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

Falkland Islands power outlet

What adapter do I need for Falkland Islands?

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 you're travelling to Falkland Islands from the US then you will need to use a power adapter to fit a US plug into a Falkland Islands power outlet. Because the voltage is different in Falkland Islands bring a power converter for Falkland Islands if your device or appliance isn't dual voltage and check that your it is compatible with a 50hz power outlet.
  • 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 [3]. 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

What is the best power adapter for Falkland Islands?

The best power adapter for Falkland Islands will be a Type G plug adapter [3] which allows you to use any 240 volt appliance or device.

What is the best power adapter for Falkland Islands?

What is a power adapter for Falkland Islands power outlet?

Power adapters are small and cheap plastic adapters which permit a different shaped power plug from a foreign region to easily fit into a power outlet in Falkland Islands.

Also known as: an electrical adapter, plug adapter, travel adapter, electrical adaptor, mains travel adapter or power adaptor [4].

Will a power adapter convert the voltage in Falkland Islands?

No - a power adapter only adapts the shape of a plug to fit into a 240 volt Falkland Islands power outlet and doesn't convert to a different voltage. If you need to safely use any 100-120 volt device then you also need to bring a more expensive step down power converter for Falkland Islands along with the correct adapter.

Do I need a plug adapter for Falkland Islands?

If the power plug you are using is different to the shape of the Falkland Islands power outlet then you will need a power adapter.

Do I need a power adapter for Falkland Islands if I'm from the US?

A US plug won't physically fit into a Falkland Islands power outlet so you will need to use a power adapter for Falkland Islands, and because the voltage is different you will also need to use a power converter for Falkland Islands if your charger or appliance isn't dual voltage which prevents damage or overheating.

What does a power adapter do?

A power adapter allows visitors travelling from another location to use their own electrical devices in Falkland Islands by adapting the shape of the power plug to fit the power outlet.

Falkland Islands power outlets and plug sockets

What plug sockets are used in Falkland Islands?

Type G power outlet

What plug sockets are used in Falkland Islands?

The type of power outlet used in Falkland Islands is type G. The plug socket, also called a type G power outlet, can be recognised by the three vertical rectangular slots containing shutters forming a triangular pattern.

What is the voltage from a Falkland Islands power outlet?

The normal voltage from a Falkland Islands power outlet is 240 volts.

Do US plugs work in Falkland Islands?

No; a US plug won't work in Falkland Islands because it can't fit into a Falkland Islands power outlet without using a power adapter. The voltage is different therefore please use a power converter for Falkland Islands if your appliance or charger isn't dual voltage and check that your device or appliance is compatible with a 50hz power outlet.

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.

How do I use a 110 volt appliance in Falkland Islands?

Use a step down power converter should you wish to use a 110 volt appliance in a Falkland Islands 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 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.

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 [6].

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 [6] 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 a power converter?

Power converters enable you to use a 100, 110 or 120 volt electrical appliance with a 240 volt Falkland Islands 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 plug adapter for Falkland Islands?

An expensive and heavy power converter [8] transforms a 240 volt Falkland Islands power outlet to work with a non-240 volt appliance, however a smaller and more lightweight power adapter [7] (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 power converter for Falkland Islands?

When travelling to Falkland Islands from another country please make sure that your device will accept a 240 volt power supply.

  • You need a step down power converter [9] if you are visiting Falkland Islands from a country that uses 100-120 volts and your appliance isn't compatible with 240 volts. See the list of world power outlets page to see the voltage your country uses.
  • You won't need a power converter if you already own either a 240 volt device or one that supports dual voltage.
  • Normally devices designed to work with a lower voltage such as 120 volts and then used in a 240 volt power outlet run a risk of an electrical fire hazard, blowing a fuse or damage to your device unless you use a step down power converter [9].
  • You don't need a converter if you need to power a smaller electrical device such as a laptop as these are normally designed for international use and dual voltage, however you should always always check the device for dual voltage support first.
  • For supplying power to appliances which draw more power or generate heat (for example clothes irons and hair dryers) then you will need to use a more expensive higher wattage heavy duty power converter [10] which allows it to be used with a 240 volt Falkland Islands power outlet.
  • It could be more cost effective to purchase a smaller robust dual voltage travel appliance than trying to carry a heavier power converter just to use your existing domestic appliance.
  • For more information read these guides on travelling with clothes irons, curling wands, blow dryers and hair straighteners in Falkland Islands which includes guides on affordable dual voltage alternatives.

Will I need a power converter for Falkland Islands if I'm travelling from America?

The 240 volts found in a wall outlet in Falkland Islands is different to a US supply, therefore you need to use a step down power converter if your charger or appliance doesn't support dual voltage.

What kind of converter do I need for Falkland Islands?

In order to use any 100-120 volt appliance in Falkland Islands you need a step down power converter [9].

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

Voltage converter

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

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 to convert 240 volts to 110 volts

  1. Use a step down power converter [9] to allow you to use a 110 or 120 volt appliance with a 240 volt Falkland Islands 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 Falkland Islands before plugging that into a Falkland Islands 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 Falkland Islands power outlet.

What voltage is used in Falkland Islands?

Falkland Islands uses 240 volts in their normal power outlets.

What voltage is my appliance?

Dual voltage hair straighteners

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.

What can I connect to a Falkland Islands power outlet?

Travel appliances which can connect to a Falkland Islands power outlet

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

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

Apple iPhones that can connect to the Falkland Islands power outlet

Samsung Galaxy phones that work with a Falkland Islands power outlet

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

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

Corrections

We endeavor to ensure all details on this page are correct and relevant to travelers visiting Falkland Islands, 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 [11].

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Falkland_Islands - Falkland Islands Wikipedia web page.
  2. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/ - International Electrotechnical Commission World Plugs
  3. Type G plug adapter - Allows appliances to connect to Type G 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. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters.
  7. 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
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AC_power_plugs_and_sockets - AC power plugs and sockets