US to Comoros power adapters - what adapter is needed for a Comorian power outlet?

Comorian power outlet

What adapter do I need for Comoros?

Bring a Type E plug adapter to Comoros if the plug you wish to use won't fit in a Comorian power outlet.

The type of plug adapter, power converter or charger that you'll need when visiting Comoros all depends on the voltage and type of device that you're attempting to charge with a Comorian power outlet. If you don't know what voltage your device uses then read the section below about how can you tell if you have a dual voltage device before going any further.

  • Expect limited access to power in certain areas of Comoros, it is advised to bring a portable charger if you need to keep your mobile phone charged whilst in a region with no power.
  • If you're planning on visiting Comoros from America you will need to bring a suitable power adapter to fit a US plug in a Comorian power outlet. As the voltage is different in Comoros you also need to pack a power converter for Comoros if your device isn't dual voltage and check that it can work with a 50hz power outlet.
  • If your device can run on 220 volts or is dual voltage and the plug can fit in a Comorian power outlet then it will work in Comoros.
  • If your device can run on 220 volts or is dual voltage but the plug won't fit in a Comorian power outlet you'll need to bring a suitable plug adapter for Comoros such a Type E plug adapter. A plug adapter for Comoros (or power adapter) is designed to change the actual shape of the plug on your device to fit into a plug outlet found in Comoros, but doesn't change the voltage from 220 volts to a different voltage.
  • If your device doesn't run on 220 volts and isn't dual voltage then you'll also need a power converter for Comoros to convert the voltage from 220 volts to the correct voltage for your device. You will still need to pack a suitable plug adapter for Comoros if the power converter doesn't have the correct Type E plug adapter.
  • If you only need to power one or more USB devices such as mobile phones or tablets then a USB travel power adapter is recommended and it should work with any voltage, but make sure that you bring a USB travel adapter which includes a Type E plug adapter otherwise you will still need to bring a suitable plug adapter for Comoros[3] [AD]

Warning: If your device won't handle 220 volts you run the potential risk of an electrical fire hazard, a blown fuse or damage to your device. Prior to using your device in Comoros please check the instruction manual to ensure safe operation.

Comoros power adapters

Power adapters for Comoros

Differing standards and plugs can all be daunting when planning on staying in a foreign country especially if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used in the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your electronics in Comoros. This page contains links to useful instructions showing exactly how to supply power to your devices when you're in Comoros by using the Type E or C Comorian 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. You will find power adapters will change regionally therefore please read our WikiConnections travel power adapters list where you'll find a complete list showing charging devices in different destinations.

What is the best power adapter for Comoros?

The best power adapter for Comoros is a Type E power adapter which will allow you to use any 220 volt device or appliance. [3] [AD]

What is the best power adapter for Comoros?

What is a power adapter?

A power adapter is a compact and cheap plastic adapter that permits a different type of power plug on an appliance from a foreign region to correctly fit into a Comorian power outlet.

Also known as: an electrical adapter, plug adapter, travel adapter, electrical adaptor, mains travel adapter or power adaptor[5]

Do I need a power adapter in Comoros?

This will depend on where you are travelling from and the shape of plug you are using.

Will I need a plug adapter for Comoros if I'm from the US?

If you are visiting from the US bring a power adapter for Comoros as an American plug won't physically fit into a Comorian power outlet, and because the voltage is much higher you will also need to use a power converter for Comoros if your charger or appliance isn't dual voltage to prevent overheating or damage.

Can a power adapter change the voltage in Comoros?

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

What does a power adapter do?

A power adapter enables a visitor from a different location to use their own electronic and electrical appliances in Comoros simply by adapting the shape of the plug.

Where to buy a power adapter for Comoros in the US

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Comoros in the US

Comoros 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.

Electrical adapters for Comoros

Power Plug Adapters

An easy to use Type E plug adapter

Power Plug Adapters

Benefits of a power plug adapter

  • Simple to operate.
  • Affordable, with prices under $10.
  • Light and compact.
  • Bringing a Type E plug adapter will be ideal for Comoros.

