Power adapters for Gabon - What adapter do I need for Gabon?

Power adapters for Gabon

Varying different standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning to visit another country if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of common standards being used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your device in Gabon. This page contains links to step by step instructions which shows how to power your devices when you're in Gabon using the standard 220 volt 50Hz C Type wall outlet, with the Gabonese using Europlugs for power outlets. Power will vary regionally so we suggest reading the power adapters for a complete list of regions and countries.

What is the best power adapter for Gabon?

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

What is the best power adapter for Gabon?

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 Gabonese power outlet.

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

Can a power adapter change the voltage in Gabon?

Power adapters can only adapt the shape of a plug to fit into a 220 volt Gabonese 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 Gabon along with the correct power adapter.

Do I need a power adapter in Gabon?

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

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

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

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 Gabon simply by adapting the shape of the plug.

Where to buy a power adapter for Gabon in the US

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Gabon in the US

Gabon 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.

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org entry about Gabon.
  2. Type C plug adapter - European Europlug Type C plug adapters are unearthed and comprise of two 4mm rounded pins placed 19mm apart, costing under $10
  3. Wikipedia - power adaptor