French Polynesia power adapters - what plugs are used in French Polynesia?

French Polynesian power outlet

What adapter do I need for French Polynesia?

You'll need to bring a Type E power adapter to French Polynesia if your plug won't fit into a French Polynesian power outlet.

The type of power adapter, converter or charger that's needed when visiting French Polynesia all depends on the voltage and type of device that you're attempting to use in a French Polynesian power outlet. If you do not know which voltage your device uses then read the section below about how to tell the voltage of your device first.

  • If you're travelling to French Polynesia from the US we recommend bringing a plug adapter for French Polynesia as US Type A or B outlets might not typically be found.
  • If your device is 110 volts or is dual voltage and the plug can fit in a French Polynesian power outlet then you can use it in French Polynesia without needing a plug adapter.
  • If your device is 110 volts or is dual voltage but the plug doesn't fit in a French Polynesian power outlet you'll need to bring a suitable plug adapter for French Polynesia such a Type E power adapter. Please be aware that a plug adapter for French Polynesia (or power adapter) will change the actual shape of the plug on your device to fit into a plug outlet found in French Polynesia, but can't change the voltage from 110 volts to another voltage.
  • If your device is unable to use 110 volts and isn't dual voltage you will also need a power converter for French Polynesia to convert the voltage from 110 volts to the correct voltage for your device. You will still need to pack a suitable plug adapter for French Polynesia if the power converter doesn't use the correct Type E power adapter.
  • If you simply want to recharge your USB devices such as mobile phones or tablets then a USB travel power adapter is recommended and it will work with any voltage, however ensure that you bring a USB travel adapter which includes a Type E power adapter otherwise you will also need to use a suitable plug adapter for French Polynesia[3] [AD]
  • Excessive use of a cellphone during a trip could leave you with a flat battery quickly therefore you should pack a power bank if you need to recharge your phone battery or other USB powered devices whilst travelling to an unknown location.

Warning: If your device won't handle the 110 volts used in French Polynesia you run a risk of an electrical fire hazard, blowing a fuse or damage to your device. Prior to using your device in French Polynesia read the instruction manual first to ensure safe operation.

French Polynesia power adapters

Power adapters for French Polynesia

Various standards and plugs can often cause confusion when planning on travelling to a different country especially for the first time traveller. This isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used in the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your device in French Polynesia. This page has links to instructions which shows exactly how to charge your devices when you're in French Polynesia using their standard types E, A or B French Polynesian 110 volt 60Hz plug outlets. You'll discover that power changes depending on which country you are travelling to so we suggest reading the power adapters page for a full list of countries.

What is the best power adapter for French Polynesia?

The best power adapter for French Polynesia will be a Type E power adapter which will allow you to use any 110 volt appliance or device. [3] [AD]

What is the best power adapter for French Polynesia?

What is a power adapter for a French Polynesian power outlet?

Power adapters are compact and cheap plastic adapters that allow a different type of power plug from a foreign region to easily fit into a power socket in French Polynesia. [5]

Do I need a plug adapter in French Polynesia?

It will depend on where you are travelling from and the type of plug you wish to use in French Polynesia.

Will a power adapter convert the voltage in French Polynesia?

Power adapters will only adapt the shape of a plug to fit into a 110 volt French Polynesian power outlet and is unable to convert the power to a higher voltage. Should you wish to safely use a 220, 230 or 240 volt device then you will also need to bring a more expensive step up power converter for French Polynesia along with the correct type of power adapter.

What does a power adapter do?

A power adapter for French Polynesia enables visitors from a different location to use their electronic appliances in French Polynesia by altering the shape of the power plug.

Where to buy a power adapter for French Polynesia

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for French Polynesia

Power adapters are most likely be available in 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.

It will be 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 but for widest choice it is recommended to buy a power adapter online.