Disadvantages of a power plug adapter

  • Your hotel room might only have a single wall outlet, therefore you will only be capable of powering a single device at a time.
  • Should you intend to visit more than just one country you may need to pack more than one type of plug adapter for other countries.
  • Only 1 plug adapter for each plug - for each individual device or appliance you wish to use you'll also need to use a separate adapter.
  • A plug adapter only modifies the shape of the plug to fit in a Type E Comorian power outlet but not the actual voltage used in Comoros. If your device doesn't work with a 220 volt power outlet and isn't dual voltage you will also need to bring a voltage converter.
  • You'll also need to bring a separate domestic USB charger if you need to power a USB device. [3] [AD]
Travel Power Strips

A travel power strip

Travel Power Strips

Benefits of a travel power strip

  • Capable of powering several electrical appliances at once via a single plug socket, costing under $40.
  • Some types of travel power strips have voltage conversation for lower wattage devices (for example laptops). Even if the appliance isn't dual voltage it will still function in Comoros by using just a travel power strip, making them a lightweight and cheap alternative to a dedicated voltage converter.
  • Normal models will also include multiple USB charge ports.
  • Offers surge protection. The voltage from power grids in certain areas can be tempremental, a sudden power surge can damage your delicate electrical items. Some power strips will include a surge protector which will prevent your device from being overpowered by an unstable power grid.
  • When you return to America it should still work.
  • US and Canadian power strips include Type A, B, D, E/F, G, H, I, L and N plug adapters so should work in Comoros.

Disadvantages of a travel power strip

  • Unlike normal voltage converters, the voltage converter on a travel power strip doesn't convert higher wattage appliances such as hair dryers or curling irons.
  • Because of their size travel power strips might be unsuitable for hand luggage.
  • Travel power strips could be considered excessive for travellers with only a small number of items that need powering. [6] [AD]
Travel USB Wall Chargers

A USB travel charger with swappable heads

Travel USB Wall Chargers

Benefits of a travel USB wall charger

  • Perfect if you only have to charge devices which use USB.
  • You only have to bring a single unit instead of packing lots of domestic USB power chargers which costs roughly between $15 to $20.
  • Travel USB wall chargers are typically supplied with swappable heads meaning they can be used in a large number of different countries. Interchangeable adapter heads supplied with travel USB wall chargers are typically small and lightweight which makes them easy to pack.
  • Most models should also include a built in surge protector.
  • When you return to your home country it should still work.
  • The interchangeable heads fit in Types A/B, E/F, G and I power outlets so will work in Comoros.

Disadvantages of a travel USB wall charger

  • Restricted to USB ports so you will be unable to charge any electrical appliances, only USB devices. [7] [AD]
Universal Travel Power Adapters

A universal travel adapter

Universal Travel Power Adapters

Benefits of a universal travel power adapter

  • Perfect when travelling to multiple countries. Most models function in around 150 countries.
  • All in one compact design. Both lightweight and small, under $15.
  • There are some universal travel power adapters which have multiple USB charging ports built in.
  • Straightforward operation.
  • Some models will have a surge protector to prevent your electronics from being overpowered by unstable power grids in some countries.
  • The retracting pins don't catch against other items in baggage.
  • When you return to America the power strip will still be useful as a USB charger.
  • Changes shape to Types A/B, E/F, G and I plugs so will fit into a Comorian power outlet.

