The magic of power outlets seems to be that there is none, when you most need it! However, your troubles get worse when you are in a foreign country, and you don’t even know the right word to ask for when you are looking for one. That is why today we are looking for the right expression to use for power outlet in Spanish.
May you cell phone always be online and your laptop batteries well charged!
The Spanish word for power outlet is toma de corriente.
In Spain mostly Plugs and Outlets of Type C and F are used, as in most European countries. So European travelers can use their equipment without adapters. This excludes British and Irish visitors who use Type G.
In South and Central America, all kinds of Plugs and outlets are in use, so you should check the system for your destination and get the necessary adapters before you start your journey.
Other Terms around Power Outlet in Spanish
Here are some expressions you may also need when looking for a free outlet.
|English Expressions||Spanish Translations||Gender|
|network cable||el cable de red||masculine|
|extension cable||el cable alargador||masculine|
|mains voltage||la tensión de red||feminine|
|multi-socket power strip||el enchufe múltiple / el ladrón||masculine|
|multiple power socket||la toma de corriente múltiple||feminine|
|to plug in||enchufar||—|
|power socket||la toma de corriente||feminine|
|power supply||la fuente de alimentación||feminine|
|to unplug||para desenchufar||—|
- ¿Tienes una toma de corriente libre por aquí? — Do you have a free outlet around here somewhere?
- ¿Puedo utilizar esta toma de corriente? — May I use this power outlet?
- ¿Puedo obtener la contraseña del wifi, por favor? — Can I get the wifi password please?