Electrical adapters for French Polynesia

Travel Power Strips

Power strips have AC and USB sockets

Travel Power Strips

Benefits of a travel power strip

  • A travel power strip is able to power many electronic devices at once from only one French Polynesian power outlet.
  • You will find certain models of power strips have voltage conversation for low wattage devices. So even if the appliance isn't dual voltage it should still function with a French Polynesian power outlet when using a travel power strip, making them a cheap lightweight alternative option to a voltage converter.
  • Some modern travel power strips will include a number of USB charging ports.
  • Offers surge protection. The voltage from power grids in some areas might be unstable, a surge in power can damage your delicate electronics. There are some travel power strips that include a surge protector to protect any device from being overpowered by an unstable power grid.
  • It will still be of use in your home country.
  • US and Canadian power strips include Type A, B, D, E/F, G, H, I, L and N plug adapters so should work in French Polynesia.

Disadvantages of a travel power strip

  • The conversion on travel power strips doesn't support higher wattage appliances such as curling irons and hair dryers.
  • Due to the weight of a power strip it might not be suitable for carrying in hand luggage.
  • A travel power strip might be excessive for travellers only bringing a small number of devices to power. [6] [AD]
Power Plug Adapters

An easy to use Type E plug adapter

Power Plug Adapters

Benefits of a power plug adapter

  • Straightforward design makes it simple to use.
  • Cheap.
  • Lightweight and small.
  • Using a Type E power adapter will be ideal for French Polynesia.

Disadvantages of a power plug adapter

  • Your hotel room might only have one power outlet available, therefore you'll only be capable of powering a single appliance at a time.
  • If you plan on travelling to more than just one country you may need to pack multiple power adapter types.
  • Only one power adapter for each plug - for each device you want to bring you will also need to use a separate power adapter.
  • An adapter only changes the shape of the plug to fit in a Type E French Polynesian power outlet and doesn't modify the actual voltage used in French Polynesia. If your device doesn't support 110 volts and isn't dual voltage then you'll still need to bring a separate voltage converter.
  • If you wish to power a USB device then you also need to bring a domestic USB charger as well. [3] [AD]
Travel USB Wall Chargers

A USB travel wall charger

Travel USB Wall Chargers

Benefits of a travel USB wall charger

  • Ideal in situations when you only want to charge devices which are USB powered.
  • You only need to bring one charger instead of carrying lots of domestic USB power chargers.
  • Supplied with swappable adapter heads which means they can be used in a large number of different countries. The interchangeable adapter heads are usually lightweight and small which makes them easy to pack in hand luggage.
  • Has surge protector built in.
  • It could still be of use back home.
  • The interchangeable plugs fit in Types A/B, E/F, G and I power outlets so will work in a French Polynesian power outlet.

Disadvantages of a travel USB wall charger

  • Because they only have USB outputs you can't charge electrical appliances, just USB powered ones. [7] [AD]
Universal Travel Power Adapters

A universal travel adapter

Universal Travel Power Adapters

Benefits of a universal travel power adapter

  • Useful when visiting to multiple countries. Most models operate in over 150 different countries.
  • An all in one design. Both small and lightweight.
  • Some models include USB charging ports built in.
  • Easy to use.
  • Some universal travel power adapters also have a surge protector built in, this will prevent your electronics from being overpowered by unstable power grids.
  • The pins retract so won't get caught against other items in baggage.
  • The universal travel power adapter should be of some use back at home as a USB charger.
  • Changes shape to Types A/B, E/F, G and I plugs so should work with a French Polynesian power outlet.

Disadvantages of a universal travel power adapter

  • Universal travel power adapters will overload when used with any high power appliances; for example clothes irons, hair straighteners, microwaves, vacuum cleaners or hair dryers.
  • The pins, shutters and moving parts might be fragile on some models making them likely to possibily fail.
  • Only charges one appliance.
  • A universal travel power adapter might not be totally universal; some models might not cover some countries with less popular power outlets.
  • Lacking a power converter will mean it isn't suitable for non-110 volt electrical devices. [8] [AD]
Plug Adapter Sets

A set of plug adapters

Plug Adapter Sets

Benefits of a plug adapter set

  • An adapter set will typically work out more reasonable than buying multiple individual power plug adapter types.
  • Ensures that you are covered for all power outlet types and not just a French Polynesian power outlet.
  • Suitable for travellers travelling to multiple locations.
  • Each set includes Type A, B, C, D, E/F, G, H, I, J, L, M and N plugs so should be compatible with a French Polynesian power outlet.

