformers are larger and heavier making them more suited for permanent residential use; for example an expat wishing to use an imported television would need to use a transformer for this purpose.
  • Power converters are more suitable for travellers wishing to bring domestic appliances abroad such as hair dryers or flat irons. However, it is more practical and cost effective to purchase a dual voltage appliance designed for travel rather than a heavier power converter.
  • Power converters are suitable for 2 pin ungrounded appliances, it could be harder to find a converter if you want to use a grounded 3 pin appliance.
  • Transformers can be used constantly however it is recommended that converters are used for no longer than a couple of hours at a time.
  • Shops may sell transformers under the name of converters, for the purposes this guide we will be referring to both converters and transformers as converters.
How can I tell if I have a dual voltage device?

Dual voltage hair straighteners

How can I tell if I have a dual voltage device?

The easiest way to see if your device is single voltage or dual voltage is to look for either a sticker or numbers printed on the power adapter, or on the device itself, typically on the rear or near to where the power cord sits. The location might vary depending on the make and model of your unit and should also state on the box or in the instruction manual.

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

What can I connect to a Fijian power outlet?

Travel appliances that can connect to a Fijian power outlet

Beats Pill speakers which can connect to a Fijian power outlet

Jabra Bluetooth speakers which are compatible with a Fijian power outlet

Mobile phones which can be connected to the Fijian power outlet

Apple iPhones that can connect to the Fijian power outlet

Samsung Galaxy phones that can connect to a Fijian power outlet

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

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

Corrections

We endeavor to ensure all details on this page are correct and relevant to travelers visiting Fiji, if you wish to contribute any useful information or feedback please email travel@wikiconnections.org. For more comprehensive technical details visit the Wikipedia page on AC power plugs and sockets [10].

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fiji - Fiji Wikipedia page.
  2. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/ - International Electrotechnical Commission World Plugs
  3. Type I plug adapter - Allows appliances to connect to Type I power outlets without converting voltage.
  4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adapter - power adaptor
  5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mains_electricity_by_country - WikiPedia - Mains electricity by country
  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 converts 110-120 volts up to 220-240 volts and 220-240 volts down to 110-120 Volts.
  8. Step down power converter - A step down power converter allows a 100-120 volt appliance to be used in a 220-240 volt power outlet.
  9. Heavy duty power converter - A 5000 watt heavy duty step up and step down power converter used to convert voltages for domestic appliances, power tools, televisions, heating appliances and motors.
  10. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AC_power_plugs_and_sockets - AC power plugs and sockets