Disadvantages of a universal travel power adapter

  • Can't be used with any high powered appliances - for example hair straighteners, vacuum cleaners, kettles, hair dryers or curling irons.
  • The pins, shutters and internal moving parts might be fragile on some models which might make them likely to possibily break.
  • Only provide power to a single appliance.
  • Not completely universal, some adapters might not cover some countries with less popular power outlet types.
  • They don't have a voltage converter meaning they're not suitable for non-220 volt appliances in Comoros. [8] [AD]
Plug Adapter Sets

Cost effective plug adapter set

Plug Adapter Sets

Benefits of a plug adapter set

  • With prices roughly between $15 to $20 a power adapter set works out cheaper than purchasing multiple power plug adapter types costing almost $10 each.
  • Covers all eventualities and not just a Comorian power outlet.
  • If you are travelling to different locations a plug adapter set is the most flexible option.
  • Includes Type A, B, C, D, E/F, G, H, I, J, L, M and N plugs so will work in Comoros.

Disadvantages of a plug adapter set

  • Will involve planning - you will need to choose which plug adapters to pack in advance, or alternatively pack every power adapter in the set.
  • Means lots of individual plug adapters to bring.
  • Having only one working power adapter the remaining plug adapters will be redundant.
  • Not every power adapter types are typically included in the set (and especially less common ones) - so ensure that your plug adapter set has one which is compatible in Comoros.
  • Each adapter only changes the shape of the plug to fit in a Comorian power outlet but not the actual voltage. [9] [AD]
Voltage Converters

A voltage converter with surge protection

Voltage Converters

Benefits of a voltage converter

Disadvantages of a voltage converter

  • A voltage converter only converts the 220 volts in Comoros and won't change the actual shape of the plug to fit into a Comorian power outlet, therefore you'll still need to use a suitable power adapter for Comoros.
  • The normal weight of most models of voltage converters makes them way too bulky for packing in carry-on luggage.
  • Redundant after your visit to Comoros.
  • Usually much cheaper to purchase a dual voltage travel appliance than to buy a much more expensive voltage converter simply to bring your existing single voltage domestic appliance in an incompatible location.
  • Expensive, between $120 to $130.
  • If you are travelling from America and visiting Comoros you will require one as the voltage is 220 volts.

Comparison of electrical adapters for Comoros

Type E Power Plug Adapter
Power Plug Adapter
Universal Travel Power Adapter
Universal Travel Power Adapter
Travel USB Wall Charger
Travel USB Wall Charger
Travel Power Strip
Travel Power Strip
Plug Adapter Set
Plug Adapter Set
Voltage Converter
Voltage Converter
Can be used in Comoros Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Types of plug included E A/B, E/F, G and I A/B, E/F, G and I A, B, D, E/F, G, H, I, L and N A, B, C, D, E/F, G, H, I, J, L, M and N B
Compatible number of countries (A) 35+ 150+ 150+ 200+ 230+ 230+
Fits in a Type E Comorian power outlet Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Additional Type E plug adapter required to fit in a Comorian power outlet Yes
Useful when you return to America Yes Yes Yes
Typical combined number of USB ports and AC outlets 1 3 4 7 1 2
Powers USB devices Yes Yes Yes
Typical number of USB ports 0 2 4 4 0 0
Powers a 220 volt AC appliance in Comoros Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Typical number of AC outlets 1 1 0 3 (B) 2
Converts voltage (?) Yes (C) Yes
Surge protection Yes Yes Yes Yes
Typical dimensions 2.6 x 1.9 x 1.4 inches 3 x 2.1 x 2.1 inches 4.3 x 3.4 x 1.3 inches 6.6 x 3.6 x 1.5 inches 7.1 x 3.9 x 2.8 inches 11.7 x 8.1 x 6.7 inches
Typical weight 4.5 ounces 4 ounces 4.5 ounces 1.6 pounds 13 ounces 20 pounds
Typical number of items to carry (D) 1 1 5 8 12 2
Suitable for hand luggage Yes Yes Yes • (E) • (F)
Estimated price under $10 between $10 to $15 between $15 to $20 between $35 to $40 between $15 to $20 almost $100
Buy Buy Buy Buy Buy Buy

Comoros power outlets and plug sockets

What plug sockets are used in Comoros?