Disadvantages of a plug adapter set

  • Involves planning - you will need to choose which power adapters to bring, if you don't know every country you'll be visiting you'll need to pack each power adapter in the set with you.
  • Means lots of individual adapters to bring with you.
  • The remaining power adapters will be useless.
  • Not all power adapter types are typically included (especially rarer ones) - so ensure that your set has an adapter which works in French Polynesia.
  • Each adapter only changes the shape of the plug but doesn't modify the actual voltage. [9] [AD]
Voltage Converters

Voltage converters have surge protection

Voltage Converters

Benefits of a voltage converter

Disadvantages of a voltage converter

  • A voltage converter will only change the 110 volts in French Polynesia and won't change the actual shape of the plug to slot in a French Polynesian power outlet, you'll still be required to use a suitable power adapter.
  • The normal size and weight of most models makes them too heavy and bulky for packing in carry-on baggage.
  • Redundant after your trip to French Polynesia.
  • Often much cheaper and more practical to bring a dual voltage travel appliance than to purchase an expensive power converter simply to bring your existing domestic appliance abroad.

Comparison of electrical adapters for French Polynesia

Type E Power Plug Adapter
Power Plug Adapter
Universal Travel Power Adapter
Universal Travel Power Adapter
Travel USB Wall Charger
Travel USB Wall Charger
Travel Power Strip
Travel Power Strip
Plug Adapter Set
Plug Adapter Set
Voltage Converter
Voltage Converter
Can be used in French Polynesia Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Types of plug included E A/B, E/F, G and I A/B, E/F, G and I A, B, D, E/F, G, H, I, L and N A, B, C, D, E/F, G, H, I, J, L, M and N B
Compatible number of countries (A) 35+ 150+ 150+ 200+ 230+ 230+
Fits in a Type E French Polynesian power outlet Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Additional Type E plug adapter required to fit in a French Polynesian power outlet Yes
Useful when you return home Yes Yes Yes
Typical combined number of USB ports and AC outlets 1 3 4 7 1 2
Powers USB devices Yes Yes Yes
Typical number of USB ports 0 2 4 4 0 0
Powers a 110 volt AC appliance in French Polynesia Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Typical number of AC outlets 1 1 0 3 (B) 2
Converts voltage (?) Yes (C) Yes
Surge protection Yes Yes Yes Yes
Typical dimensions 2.6 x 1.9 x 1.4 inches 3 x 2.1 x 2.1 inches 4.3 x 3.4 x 1.3 inches 6.6 x 3.6 x 1.5 inches 7.1 x 3.9 x 2.8 inches 11.7 x 8.1 x 6.7 inches
Typical weight 4.5 ounces 4 ounces 4.5 ounces 1.6 pounds 13 ounces 20 pounds
Typical number of items to carry (D) 1 1 5 8 12 2
Suitable for hand luggage Yes Yes Yes • (E) • (F)
Buy Buy Buy Buy Buy Buy

French Polynesia power outlets and plug sockets

What plug sockets are used in French Polynesia?

Type A, B and E power outlets

What plug sockets are used in French Polynesia?

There are three different types of power outlets used in French Polynesia, types E, A and B with the primary power outlets being type E:

  • Plug Type A - You can recognise the power outlet by two thin adjacent slots.
  • Plug Type B - You can identify this power socket by the 2 slots next to each other with a single hole below for the longer earth pin.
  • Plug Type E - This circular plug socket can be identified by the two large round adjacent holes where the twin plug socket pins go with a single long metal earth pin protruding in the top to form a triangular shape. [3] [AD]

How do I use a 220 volt appliance in French Polynesia?

Use a step up power converter should you need to bring a 220V, 230V or 240V appliance to French Polynesia.

