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 lightweight plastic adapter that allows a power plug from a foreign country to correctly fit into a power outlet in Burkina Faso.

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?

Power adapters will only adapt the shape of a plug to fit into a 220 volt Burkinabe power outlet and is unable to convert to a higher voltage. Should you need to safely use any 100-120 volt appliance you also need to bring a more expensive step down power converter for Burkina Faso along with the correct adapter.

Do I need a plug adapter for Burkina Faso?

It will depend on where you are travelling from and the type of plug you are attempting to use.

What does a power adapter for Burkina Faso do?

A power adapter allows visitors from another location to use their electrical appliances in Burkina Faso by altering the shape of the plug from one type to another.

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

American 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.

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