Type C and E power outlets

What plug sockets are used in Comoros?

There are two types of power outlets used in Comoros, these are type E and C with the primary power supply being type E:

  • Plug Type C - This plug socket is recognised by 2 holes adjacent to each other where the two pins go.
  • Plug Type E - You can recognise this power socket by two 4.8mm circular adjacent holes next to each other where the plug socket pins go plus one metal grounding pin protruding in the top forming a triangle shape. [3] [AD]

Do US plugs work in Comoros?

No - a US plug won't work in Comoros because it doesn't fit into a Comorian power outlet without using a plug adapter. Also, the voltage is 220 volts so please use a power converter for Comoros if your charger or appliance isn't dual voltage and check that your appliance will work with a 50hz power outlet.

Are outlets in Comoros the same as US?

US plugs won't fit in a Comorian power outlet so you will need to bring a power adapter for Comoros. Both the voltage and frequency are different so if your charger or appliance isn't dual voltage please use a power converter for Comoros and check that it works with a 50hz supply.

What frequency is used in Comoros?

The frequency found in a Comorian power outlet is 50 Hz. [11]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mains_electricity_by_country

Is the voltage in Comoros the same as in the US?

The voltage in Comoros is 220 volts, whereas 120 volts is used in the US. If your American appliance or charger can't handle dual voltage then you will need to use a suitable power converter for Comoros which allows a 120 volt American appliance to work with a 220-240 volt outlet.

How do I use a 110 volt appliance in Comoros?

Use a step down power converter if you wish to use either a 110 volt or 120 volt appliance in Comoros.

How reliable is the power grid in Comoros?

Whilst stable electrical power can't be guaranteed, the power grid in Comoros is classed as reliable with no pattern of recurrent power blackouts.

What proportion of Comoros has access to electrical power?

More than a quarter of the population has access to electrical power in Comoros.

Should I use a power bank in Comoros?

A USB power bank for charging phones

Should I use a power bank in Comoros?

Because not everyone in Comoros has access to power visitors should check ahead that their accomodation can guarantee a dependable power supply, or bring a second charging solution if they want to recharge devices such as cellphones.

  • During a trip to Comoros increased use of smart phones for taking pictures, storing calendars, social networks, GPS and streaming videos can syphon off power more excessively than normal. A flat cell phone battery could possibly leave you in an unknown location without enough power to make emergency calls or being able to use a GPS app to return to your accommodation.
  • Using a portable charger in Comoros alleviates those concerns as it allows you to keep your cell phone powered on the move, especially when travelling to a country with limited access to power in some areas.
  • A typical 10,000mAh power bank will supply enough energy to cover over three full charges whilst a 20,000mAh power bank should keep a typical smart phone charged for almost 7 days depending on the model of phone and usage.
  • If you need to charge your laptop in Comoros and it it supports USB-C charging then look for a portable charger for a laptop marked with PD (power delivery) which supplies 20 Wh or more.
  • Before travelling be aware that some airlines prohibit batteries on an aircraft that supply 100 Wh of power or more and must not be left in checked-in luggage.
  • Normal consumer power banks won't work with high wattage items, but a rechargeable hair dryer or gas hair straighteners can be used for travelling to areas with limited access to electricity like Comoros.    [4] [12] [13] [14] [15] [16] [AD]
How well do solar powered chargers work in Comoros?

Solar backpacks are ideal in hot countries

How well do solar powered chargers work in Comoros?

The sunshine in Comoros should be suitable enough to recharge solar power bank reliability, but will need to be exposed to strong sunshine to provide adequate power for a single charge cycle. It could prove inconvenient to continually unpack a solar power bank then wait whilst it recharges in sunny spells.