What is the frequency used in a French Polynesian power outlet?

The frequency from a French Polynesian power outlet is 60Hz. [11]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mains_electricity_by_country
Should I pack a portable charger for French Polynesia?

Power bank

Should I pack a portable charger for French Polynesia?

It is always advised to pack a portable charger to recharge their cell phone when on a trip.

  • Whilst travelling increased reliance on cell phones for taking pictures, storing itineraries, social network sharing, getting directions and web browsing can syphon off power more excessively than normal. As well as the simple missing photograph opportunities this could potentially leave you without adequate power to make an emergency call or being able to use a GPS app to return back to your accommodation. Bringing along a portable power bank to French Polynesia lowers the risk as it allows you to keep your smart phone charged without using a wall charger.
  • A typical 10,000mAh portable charger can store enough power to power over 3 full charges whilst a 20,000mAh portable charger should keep an average mobile phone powered for up to seven days depending on the model of phone and usage. A mAh rating shows the capacity of a battery and gives an indication of how many charges the power bank can achieve.
  • Should you need to charge your laptop and it uses a USB-C charging port then pack a portable charger for a laptop marked with PD (power delivery) which supplies at least 20 Wh.
  • However be aware that some airlines won't let you take batteries on an aircraft with more than 100 Wh of power and must be kept in hand luggage only.
  • Average consumer power banks aren't powerful enough for high wattage items that generate heat, but a rechargeable hair dryer or rechargeable cordless flat iron are available for travelling.    [4] [12] [13] [14] [15] [16] [AD]
Do solar chargers work in French Polynesia?

Solar backpacks are ideal in hot weather

Do solar chargers work in French Polynesia?

The sunshine in French Polynesia should be adequate enough to recharge solar power bank dependably, however it needs to be left in strong sunshine in order to provide suitable power for a single charge. This could prove inconvenient to constantly unpack a solar power bank then wait for it to recharge in sunny spells.

  • The larger durable solar panels found on a solar backpack give the bag the ability to create more electricity within a shorter period of time, making them ideal for the climate in French Polynesia.
  • Phones that have been plugged directly into a USB charging port of a solar backpack will trickle charge the battery during sunny spells in French Polynesia, however might be inconvenient to have a phone continually connected to the bag should it be needed constantly. A solar powered bag is usually exposed to daylight therefore can be powering up a power bank during the day, unlike a handheld solar power bank that requires unpacking and facing sunlight.
  • Although the climate in French Polynesia is suitable, a bag should have a solar cell efficiency of at least 22%, be able to generate a minimum of 6 watts of power and be used with a 10,000mAH power bank or stronger. The durable and flexible solar cells used in solar powered bags have been designed to survive scratches and bending, unlike normal firm solar cells. Solar bags are available in backpack, laptop messenger and rucksack styles making them perfect for travel, work and domestic use.  [17] [18] [AD]

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French Polynesia 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 French Polynesia?

If travelling with more than one device or visiting multiple countries the best travel adapter for French Polynesia to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are three different standards of power outlets that French Polynesians use (types E, A and B) and using a travel charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the included heads over. If your device is compatible with Fast Charge then you will benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers, along with additional support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port adapter will allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate travel adapters. Because you are only needing to bring a single international travel charger will help keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage and suitable for recharging your devices at an airport or on a plane. Because of their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home so when you’re not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to different continents we recommend searching for a flexible travel adapter like this online, the power charger illustrated here is the universal multi-device USB wall charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis. [7] [AD]

What USB charger do I need for French Polynesia?

Why use a travel USB charger for French Polynesia?

