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

Power adapters for Burundi

Different combinations of standards and plugs can often be daunting when planning on visiting another country especially if you've never visited before. This isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used in the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need in advance to power your electronics in Burundi. This page contains links to step by step instructions demonstrating exactly which power adapters you'll need to supply power to your devices when you're travelling to Burundi using the standard types E or C Burundian 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. You'll discover most power adapters will vary from region to region so please read our Wikiconnections world power adapters list where you'll find a complete list of regions and countries.

What is the best power adapter for Burundi?

The best power adapter for Burundi is a Type E power adapter [2] which will allow you to use any 220 volt device or appliance.

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?

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

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?

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

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.

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