  • The bigger durable panels used on a solar backpack give the bag the ability to create more electricity within a faster period of time, making them ideal for the weather in Comoros.
  • A phone that has been directly plugged into a USB port of a solar backpack can trickle charge the power during sunny spells in Comoros, but this might be inconvenient to have a phone continuously connected in the bag during the day if it is to be used constantly. Unlike a small solar power bank which needs to be unpacked and facing the sunlight, a solar bag is usually exposed to sunlight therefore will be topping up a regular power bank during the day.
  • Even though the sunlight in Comoros is strong, a bag should ideally have a solar cell efficiency of 22% or more, be able to generate at least 6 watts of power and be used with a compatible power bank of 10,000mAH or greater.
  • The durable and flexible solar cells used in solar powered bags are designed to endure bending and scratches, unlike normal firm solar cells. Solar bags come in backpack, laptop messenger and rucksack styles which makes them perfect for work, travel and domestic use.  [4] [17] [18] [AD]

Sources

  • International Electrotechnical Commission - World plugs by location (cited August 2014)
  • Wikipedia - Mains electricity by country (cited July 2014)
  • Index Mundi - Power outages in a typical month (cited May 2018, data collected between 2006 to 2017)
  • Index Mundi - Access to electricity (cited May 2018, latest data collected 2010)
  • WikiPedia - List of countries by average yearly temperature (cited May 2018, data averaged between 1961 to 1990)

Comoros chargers

What is a USB travel power charger?

A USB travel charger is a dual voltage charger with interchangeable plugs and multiple USB ports, suitable for charging multiple USB powered devices when travelling abroad.

What USB charger do I need for Comoros?

When travelling with more than one device the best travel power adapter for Comoros is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Comorians use two different standards of power outlets (E and C) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the included plugs over. If your device is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you will benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of travel adapters plus additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate power adapters for your trip or using up additional wall outlets. Because you are only packing a single USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers and using only a single power outlet.

For those travelling regularly we suggest buying a multipurpose travel adapter similar to this at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries on a daily basis. [7] [AD]

What USB charger do I need for Comoros?

Why use a travel USB charger for Comoros?

  • Normal travel USB chargers include 4 or more USB charger ports, meaning you now only need to bring a single charger to charge all your devices. Rather than bring 4 individual power chargers you only need to pack a single 4 port USB wall charger and power up to 4 separate devices, thereby reducing the weight and size of your baggage.
  • Travel USB chargers should include swappable plug heads for various countries thereby making them suitable if visiting other countries across Africa which are likely to use different outlets to Comoros.
  • A good power charger is rugged, lightweight and compact - ideal for the rigors of travel instead of than risking bringing a domestic charger which could be hard to repair in Comoros.
  • USB travel chargers can accept the 220 volt power outlets in Comoros along with other voltage standards across the world.
  • It's possible that hotels in Comoros might only have a single power outlet, by bringing a travel charger with multiple USB ports means you can share out the single wall outlet with all your devices rather than having to wait to recharge one device at a time.
  • Because of their flexible nature a travel USB charger takes the uncertainty out of travelling to an unknown country as they are guaranteed to work almost anywhere in the world.
  • Power outlets in airports can be in short supply and the demand for charging multiple cell phones before a flight can be high, therefore a USB travel charger with multiple ports and the ability to charge quickly is perfect.
  • The power grid in some countries can be unstable, a travel USB charger allows for unexpected spikes to prevent damage to any devices attached to it. Trying to repair an overloaded smartphone or tablet in Comoros could prove problematic and costly.
  • Larger USB chargers should also include power outlet strips to use multiple low powered devices such as laptops, but please note these are unsuitable for high powered domestic such as hair dryers or clothes irons. Refer to our guide on using travel appliances with a Comorian power outlet for advice and guidelines on the most suitable power adapter for a Comorian power outlet for high wattage appliances.
  • Certain tablets and cellphones could require more than the standard 500 milliamps produced from a standard 5 volt USB adapter to charge or provide fast charge. Premium USB chargers will support fast charging should any of your devices require additional power.
  • When back at home travel USB chargers can still be used by charging multiple cell phones on an overnight basis using one power outlet. [7] [AD]

What is the best USB charger for Comoros?

