Adapters for Cameroon - What plug adapter do I need for Cameroon?

Power adapters for Cameroon

Varying different combinations of voltages and plug types can often be daunting when planning on staying in a foreign country for the first time traveller. This isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of standards used in the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power your electronics in Cameroon. This page contains links to step-by-step instructions which shows how to power your devices in Cameroon using their standard types E or C 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. Most power adapters differ depending on which area you are travelling to therefore we recommend reading the World power adapters page for a full list of countries.

What is the best power adapter for Cameroon?

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

What is the best power adapter for Cameroon?

What is a power adapter for a Cameroonian power outlet?

Power adapters are compact, cheap and lightweight plastic adapters which allow an electrical socket in Cameroon to accept a different type of power plug from an appliance from another region.

Do I need a plug adapter in Cameroon?

If the power outlet in your home country isn't the same as the shape of the plug outlet in Cameroon then you will need a power adapter.

What does a power adapter do?

A power adapter for a Cameroonian power outlet enables visitors from a different location to use their electrical devices in Cameroon by changing the shape of the power plug from one type to another.

Do I need a power adapter for Cameroon if I'm visiting from America?

American plugs won't physically fit in a Cameroonian power outlet therefore you will need to use a power adapter for Cameroon, and because the voltage is 220 volts you will also need to use a power converter for Cameroon if your appliance or charger isn't dual voltage to prevent overheating or damage.

Will a power adapter change the voltage from a Cameroonian power outlet?

A power adapter only adapts the shape of a plug to fit into a 220 volt Cameroonian power outlet and can't convert the power to a different voltage. If you need to safely use any 100, 110 or 120 volt appliance you will also need a more expensive step down power converter.

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cameroon - wikipedia web page about Cameroon.
  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