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

Power adapters for Mali

Varying different standards and voltages can all be daunting when planning on travelling to another country if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of sockets being used in the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your electronics in Mali. This page contains links to instructions telling you which power adapters you'll need to power your devices when you're visiting Mali by using their standard Type E or C 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. Power adapters will change regionally therefore we suggest reading our Wiki Connections global power adapters guide where you'll find a full list of destinations.

What is the best power adapter for Mali?

The best power adapter for Mali is a Type E plug adapter [2] which will allow you to use any 220 volt appliance or device.

What is the best power adapter for Mali?

What is a power adapter?

Power adapters are compact and lightweight plastic adapters which allow a Malian 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].

Do I need a power adapter for Mali?

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

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

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

Do I need a plug adapter for Mali if I'm from America?

American plugs won't physically fit into a Malian power outlet therefore you will need to bring a power adapter for Mali, and as the voltage is much higher you will also need to use a power converter for Mali if your appliance or charger isn't dual voltage to prevent damage or overheating.

Does a power adapter change the voltage in Mali?

Power adapters can only adapt the shape of a plug to fit into a 220 volt Malian power outlet and can't convert to a different voltage. Should you wish to safely use any 100, 110 or 120 volt device then you also need to bring a more expensive step down power converter for Mali.

Where to buy a power adapter for Mali in the US

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Mali in the US

Mali 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/Mali - Mali Wikipedia page.
  2. Type E plug adapter - Allows appliances to connect to Type E power outlets without converting voltage, between $5 to $10.
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adapter - power adaptor