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

Power adapters for Malawi

Varying different voltages and standards can all be confusing when planning on travelling to a new country if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of standards being used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your electronics in Malawi. This page contains links to step by step instructions which shows how to charge your devices when you're travelling to Malawi using the standard 230 volt 50Hz G Type Malawian wall outlet, the Malawians will use 13 amp plugs for charging. Power adapters differ regionally therefore please read the power adapters for a full list of regions and countries.

What is the best power adapter for Malawi?

The best power adapter for Malawi will be a Type G plug adapter [2] which is suitable for powering any 230 volt appliance or device.

What is the best power adapter for Malawi?

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 Malawian 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 Malawi?

Power adapters can only adapt the shape of a plug to fit into a 230 volt Malawian 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 Malawi along with the correct power adapter.

Do I need a power adapter in Malawi?

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

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 Malawi simply by adapting the shape of the plug.

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

US plugs won't physically fit in a Malawian power outlet so you will need to bring a plug adapter for Malawi, and as the voltage is 230 volts you will also need to bring a power converter for Malawi to prevent overheating or damage to your appliance or device if it isn't dual voltage.

Where to buy a power adapter for Malawi in the US

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Malawi in the US

Malawi 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/Malawi - wikipedia.org entry about Malawi.
  2. Type G plug adapter - Allows appliances to connect to Type G power outlets without converting voltage, costs between $5 to $10.
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adapter - power adaptor