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

Power adapters for Botswana

Differing combinations of voltages and standards can often cause confusion when planning to travel to another country especially to the first time traveller. This isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards used throughout the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to power your device in Botswana. This page has links to simple instructions telling you which power adapters you'll need to charge your devices when travelling to Botswana using their standard types G, D or M 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. Most power adapters vary depending on which region you travelling to therefore we recommend reading the Wiki Connections world power adapters list where you'll find a full list of regions and countries.

What is the best power adapter for Botswana?

The best power adapter for Botswana is a Type G power adapter [2] which will allow you to use any 230 volt device or appliance.

What is the best power adapter for Botswana?

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 Botswana power outlet.

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

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 Botswana simply by adapting the shape of the plug.

Do I need a power adapter in Botswana?

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

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

US plugs won't physically fit in a Botswana power outlet so you will need to bring a plug adapter for Botswana, and as the voltage is 230 volts you will also need to bring a power converter for Botswana to prevent overheating or damage to your appliance or device if it isn't dual voltage.

Can a power adapter change the voltage in Botswana?

Power adapters can only adapt the shape of a plug to fit into a 230 volt Botswana 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 Botswana along with the correct power adapter.

Where to buy a power adapter for Botswana in the US

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Botswana in the US

Botswana 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/Botswana - wikipedia.org entry about Botswana.
  2. Type G plug adapter - Allows appliances to connect to Type G power outlets without converting voltage, between $5 to $10.
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adapter - power adaptor