Falkland Islands power adapters - what plugs are used in Falkland Islands?

Falkland Islands power outlet

Summary

The type of power adapter, converter or charger that you'll need when visiting Falkland Islands all depends on the voltage and type of device that you're trying to power in a Falkland Islands power outlet. If you're unsure of which voltage your device can use then please read the section below about how to tell the voltage of your device first.

  • If your device is 240 volts or is dual voltage and the plug can fit in a Falkland Islands power outlet then you can use it in Falkland Islands.
  • If your device is 240 volts or is dual voltage but the plug won't fit in a Falkland Islands power outlet then you'll need a suitable plug adapter for Falkland Islands such a Type G plug adapter [2]. A plug adapter for Falkland Islands (or power adapter) will only change the actual shape of the plug on your device to fit into a plug outlet found in Falkland Islands, but isn't designed to change the voltage from 240 volts to another voltage.
  • If your device is unable to use 240 volts and isn't dual voltage then you will also need a power converter for Falkland Islands to convert the voltage from 240 volts to the correct voltage for your device. You'll still need to pack a suitable plug adapter for Falkland Islands if your power converter doesn't have the correct Type G plug adapter.
  • If you only need to power your USB devices such as cellphones or tablets then a USB travel power adapter is suitable and it should be dual voltage, but make sure that you choose to bring one which includes a Type G plug adapter otherwise you will still need to use a suitable plug adapter for Falkland Islands.

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

Background

Varying different combinations of frequencies and standards can all cause confusion when planning to stay in a different country for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your electronics in Falkland Islands. This page has links to useful instructions demonstrating exactly how to power your devices when you are visiting Falkland Islands using their 240 volt 50Hz Type G Falkland Islands wall outlet, with the Falkland Islanders using a 13 amp plug for wall outlets. You'll discover power adapters vary from region to region so please read the World power adapters page for a complete list of countries. We suggest reading the Falkland Islands Wikipedia page [1] for more information.

Falkland Islands power adapters

Do I need a plug adapter for Falkland Islands?

If the outlet in your home country is different to the shape of the plug outlet in Falkland Islands then you will need a power adapter. If you are visiting from America use a plug adapter for Falkland Islands because a US plug won't physically fit into a Falkland Islands power outlet, and as the voltage is 240 volts you will also need to bring a power converter for Falkland Islands to prevent damage or overheating to your device or appliance if it isn't dual voltage.

What is the best power adapter for Falkland Islands?

The best power adapter for Falkland Islands will be a Type G plug adapter [2] which allows you to use any 240 volt appliance or device.

What is the best power adapter for Falkland Islands?

Falkland Islands power outlets

What plug sockets are used in Falkland Islands?

Type G plug sockets are used in Falkland Islands. You can identify the plug socket by the 3 holes containing plastic shutters in a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.

What plug sockets are used in Falkland Islands?

What is the voltage in Falkland Islands?

The typical voltage in Falkland Islands is 240 volts.

Is the voltage in Falkland Islands the same as the US?

The voltage in Falkland Islands is 240 volts, but 120 volts is used in America. If your US charger or appliance won't handle dual voltage then you will need use a suitable power converter for Falkland Islands which allows a 120 volt American appliance to work in a 240 volt outlet.

Are electrical outlets in Falkland Islands the same as in the US?

A US plug won't fit in a Falkland Islands power outlet therefore you will need to use a power adapter for Falkland Islands. 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 Falkland Islands and check that it works with a 50hz power outlet.

What electrical frequency is used in Falkland Islands?

The frequency of the current in a Falkland Islands power outlet is 50Hz.

Falkland Islands 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 Falkland Islands?

If travelling with more than one device or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for Falkland Islands is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [5].

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads over. If your device is compatible with Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you will benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these USB travel adapters, and support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy multiple travel adapters or using up additional power outlets. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage whilst travelling and suitable for charging your devices at an airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets with only a single power outlet.

We suggest buying a versatile travel charger similar to this online, the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [5] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

What USB charger do I need for Falkland Islands?

Why use a travel USB charger for Falkland Islands?

