Power adapter for Burundi - What plug adapter do I need for Burundi?

Power adapters for Burundi

Varying different combinations of frequencies and standards can all cause confusion when planning on visiting a foreign country to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards used in the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your device in Burundi. This page contains links to useful instructions showing which power adapters you'll need to charge your devices when travelling to Burundi by using the standard Type E or C 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. Most power adapters will change regionally so we suggest that you read our Wiki Connections travel power adapters guide for a full list showing regions.

What is the best power adapter for Burundi?

The best power adapter for Burundi is a Type E power adapter which is suitable for powering any 220 volt appliance or device. [2] [AD]

What is the best power adapter for Burundi?

What is a power adapter?

A power adapter for Burundi is a small and cheap plastic adapter which permits a Burundian 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]

What does a power adapter for Burundi do?

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

Do I need a plug adapter for Burundi?

This depends on the location you are travelling from and the shape of plug you want to use in Burundi.

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

A power adapter only adapts the shape of a plug to fit into a 220 volt Burundian 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.

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

If you are visiting from America use a plug adapter for Burundi because a US plug won't physically fit in a Burundian power outlet, and as the voltage is 220 volts you will also need to use a power converter for Burundi to prevent overheating or damage to your appliance or device if it isn't dual voltage.

Where to buy a power adapter for Burundi in the US

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Burundi in the US

Burundi 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.

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  1. Wikipedia - Burundi country Wiki page.
  2. Type E plug adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on the Type E plug adapter which are placed 19mm apart and includes a hole in the top for an earthing pin, priced at under $10
  3. Wikipedia - power adaptor