  • Most travel USB chargers include 4 or more USB charger ports, this means that you should only need to bring a single charger to charge multiple devices. It helps reduce the weightand size of your luggage by only bringing one USB wall charger instead of bringing several different USB power chargers.
  • Travel USB power chargers will include swappable plug heads for different countries. This is perfect when visiting multiple countries across Oceania which are likely to use a different standard to French Polynesia.
  • A good USB power charger is rugged, lightweight and compact; ideal for rigors of travel rather than risking packing a domestic charger which could be hard to repair in French Polynesia.
  • USB chargers can accept both the 110 volts used in French Polynesia power outlets and different voltage standards across the world.
  • It is possible that hotel rooms or accommodation in French Polynesia might only have one power outlet, by bringing a travel charger with multiple USB ports means you can share out the single power supply with all your devices instead of waiting to charge one device at a time.
  • Because of their flexible nature they take the uncertainty out of visiting any unknown destination as they are guaranteed to work practically anywhere on the planet.
  • Power outlets in airports can be scant and 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 ideal.
  • Sometimes the power grid in a country can be unstable, a good quality travel charger allows for unexpected fluctuations and will prevent damage to any devices attached to it. Attempting to repair an overloaded smartphone in French Polynesia might prove to be difficult and costly.
  • Higher priced USB chargers should also include a power outlet strip to allow you to use low powered domestic appliances such as laptops, but please note these are unsuitable for high wattage domestic such as hair dryers or clothes irons. For further information please see our guide on using travel appliances with a French Polynesian power outlet for helpful guidelines on the best power adapter to use with a French Polynesian power outlet for high powered devices.
  • Some tablets and mobile phones could require more than the usual 500 mA produced from a normal 5 volt USB adapter to charge or provide fast charge. Ensure that the USB power adapter can support fast charging incase some of your devices draw extra power.
  • On returning home travel USB power chargers can still be useful by charging multiple cell phones and tablets every day using a single power outlet. [7] [AD]

What is the best USB charger for French Polynesia?

A 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting French Polynesia using type B American 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. This gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting French Polynesia. [7] [AD]

Power converters for French Polynesia

What is a power converter for a French Polynesian power outlet?

A power converter for French Polynesia will allow you to use a 220-240 volt electric device with a 110 volt French Polynesian 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 French Polynesia?

An expensive and bulky power converter will convert a 110 volt French Polynesian power outlet to work with a non-110 volt appliance, whereas a cheaper and smaller power adapter (or plug adapter) will change the shape of the plug on your device to slot into a power outlet in French Polynesia. [19] [AD]

Do I need a power converter for French Polynesia?

When you are visiting French Polynesia from a different country please ensure that the device will accept a 110 volt power supply.

  • You need a step up power converter if you are travelling from a country that uses 220-240 volts and your appliance isn't compatible with 110 volts. See the WikiConnections list of world power outlets page to find out which voltage your country uses.
  • You don't need a power converter if you are already using either a single voltage device that works with 110 volts or one that is dual voltage.
  • Typically, devices which originated from a different country which use a higher voltage such as 240 volts and then used in a 110 volt power outlet sometimes take longer to charge or won't power up. If your device charges slowly or does not power up when visiting French Polynesia from a different country check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power outlet otherwise you will need a step up power converter.
  • You won't need a converter if you are attempting to recharge a smaller electrical device such as a tablet as these are typically designed for international use and dual voltage, but always always check the device for dual voltage support first.
  • When supplying power to appliances which draw more power or generate heat (for example hair dryers and clothes irons) then you will need to use a much larger higher wattage heavy duty power converter.
  • Purchasing a smaller lightweight dual voltage travel appliance might be more cost effective and practical than investing in a much heavier high wattage power converter in order to use your existing domestic appliance.
  • Read these comprehensive travel guides on using curling wands, clothes irons, blow dryers and hair straighteners in French Polynesia , along with advice on some affordable dual voltage alternatives.  [10] [20] [AD]

What kind of converter do I need for French Polynesia?

If you want to use any 220, 230 or 240 volt appliance in French Polynesia you will need a step up power converter[10] [AD]

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

Voltage converter

What is the difference between a power converter and a 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 110 volts to 220 volts

  1. Use a step up power converter to allow you to use 220, 230 and 240 volt appliances with a 110 volt French Polynesian 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 French Polynesia before plugging that into a French Polynesian 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 from 220-240v.
  4. Plug your appliance into the converter and turn the power on, your 220-240 volt appliance can now be used with a 110 volt French Polynesian power outlet. [10] [AD]

What voltage is used in French Polynesia?