A 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Comoros and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Comoros.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and offers almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers 5 USB charging ports. This versatile power strip is compatible with both American plugs and popular plug types A, D,E/F, G, H, I, L and N making it perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Comoros. [7] [AD]

Power converters for Comoros

What does a power converter for a Comorian power outlet do?

Power converters for Comoros allow you to use a 100, 110 or 120 volt electric device with a 220 volt Comorian power outlet.

Also known as: electrical converter, electrical transformer, voltage converter, power transformer or voltage transformer.

What is the difference between a power converter and a plug adapter?

A heavy and bulky power converter will transform a 220 volt Comorian power outlet to work with a non-220 volt device, but a more lightweight and smaller power adapter (or plug adapter) changes the shape of the plug on your device to fit into a power outlet in Comoros. [19] [AD]

Do I need a power converter for Comoros?

If you are travelling to Comoros from a different country please ensure your device can be used with a 220 volt power supply.

  • A step down power converter is needed if you are travelling from a country that uses 100-120 volts and your appliance is incompatible with 220 volts. Read our world power outlets page to see which voltage your country uses.
  • You shouldn't need a power converter if you already use either a single voltage appliance that works with 220 volts or one that is dual voltage.
  • Typically, electrical devices which are designed to work with a lower voltage (such as 110 volts) and used with 220 volts run a risk of damage to your device, an electrical fire hazard or blowing a fuse unless you use a step down power converter.
  • You won't need a converter if you are attempting to recharge a smaller electrical device such as a tablet or mobile phone as these are typically designed for international use and dual voltage, however you should always always check the device for dual voltage support prior to your journey.
  • If powering high wattage appliances or generate heat (for example curling irons and hair dryers) then you will need to use a more expensive higher wattage heavy duty power converter.
  • It will be more cost effective to purchase a smaller robust dual voltage travel appliance than paying for a heavier high wattage power converter simply to use your existing domestic appliance.
  • Read our comprehensive guides on travelling with curling irons, clothes irons, hairdryers and hair straighteners in Comoros which includes guides on some affordable dual voltage alternatives.  [10] [20] [AD]

Do I need a power converter if I'm travelling to Comoros from America?

The 220 volts found in a plug outlet in Comoros is different to an American supply, therefore bring a step down power converter if your charger or appliance isn't dual voltage. [10] [AD]

What converter do I need for Comoros?

In order to use any 100, 110 or 120 volt appliance in Comoros you will need a step down power converter[10] [AD]

What is the difference between a power converter and a transformer?

Voltage converter

What is the difference between a power converter and a transformer?

Converters and transformers are both used to change one voltage to another, but this ambiguity can cause confusion as their purposes are different:

  • Power converters are designed for simple electrical appliances which typically generate heat or use motors such as clothes irons, shavers or hair dryers. Transformers are designed for more complex electronic items such as televisions or games consoles.
  • Buying a power converter is cheaper than buying a power transformer.
  • Power transformers are larger and heavier making them more suited for permanent residential use; for example an expat wishing to use an imported television would need to use a transformer for this purpose.
  • Power converters are more suitable for travellers wishing to bring domestic appliances abroad such as hair dryers or flat irons. However, it is more practical and cost effective to purchase a dual voltage appliance designed for travel rather than a heavier power converter.
  • Power converters are suitable for 2 pin ungrounded appliances, it could be harder to find a converter if you want to use a grounded 3 pin appliance.
  • Transformers can be used constantly however it is recommended that converters are used for no longer than a couple of hours at a time.
  • Shops may sell transformers under the name of converters, for the purposes this guide we will be referring to both converters and transformers as converters.

