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?

Power adapters are compact and lightweight plastic adapters that permit a wall outlet in Malawi to accept a power plug from an appliance from a different region.

Can a power adapter change the voltage in Malawi?

Power adapters will only adapt the shape of a plug to fit into a 230 volt Malawian power outlet and doesn't convert the power to a different voltage. If you need to safely use any 100, 110 or 120 volt appliance then you will also need a step down power converter for Malawi.

Do I need a power adapter in Malawi?

If the power plug that you are using isn't the same as the type of plug outlet in Malawi then you will need a power adapter.

What does a power adapter do?

A power adapter for Malawi allows visitors travelling from another country to use electronic appliances in Malawi by adapting the shape of the power plug from one type to another.

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

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

  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.
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adapter - power adaptor