French Polynesia uses 110 volts in their normal power outlets. [2]

https://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/
How can you tell if you have a single voltage or dual voltage device?

Dual voltage hair straighteners

How can you tell if you have a single voltage or dual voltage device?

The easiest method to tell if your device is dual or single voltage is to check for numbers printed on the charger, or on the device itself, typically on the rear or near to where the power cord goes. This location will vary depending on the make or model of your device, it should also state on the box.

  • Single voltage devices might say a specific number - such as 220V.
  • Single voltage devices could also have a small voltage range (around 20 volts) with a dash to accomodate small voltage fluctuations - such as 100-120V.
  • Dual voltage devices will say a larger range separated with a slash - such as 100/240V.

Substantiations

See the power adapter substantions section for more information on how we compared travel adapters.

What type of adapter do you need for French Polynesia?

Which type of power adapter will you need for French Polynesia?

The plug adapter or power converter which is best to use in French Polynesia is dependant on various requirements, so before choosing the right one to use we recommend using this checklist:

How many electrical devices are you packing for French Polynesia?

How many devices will you be taking

How many electrical devices are you packing for French Polynesia?

  • Add up how many devices and applicances you want to pack for French Polynesia (such as cell phones, laptops, eReaders, curling irons or hair straighteners).
    • Take into account that you might own more electrical items at a later date. Do you intend on buying a new tablet computer next year for example?
    • There are an increasing number of USB powered rechargeable electronics such as electric shavers which utilise USB for a power source. Therefore next time you have to buy a new device it could use a USB adapter so ensure your travel adapter has enough spare ports to power these as well.
  • Will you be travelling with a partner who will need to recharge their iPads as well?
Will you only be planning on charging USB devices in French Polynesia?

Will you only bring USB electronics

Will you only be planning on charging USB devices in French Polynesia?

What types of devices do you want to use?

Make a list of items to bring

What types of devices do you want to use?

  • There are three types of electrical devices or appliances:
    • Low wattage electronic devices which can be plugged into an electrical outlet - for example a laptop.
    • High wattage electrical appliances which plug into an electrical outlet - for example curling irons and hair dryers.
    • USB powered electrical devices which charge using a USB port - for example phones and tablet computers.
  • Should you only need to take just USB powered devices then you'll find that a simple travel USB charger is ideal as you will only have to pack that single charger rather than needing to pack lots of domestic chargers.
  • Travel power strips are built for powering and voltage conversion for many low wattage devices, but won't work with high wattage appliances that require voltage conversion.

Will your appliances only work with a 110 volt power outlet?

Do you intend on visiting countries other than French Polynesia?

  • Most single plug adapters will only operate in the one country that they are designed for, so if you wish to visit multiple countries you'll need to bring along additional power adapters which in turn adds to the number of adapters you'll have to bring.
  • On the other hand travel USB wall chargers and universal travel adapters are designed for travelling to more than one country becuase of their interchangeable head system.
How many French Polynesian power outlets will be available?

Are multiple outlets available

How many French Polynesian power outlets will be available?

  • Your hotel may offer only a single power outlet, this will be an issue if charging the batteries of multiple items such as cell phones, tablet computers and cameras overnight as you will only be able to recharge one device at a time then need to swap.
  • If you need to recharge more than one device simultaneously then we recommend using a USB wall charger or a travel power strip that can charge multiple USB ports or power outlets. [6] [AD]

Are you intending on visiting anywhere abroad in the future?

How much can you afford?

  • A basic power adapter will power one device from a French Polynesian power outlet (provided that works with 110 volts or it is dual voltage) but investing in a small amount more will allow you to charge more than one device at once and be able to bring them to multiple countries.
Do you intend on bringing hand luggage?

Are you only using hand luggage

Do you intend on bringing hand luggage?

Do you still need use your charger when returning home?

How long does it take to travel to French Polynesia?

