Power adapter for American Samoa - What plug adapter do I need for American Samoa?

Power adapters for American Samoa

When planning a trip to American Samoa it's helpful to know if you'll be able to use all your common devices that you'll be bringing with you. By not knowing which wall socket to expect you are more likely to bring the wrong power adaptor, therefore leaving you having to buy or borrow a suitable adaptor when you're there. Different combinations of voltages and standards can often be daunting when planning to stay in a foreign country especially if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of common standards used in the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need in advance to power your electronics in American Samoa. This page has links to instructions showing which power adapters you'll need to supply power to your devices when you're visiting American Samoa using their I, A, B or F type 120 volt 60Hz power outlets, Type I power outlets are used by most American Samoans. Power adapters will change depending on which region you're taking a trip to therefore we suggest that you read our Wiki Connections global power adapters list where you'll find a complete list of powering devices in different countries.

What is the best power adapter for American Samoa?

The best power adapter for American Samoa will be a Type I plug adapter [2] which will allow you to use any 120 volt device or appliance.

What is the best power adapter for American Samoa?

What is a power adapter for an American Samoan power outlet?

Power adapters are small and lightweight plastic adapters that allow a different type of power plug on an appliance from a different country to correctly fit into an American Samoan power outlet.

Do I need a plug adapter for American Samoa?

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

Does a power adapter change the voltage from an American Samoan power outlet?

No - a power adapter only adapts the shape of a plug to fit into a 120 volt American Samoan power outlet and doesn't convert the power to a higher voltage. If you wish to safely use a 220, 230 or 240 volt appliance you also need a step up power converter for American Samoa.

What does a power adapter for American Samoa do?

A power adapter for American Samoa enables a visitor travelling from another location to use their electronic appliances and devices in American Samoa simply by changing the shape of the power plug from one shape to another.

Where to buy a power adapter in American Samoa

Arriving at an airport

Where to buy a power adapter in American Samoa

On arrival power adapters could 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.

Where to buy a power adapter for American Samoa

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for American Samoa

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. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Samoa - Wikipedia entry about American Samoa.
  2. Type I plug adapter - Allows appliances to connect to Type I power outlets without converting voltage, costs between $10 to $15 USD (around £5 GBP / under C$20).
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adapter - power adaptor