Palau power adapters - What adapter do I need for Palau?

Power adapters for Palau

Differing voltages and standards can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country especially for the first time traveller. This isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of sockets used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power your device in Palau. This page has links to step by step instructions showing exactly which power adapters you'll need to charge your devices when going to Palau using the types B or A 120 volt 60Hz plug outlets. Most power adapters vary from country to country so we suggest reading our Wiki Connections global power adapters list where you'll find a full list of charging devices in different regions.

What is the best power adapter for Palau?

The best power adapter for Palau is a Type B plug adapter which will allow you to use any 120 volt appliance or device. [2]

What is the best power adapter for Palau?

What is a power adapter?

A power adapter is a small, cheap and lightweight plastic adapter that permits a different type of power plug from a different region to easily slot into an electrical outlet in Palau.

Also known as: an electrical adapter, plug adapter, travel adapter, electrical adaptor, mains travel adapter or power adaptor[3]

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

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

Does a power adapter convert the voltage from a Palauan power outlet?

No, a power adapter only adapts the shape of a plug to fit into a 120 volt Palauan power outlet and doesn't convert to a higher voltage. If you need to safely use a 220-240 volt device you will also need to bring a more expensive step up power converter for Palau along with the right power adapter.

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Do I need a power adapter for Palau?

If the shape of the Palauan power outlet isn't the same as the power outlet in your home country then you will need a power adapter.

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Where to buy a power adapter for Palau

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Palau

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.

  1. Wikipedia - Palau Wikipedia page.
  2. Type B plug adapter - US and Japanese 3 pinned Type B plug adapters have a single unearthed round pin along with 2 shorter parallel rectangular flat blades containing holes in each blade, priced at under $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$4-C$5).
  3. Wikipedia - power adaptor