Using a phone after a long haul flight

How long does it take to travel to French Polynesia?

  • With extended journeys it's worth thinking about bringing an airport-friendly charger that works in different outlet types, one which is light enough to pack in carry-on luggage and can top up tablets and phones just prior to a lengthy flight.
  • As not all airports actually have power outlets available think about bringing a portable power bank for recharging on the go. After arriving in French Polynesia you could need to use your cell phone to make calls, reading emails , using mapping to find your accomodation or viewing your itinerary; so please ensure that your phone has ample charge remaining. [4] [AD]

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  2. iec.ch - International Electrotechnical Commission World Plugs
  3. Type E power adapter - A CEE 7/5 socket and CEE 7/6 plug compliant Type E adapter designed with a focus on safety, featuring two round pins and an earthing hole. Ideal for use in the France, Belgium, Poland and several African nations..
  4. Portable power bank - Portable power banks are invaluable batteries for travel, especially in unfamiliar locations. Advanced charging technologies offer fast and efficient power delivery to mobile phones, tablets and headphones via USB ports..
  5. Wikipedia - power adaptor
  6. Travel power strip - Combining surge protection, AC outlets, USB ports and swappable plug adapters, the travel power strip is a comprehensive power solution for global travellers..
  7. Universal multi-device USB wall charger - A universal multi-device USB wall charger features USB PD and standard ports for fast charging simultaneous. These includes interchangeable international plug adapters making it ideal for travel and certified for safety to protect against current and heat.
  8. Universal travel power adapter - The universal travel power adapter is a versatile single solution for power on the go, compatible in over 150+ countries worldwide. A single unit compact design makes it a travel essential which easily fits into any travel bag..
  9. Power adapter set - A plug adapter set is a future-proof travel essential, containing various adapters to fit diverse power outlets around the world to ensure compatibility in a wide range of countries..
  10. Step up power converter - Step-up power converters are engineered to convert lower voltage outlets of 100V/120V to higher voltages of 220V/240V, enabling the use of appliances designed for higher-voltage environments in lower voltage countries..
  11. Wikipedia - WikiPedia - Mains electricity by country -
  12. Rechargeable hair dryer - Rechargeable hair dryers ideal for travel are lightweight and cordless for mobility, have low-heat settings for hair health, and a fast-charging battery for time efficiency. Additional LED indicators can help monitor battery life..
  13. Rechargeable cordless flat iron - Modern rechargeable cordless flat irons use advanced battery technology for consistent temperature control. Suitable for airline safe travel with universal voltage and USB charging capabilities..
  14. 10,000mAh portable charger - A portable charging device with a 10,000mAh capacity, commonly used for extending the battery life of mobile phones and other small electronics..
  15. 20,000mAh portable charger - A high-capacity charging device featuring 20,000mAh energy storage, capable of multiple charge cycles for mobile phones and some tablets. Suitable for extended periods away from power sources..
  16. USB-C PD power bank - A USB-C PD power bank utilises Power Delivery technology to facilitate high-speed charging, particularly for laptops requiring substantial power. A high wattage power bank ensures fast and efficient energy transfer, supporting USB-C enabled devices..
  17. Solar backpack - Incorporating large solar panel with USB outputs, solar backpacks are ideal as a reliable secondary source of energy for device charging in remote travel locations where electrical outlets are unavailable or unreliable..
  18. Solar power bank - Solar power banks integrate photovoltaic cells to offer a self-sustaining charging option, ideal when a backup power source is required for locations where electrical outlets are unreliable, scarce or unknown..
  19. Power converter - Heavy-duty power converters are designed to convert voltage levels between different electrical standards, shifting between 110V/120V and 220V/240V with both 50Hz and 60Hz, often incorporating safety features such as fuse protection and circuit breakers..
  20. Heavy duty power converter - Heavy-duty power converters robust voltage transformation capabilities for designed for high-wattage devices, making them best suited for appliances like kettles and hair dryers that consume a significant amounts of power..
  21. Wikipedia - AC power plugs and sockets -