Gambia power adapters - What adapter do I need for Gambia?

Power adapters for Gambia

If you are packing for a trip to Gambia it is useful to know if you can use your indispensable gadgets like cell phones or tablets when you're there. Without knowing which power socket is used you may end up either weighing yourself down with too many adaptors or bring the wrong power charger, leaving you having to buy a suitable power adaptor on arrival that might be incompatible and cause problems with your device. Varying different standards and voltages can all be daunting when planning on travelling to another country for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your electronics in Gambia. This page has links to simple instructions demonstrating how to supply power to your devices when travelling to Gambia using a standard 230 volt 50Hz G Type Gambian power outlet, with the Gambians using 13 amp plugs for power outlets. Most power adapters vary from country to country so we suggest reading our Wiki Connections global power adapters list where you'll find a full list of destinations.

What is the best power adapter for Gambia?

The best power adapter for Gambia will be a Type G power adapter [2] which allows you to use any 230 volt appliance or device.

What is the best power adapter for Gambia?

What is a power adapter?

Power adapters are small, cheap and lightweight plastic adapters that permit a different shaped power plug from a different region to correctly slot into a wall socket in Gambia.

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

Can a power adapter convert the voltage from a Gambian power outlet?

Power adapters will only adapt the shape of a plug to fit into a 230 volt Gambian power outlet and can't convert to a higher voltage. If you need to safely use any 100, 110 or 120 volt device you will also need a more expensive step down power converter for Gambia along with the right type of adapter.

What does a power adapter for a Gambian power outlet do?

A power adapter enables visitors travelling from a different location to use their own electrical appliances and devices in Gambia by changing the shape of the plug from one shape to another.

Do I need a power adapter for Gambia?

It will depend on the shape of plug you are attempting to use in Gambia and the location you are travelling from.

Will I need a power adapter if I'm visiting Gambia from the US?

US plugs won't fit in a Gambian power outlet so you will need to bring a power adapter for Gambia, and as the voltage is much higher you will also need to use a power converter for Gambia if your appliance or charger isn't dual voltage to prevent damage or overheating.

Where can I buy a power adapter for Gambia?

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where can I buy a power adapter for Gambia?

Power adapters are typically available in most major 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 but expect to pay 50% 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.

On arrival power adapters can be found in local electrical high street shops and drug stores, but always check the build quality first as safety standards might be different in a foreign country as this is important when dealing with electrical goods. Keep in mind that a shopping trip searching for power adapters in an unknown location might be impractical, especially as this needs to happen quickly before batteries run out.

Hotel receptions could have a power adapter for sale, hire or as a complimentary extra for guests; however, availability is normally limited and a hotel might not have the exact type required for your country. If in doubt, call ahead to the hotel first and request a reservation as it is unlikely that an adapter will be found in your room on arrival.

It will more convenient and cheaper to buy the correct power adapter in advance of your trip. High street stores normally sell popular types of travel adapters to popular locations and for widest choice it is recommended to buy a power adapter online.

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gambia - Gambia Wikipedia page.
  2. Type G plug adapter - Allows appliances to connect to Type G power outlets without converting voltage.
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adapter - power adaptor