How to convert 220 volts to 110 volts

  1. Use a step down power converter to allow you to use a 110 or 120 volt appliance with a 220 volt Comorian power outlet.
  2. If the power converter doesn't include the correct shaped plug then it will also be necessary to plug in the power cord from the power converter into a power adapter for Comoros before plugging that into a Comorian power outlet.
  3. Some power converters include the ability to perform both step up and step down voltage conversions, therefore it may be necessary to manually switch the converter to output the voltage to the 110-120 volt range.
  4. Plug your appliance into the converter and turn the power on, your 110-120 volt appliance can now be used with a 220 volt Comorian power outlet. [10] [AD]

What voltage is used in Comoros?

Comoros uses 220 volts in their normal power outlets. [2]

https://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/
How can I tell if I have a dual voltage or single voltage appliance?

Single voltage hair straightener label

How can I tell if I have a dual voltage or single voltage appliance?

The best way to tell if a appliance is either dual or single voltage is to look for numbers printed on the supplied power adapter or on the appliance itself, normally on the rear or near to where the power cord sits. The location might depend on the make or model of your unit, it should also state on the box.

  • Single voltage devices could say a specific number - such as 110V.
  • Single voltage devices could also have a small voltage range (around 20 volts) with a dash to accomodate small voltage fluctuations - such as 100-120V.
  • Dual voltage devices will normally say a larger voltage range separated with a slash - such as 110/240V.

Substantiations

See the power adapter substantions section for more information on how we compared travel adapters (October 2018).

What type of adapter do you need for Comoros?

Which type of adapter do I need to bring to Comoros?

The plug adapter which is best to use in Comoros depends on your requirements, prior to deciding the right adapter to use we recommend using the following checklist:

How many electrical devices are you taking to Comoros?

How many devices will you be packing

How many electrical devices are you taking to Comoros?

  • List all the items you want to bring to Comoros (such as laptops, mobile phones, tablets, eReaders, hair dryers and curling irons).
    • Allow for more electrical items at a later date. Do you intend on purchasing a new tablet computer next year?
    • There is an increasing number of smaller rechargeable electronics such as electric shavers that utilise USB charging for a power source. Therefore if you have to replace a device it might need a USB power adapter so check that your travel adapter has enough spare ports to power these too.
  • Will you also be travelling with a partner who will need to recharge their phones as well?
Will you only be planning on charging USB devices?

Are you only bringing USB items

Will you only be planning on charging USB devices?

What different types of electrical devices do you want to use?

Make a list of items to bring

What different types of electrical devices do you want to use?

  • There are 3 types of electrical devices:
    • Low wattage electrical items that can be plugged into an electrical outlet - for example a laptop.
    • High wattage appliances that can be plugged into a power outlet - for example hair dryers and curling irons.
    • USB devices which can be plugged into a USB port - for example phones and tablets.
  • When you only need to bring along just USB powered devices to Comoros you'll find that a simple travel USB charger is ideal because you will only need to bring one lightweight charger along with appropriate existing charging cables and leave your domestic chargers at home.
  • Travel power strips are made for powering and voltage conversion for several low wattage devices (such as laptops), however won't work with high wattage appliances which need voltage conversion.

Do your devices and appliances work with 220 volt power outlets?

Is Comoros the only place you'll be visiting?

How many power outlets will be available when you get to Comoros?

How many power outlets will be available

How many power outlets will be available when you get to Comoros?

  • Your hotel may have only one power outlet on the wall, this will be an issue when recharging more than one device overnight because you can only recharge a single device at a time then need to swap every few hours.
  • To charge more than one device at the same time we suggest packing either a USB wall charger or a travel power strip which are capable of charging multiple USB ports or power outlets. [6] [AD]

Are you planning to visit anywhere else abroad in the future?

How much can you afford to pay?

  • Cheap power adapters start from under $10 which charges only one device from a Comorian power outlet (providing that it is dual voltage or works with 220 volts), but investing in roughly between $10 to $15 allows you to power multiple devices at once and bring them to various countries.

Would you like to use your charger when returning to America?

