Power adapter for Burkina Faso - What plug adapter do I need for Burkina Faso?

Power adapters for Burkina Faso

Varying different combinations of standards and plugs can often cause confusion when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never visited before. However this isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of sockets used in the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need in advance to power your device in Burkina Faso. This page contains links to step-by-step instructions showing you which power adapters you'll need to supply power to your devices when you are visiting Burkina Faso by using the standard types E or C 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. You'll discover that most power adapters differ regionally so we recommend reading our Wikiconnections global power adapters guide where you'll find a complete list showing regions and countries.

What is the best power adapter for Burkina Faso?

The best power adapter for Burkina Faso is a Type E plug adapter [2] which allows you to use any 220 volt device or appliance.

What is the best power adapter for Burkina Faso?

What is a power adapter?

A power adapter for Burkina Faso is a small and cheap plastic adapter which permits a Burkinabe power outlet to accept a different type of power plug from an appliance from another region.

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

Does a power adapter change the voltage from a Burkinabe power outlet?

A power adapter only adapts the shape of a plug to fit into a 220 volt Burkinabe power outlet and can't convert the power to a higher voltage. Should you wish to safely use a 100, 110 or 120 volt appliance you will also need a step down power converter along with the right type of power adapter.

Do I need a plug adapter for Burkina Faso?

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

What does a power adapter for Burkina Faso do?

A power adapter allows a visitor travelling from another location to use their own electronic and electrical devices in Burkina Faso by adapting the shape of the power plug to fit the power outlet.

Will I need a plug adapter for Burkina Faso if I'm visiting from the US?

US plugs won't fit into a Burkinabe power outlet so you will need to bring a plug adapter for Burkina Faso, and because the voltage is different you will also need to use a power converter for Burkina Faso if your charger or appliance isn't dual voltage which prevents damage or overheating.

Where to buy a power adapter for Burkina Faso in the US

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Burkina Faso in the US

Burkina Faso 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/Burkina_Faso - Burkina Faso country Wiki page.
  2. Type E plug adapter - Allows appliances to connect to Type E power outlets without converting voltage, priced at between $5 to $10.
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adapter - power adaptor