Power adapters for Benin - What adapter do I need for Benin?

Power adapters for Benin

Various combinations of standards and sockets can often lead to confusion when planning on visiting a different country, especially to the first time traveller. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets used in the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power your electronics in Benin. This page has links to instructions demonstrating exactly which power adapters you'll need to supply power to your devices when travelling to Benin by using their types E or C Beninese 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. When travelling anywhere you'll discover most power adapters will change from region to region therefore we recommend reading the WikiConnections global power adapters page where you'll find a full list showing powering devices in different regions and countries.

What is the best power adapter for Benin?

The best power adapter for Benin will be a Type E power adapter [2] which is suitable for powering any 220 volt device or appliance.

What is the best power adapter for Benin?

What is a power adapter?

A power adapter is a compact and cheap plastic adapter that permits a different type of power plug on an appliance from a foreign region to correctly fit into a Beninese power outlet.

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

Do I need a power adapter in Benin?

This will depend on where you are travelling from and the shape of plug you are using.

Will I need a plug adapter for Benin if I'm from the US?

US plugs won't physically fit in a Beninese power outlet so you will need to bring a plug adapter for Benin, and as the voltage is 220 volts you will also need to bring a power converter for Benin to prevent overheating or damage to your appliance or device if it isn't dual voltage.

What does a power adapter do?

A power adapter enables a visitor from a different location to use their own electronic and electrical appliances in Benin simply by adapting the shape of the plug.

Can a power adapter change the voltage in Benin?

Power adapters can only adapt the shape of a plug to fit into a 220 volt Beninese power outlet and is unable to convert the power to a higher voltage. If you wish to safely use any 100-120 volt appliance then you will also need to bring a step down power converter for Benin along with the correct power adapter.

Where to buy a power adapter for Benin in the US

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Benin in the US

Benin to US power adapters will most likely be available in most major US International 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 such as Hudson News or Brookstone, but expect to pay 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 electrical stores such as Best Buy, Walmart, Target, Home Depot or Fry's normally sell a limited range 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/Benin - wikipedia.org entry about Benin.
  2. Type E plug adapter - Allows appliances to connect to Type E power outlets without converting voltage, between $5 to $10.
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adapter - power adaptor