Adapter for Libya - What plug adapter do I need for Libya?

Power adapters for Libya

Various combinations of voltages and sockets can often be daunting when planning to travel to a new country, especially to the first time traveller. This isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of sockets used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power your electronics in Libya. This page has links to step by step instructions which shows how to supply power to your devices when staying in Libya using the standard D, C, F or L type Libyan 127 volt 50Hz power outlets. You'll discover power adapters will vary depending on which country you are in therefore we suggest reading the power adapters page for a complete list of regions and countries.

What is the best power adapter for Libya?

The best power adapter for Libya will be a Type D power adapter [2] which will allow you to use any 127 volt device or appliance.

What is the best power adapter for Libya?

What is a power adapter?

Power adapters are compact and lightweight plastic adapters which allow a Libyan power outlet to accept a power plug from an appliance from a foreign country.

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

Will a power adapter change the voltage in Libya?

Power adapters can only adapt the shape of a plug to fit into a 127 volt Libyan power outlet and doesn't convert the power to a different voltage. Should you wish to safely use any 220-240 volt appliance then you also need to bring a more expensive step up power converter for Libya.

Do I need a power adapter for Libya?

If the type of Libyan power outlet is different to the power outlet in your home country then you will need a power adapter.

Do I need a plug adapter if I'm visiting Libya from the US?

An American plug won't fit in a Libyan power outlet so you will need to bring a power adapter for Libya.

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

A power adapter enables visitors from another country to use their electronic and electrical appliances in Libya simply by altering the shape of the power plug to fit the power socket.

Where to buy a power adapter for Libya in the US

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Libya in the US

Libya 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/Libya - Libya Wikipedia page.
  2. Type D plug adapter - Allows appliances to connect to Type D power outlets without converting voltage, under $10.
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adapter - power adaptor