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?

Power adapters are compact and lightweight plastic adapters that permit a wall outlet in Benin to accept a power plug from an appliance from a different region.

Do I need a power adapter in Benin?

If the power plug that you are using isn't the same as the type of plug outlet in Benin then you will need a power adapter.

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

If you are visiting from the US bring a plug adapter for Benin as an American plug won't physically fit into a Beninese power outlet, and because the voltage is much higher you will also need to use a power converter for Benin if your charger or appliance isn't dual voltage to prevent overheating or damage.

What does a power adapter do?

A power adapter for Benin allows visitors travelling from another country to use electronic appliances in Benin by adapting the shape of the power plug from one type to another.

Can a power adapter change the voltage in Benin?

Power adapters will only adapt the shape of a plug to fit into a 220 volt Beninese power outlet and doesn't convert the power to a different voltage. If you need to safely use any 100, 110 or 120 volt appliance then you will also need a step down power converter for Benin.

  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.
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adapter - power adaptor