  • Most travel USB chargers include multiple USB charger ports, meaning you now only need to bring a single charger to charge all your devices. Instead of bringing 4 separate power chargers you only need to pack a single 4 port USB wall charger and power up to 4 individual devices, thereby cutting down on the size and weight of your baggage.
  • All travel USB power chargers include interchangeable plug heads for different countries. This is perfect when visiting other countries across South America which are likely to use different standards to Falkland Islands.
  • A good charger is lightweight, compact and rugged - ideal for rigors of travel rather than risking packing a domestic charger which could be impossible to replace in Falkland Islands.
  • USB chargers will accept the 240 volts used in Falkland Islands power outlets along with other voltage standards in other countries.
  • There is a chance that hotel rooms or accommodation in Falkland Islands might only have one power outlet, by bringing a travel charger with multiple USB ports allows you to share out the single power supply with family or other traveler rather than waiting to charge one device at a time.
  • Due to their versatile nature they take the worry out of travelling to an unknown destination as they are guaranteed to work almost anywhere on the planet.
  • Power outlets in airports can be scant and demand for charging multiple devices before a flight can be high, therefore a USB travel charger with multiple ports and the capability to fast charge is ideal.
  • Some countries power grids are unstable, a travel USB charger allows for unexpected surges and will help prevent damage to any devices attached to it. Trying to repair an overloaded smartphone in Falkland Islands might prove to be difficult and costly.
  • Larger USB chargers also feature power outlet strips to allow you to plug in multiple low wattage devices such as laptops, but these are unsuitable for high powered domestic such as hair dryers or clothes irons. For further information please refer to our section on using travel appliances with a Falkland Islands power outlet for helpful guidelines and advice on the most suitable power adapter to use with a Falkland Islands power outlet for high wattage appliances.
  • Certain tablets and mobile phones might require more than the usual 500 milliamps produced from a standard 5 volt USB power adapter to charge or provide fast charge. Look to see if a USB chargers will support fast charging should any of your devices need extra power.
  • On returning home travel USB power chargers can still be used by charging multiple mobile phones and tablets on a daily basis using only one power outlet.

What is the best USB charger for Falkland Islands?

The is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power grids. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Falkland Islands and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Falkland Islands using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • 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 from America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Falkland Islands.

Power converters for Falkland Islands

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

Voltage converter

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

An expensive and heavy power converter [7] transforms a 240 volt Falkland Islands power outlet to work with a non-240 volt appliance, however a smaller and more lightweight power adapter [6] (or plug adapter) will change the shape of the plug on your device to slot into a power outlet in Falkland Islands.

Do I need a voltage converter for Falkland Islands?

If travelling to Falkland Islands from another region check your device can accept a 240 volt supply.

  • If charging a USB device which originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional International travel voltage converter [9] to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it.
  • For supplying power to larger appliances if you are traveling to Falkland Islands 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 WikiConnections list of world power outlets page to find out which voltage your country uses.

What voltage is my appliance?

Dual voltage hair dryer

What voltage is my appliance?

The best method to tell if your device is single or dual voltage is to check for either a sticker or numbers printed on the supplied power adapter or on the unit itself, typically on the rear of the appliance or near to where the power cord goes. The location will vary depending on the make or model of your appliance, it should also be written in the instruction manual.

  • Single voltage devices could have a specific number - such as 120V.
  • Single voltage devices might also say 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 larger range separated with a slash - such as 110/240V.

Travel appliances which can connect to a Falkland Islands 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 Falkland Islands power outlet

Beats Pill
Beats Pill

Beats Pill 2
Beats Pill 2

Jabra Bluetooth speakers which are compatible with a Falkland Islands power outlet

Jabra Solemate
Jabra Solemate

Jabra Solemate Mini
Jabra Solemate Mini

Mobile phones that can be connected to a Falkland Islands power outlet

A mobile phone
mobile phone

Apple iPhones that can connect to the Falkland Islands 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 Falkland Islands power outlet

Samsung Galaxy S4
Samsung Galaxy S4

A list of Amazon Kindle tablets which work with a Falkland Islands 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 Falkland Islands 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/Falkland_Islands - Falkland Islands Wikipedia web page.
  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.