Power adapters for Guinea-Bissau - What power adapter do I need for Guinea-Bissau?

Power adapters for Guinea-Bissau

Varying different voltages and plugs can all be daunting when planning on visiting another country, especially to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards being used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your electronics in Guinea-Bissau. This page contains links to instructions which shows exactly which power adapters you'll need to supply power to your devices when staying in Guinea-Bissau using their standard 220 volt 50Hz Type C plug outlet, with the Bissau-Guineans using Europlugs for power outlets. Power adapters are different regionally therefore we recommend reading the Wiki Connections global power adapters guide for a complete list showing charging devices in different regions.

What is the best power adapter for Guinea-Bissau?

The best power adapter for Guinea-Bissau is a Type C plug adapter [2] which allows you to use any 220 volt appliance or device.

What is the best power adapter for Guinea-Bissau?

What is a power adapter?

Power adapters are compact and cheap plastic adapters that permit a Bissau-Guinean power outlet to accept a different shaped power plug from a different country.

What does a power adapter do?

A power adapter for a Bissau-Guinean power outlet enables visitors travelling from another country to use their own electronic devices in Guinea-Bissau by changing the shape of the plug.

Can a power adapter convert the voltage in Guinea-Bissau?

No; a power adapter only adapts the shape of a plug to fit into a 220 volt Bissau-Guinean power outlet and can't convert to a different voltage. Should you wish to safely use a 100-120 volt appliance you will also need to bring a step down power converter for Guinea-Bissau.

Do I need a power adapter in Guinea-Bissau?

If the power plug that you want to use is different to the type of plug outlet in Guinea-Bissau then you will need a power adapter.

Will I need a power adapter for Guinea-Bissau if I'm from America?

If you are travelling from America then you will need to use a plug adapter for Guinea-Bissau because American plugs won't physically fit in a Bissau-Guinean power outlet, and as the voltage is much higher you will also need to use a power converter for Guinea-Bissau if your charger or appliance isn't dual voltage to prevent damage or overheating.

Where to buy a power adapter for Guinea-Bissau in the US

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Guinea-Bissau in the US

Guinea-Bissau 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/Guinea-Bissau - Bissau-Guinean country entry on wikipedia.
  2. Type C plug adapter - Allows appliances to connect to Type C power outlets without converting voltage, costing between $5 to $10.
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adapter - power adaptor