Adapter needed

Do I need a travel adapter for a trip to the Falkland Islands?

Yes, you need a travel adapter (plug adapter) for a trip from Australia to the Falkland Islands. On the Falkland Islands, people are using different power plugs and power outlets that are not compatible with plugs from Australia!

Falkland Islands und Australia compared
Flag: Australia
IOutlets of type IOutlets
230 VoltVoltage
50 HertzFrequency
Flag: Falkland Islands
Falkland Islands
GOutlets of type GOutlets
240 VoltVoltage
50 HertzFrequency
Power sockets

Which types of power plugs are used on the Falkland Islands?

The Falkland Islands use power plugs of type G. Power outlets of type I, which are common in Australia, are not in use on the Falkland Islands.

Country information

About the Falkland Islands

Flag: About the Falkland Islands

The Falkland Islands are a country in America (South America) with about 3 000 inhabitants on an area of almost 12 000 km². The capital of the Falkland Islands is Stanley (2 000 inhabitants).

People in the country are mainly speaking English.

The Falkland Islands do not have a neighbor country.

TLD: .fkCurrency: FKPCountry calling code: +500Country Code : FK
Mains voltage

What is the Electricity Voltage on the Falkland Islands?

The voltage on the Falkland Islands is 240 volts.

The voltage, therefore, is higher than the 230 volts in Australia. This difference means that you have to be cautious when using electrical devices purchased in Australia:

You should read the instruction manual of your device and check at which voltage it is safe to use.

If the voltage stated in the user's manual or on the device's power supply differs from the mains voltage on the Falkland Islands, you should either not use your device there, or buy a voltage converter before departing.

Utility frequency

What is the utility frequency on the Falkland Islands?

The utility frequency on the Falkland Islands is 50 Hertz.

The frequency, therefore, is the same as in Australia. That's why it is safe to use all your electric appliances on the Falkland Islands.