The Central African Republic power adapters - What power adapter do I need for The Central African Republic?

Power adapters for The Central African Republic

Various standards and plugs can often cause confusion when planning on staying in a foreign country to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of sockets being used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need in advance to power your electronics in The Central African Republic. This page contains links to step-by-step instructions which shows which power adapters you'll need to charge your devices when staying in The Central African Republic by using their E or C type 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. Power changes depending on which country you are visiting so please read the power adapters page for a full list of countries.

What is the best power adapter for The Central African Republic?

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

What is the best power adapter for The Central African Republic?

What is a power adapter?

Power adapters are compact, cheap and lightweight plastic adapters that allow an electic socket in The Central African Republic to accept a different shaped power plug from an appliance from a different 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 do?

A power adapter enables a visitor travelling from another country to use electrical appliances in The Central African Republic simply by changing the shape of the plug from one type to another.

Do I need a plug adapter in The Central African Republic?

If the power plug you are using is different to the shape of the Central African power outlet then you will need a power adapter.

Will I need a plug adapter if I'm visiting The Central African Republic from America?

American plugs won't physically fit in a Central African power outlet therefore you will need to bring a power adapter for The Central African Republic, and because the voltage is 220 volts you will also need to use a power converter for The Central African Republic to prevent overheating or damage to your device or appliance if it isn't dual voltage.

Does a power adapter change the voltage from a Central African power outlet?

Power adapters only adapt the shape of a plug to fit into a 220 volt Central African power outlet and can't convert the power to a higher voltage. If you wish to safely use a 100-120 volt device then you also need to bring a more expensive step down power converter along with the correct type of power adapter.

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_African_Republic - The Central African Republic entry on wikipedia.org.
  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