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?

A power adapter is a compact and lightweight plastic adapter that permits a different shaped power plug on an appliance from another region to fit into a power socket in Cameroon.

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

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 Cameroonian power outlet then you will need a power adapter.

What does a power adapter do?

A power adapter allows visitors travelling from another country to use electrical appliances and devices in Cameroon simply by altering the shape of the plug.

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

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

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

Power adapters will only adapt the shape of a plug to fit into a 220 volt Cameroonian power outlet and is unable to convert the power to a higher voltage. If you wish to safely use a 100-120 volt device you also need to bring a step down power converter for Cameroon along with the correct power adapter.

Where to buy a power adapter for Cameroon in the US

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Cameroon in the US

Cameroon 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/Cameroon - wikipedia web page about Cameroon.
  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