Do you intend on only bringing hand luggage?

Are you bringing just hand baggage

Do you intend on only bringing hand luggage?

Will it take you a long time to get to Comoros?

Arriving at an airport

Will it take you a long time to get to Comoros?

  • For much longer journeys it's worth considering packing an appropriate airport-suitable power charger that can be used with different outlet types, one which can be packed in carry-on luggage and can be used to quickly charge tablets and phones just prior to a lengthy trip.
  • Because not all airlines have power outlets available we recommend bringing a travel portable charger for recharging on the go. After landing in Comoros you could need to rely on a phone for making telephone calls, receiving text messages, using sat nav to find accomodation or reading an itinerary; make sure that your phone will have ample charge remaining. [4] [AD]

What can I connect to a Comorian power outlet

Travel appliances which can connect to a Comorian power outlet

Beats Pill speakers which can connect to a Comorian power outlet

Jabra Bluetooth speakers which are compatible with a Comorian power outlet

Mobile phones that can connect to the Comorian power outlet

Apple iPhones that can be connected to the Comorian power outlet

Samsung Galaxy phones that work with a Comorian power outlet

A list of Amazon Kindle tablets which can connect to a Comorian power outlet

A list of Apple iPads which are compatible with a Comorian power outlet

Corrections

We endeavor to ensure all details on this page are correct and relevant to travellers visiting Comoros, if you wish to contribute any useful information or feedback please email travel@wikiconnections.org. For more comprehensive technical details visit the Wikipedia page on AC power plugs and sockets[21]

Disclaimer

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org entry about Comoros.
  2. iec.ch - International Electrotechnical Commission World Plugs
  3. Type E plug adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on the Type E plug adapter which are placed 19mm apart and includes a hole in the top for an earthing pin, between $5 to $10
  4. Portable charger - A power bank is a portable charger which can recharge USB powered devices such as mobile phones and tablets on the go, estimated cost between $45 to $50.
  5. Wikipedia - power adaptor
  6. Travel power strip - A travel power strip includes surge protectors, AC power outlets, USB ports and swappable plug adapters for use in multiple countries, priced under $40
  7. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price between $15 to $20
  8. Universal travel power adapter - A typical universal travel power adapter can be used in over 150 different countries for use with appliances and USB devices, priced at between $10 to $15
  9. Plug adapter set - Plug adapter set containing a number of different power plug adapters for use in different countries, estimated cost around $15
  10. Step down power converter - A step down power converter allows a 100-120 volt appliance to be used in a 220-240 volt power outlet, between $120 to $130
  11. Wikipedia - WikiPedia - Mains electricity by country -
  12. Rechargeable hair dryer - Rechargeable battery powered cordless blow dryer suitable for travelling, priced at around $100.
  13. Gas hair straighteners - Cordless ceramic hair straighteners powered by gas cartridges, between $25 to $30.
  14. 10,000mAh portable charger - Lightweight 10000mAh high-speed portable USB charger suitable for mobile phone charging, costing around $30.
  15. 20,000mAh portable charger - High capacity 20000mAh high-speed portable USB charger suitable for charging mobile phones and some tablets for several days, priced at between $45 to $50.
  16. USB-C PD power bank - Power Delivery charger suitable for charging laptops with USB-C support, between $120 to $130.
  17. Solar backpack - A solar backpack will charge USB devices or an internal power bank when left in sunlight, estimated price under $100
  18. Solar power bank - Portable power bank with solar cells which can recharge when placed in sunlight and power any USB powered device, costs between $20 to $25.
  19. Power converter - A step up step down power converter converts 110-120 volts up to 220-240 volts and 220-240 volts down to 110-120 Volts, costing under $100
  20. Heavy duty power converter - A 5000 watt heavy duty step up and step down power converter used to convert voltages for domestic appliances, power tools, televisions, heating appliances and motors, priced around $160.
  21. Wikipedia - AC power plugs and sockets -