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 small and lightweight plastic adapters that allow a Central African power outlet to accept a different type of power plug from a foreign region.

What does a power adapter do?

A power adapter for The Central African Republic enables a visitor from a different country to use their own electronic appliances and devices in The Central African Republic by altering the shape of the plug to fit the power outlet.

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

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

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

If you are visiting from the US then use a power adapter for The Central African Republic because a US plug won't physically fit into a Central African power outlet, and as the voltage is different you will also need to bring a power converter for The Central African Republic if your appliance or charger isn't dual voltage to prevent damage or overheating.

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

No - a power adapter only adapts the shape of a plug to fit into a 220 volt Central African power outlet and is unable to convert to a different voltage. Should you need to safely use any 100, 110 or 120 volt appliance you also need to bring a more expensive step down power converter for The Central African Republic.

Where to buy a power adapter for The Central African Republic in the US

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for The Central African Republic in the US

The Central African Republic 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/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, priced around $5.
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adapter - power adaptor