Adapters for Mauritania - What plug adapter do I need for Mauritania?

Power adapters for Mauritania

Varying different combinations of voltages and standards can often lead to confusion when planning on staying in a foreign country especially if you've never been there before. This isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power your electronics in Mauritania. This page contains links to simple instructions showing how to power your devices when you are travelling to Mauritania using a standard 220 volt 50Hz Type C power outlet, with the Mauritanians using a Europlug for power outlets. Power adapters will vary regionally therefore please read our Wikiconnections world power adapters page where you'll find a complete list showing charging devices in different destinations.

What is the best power adapter for Mauritania?

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

What is the best power adapter for Mauritania?

What is a power adapter for a Mauritanian power outlet?

A power adapter is a compact and lightweight plastic adapter that permits a different shaped power plug on an appliance from another region to fit into a power socket in Mauritania.

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 from a Mauritanian power outlet?

Power adapters will only adapt the shape of a plug to fit into a 220 volt Mauritanian power outlet and is unable to convert the power to a higher voltage. If you wish to safely use a 100-120 volt device you also need to bring a step down power converter for Mauritania along with the correct power adapter.

Do I need a plug adapter in Mauritania?

If the power outlet in your home country isn't the same as the shape of the Mauritanian power outlet then you will need a power adapter.

Do I need a power adapter for Mauritania if I'm visiting from America?

A US plug won't physically fit into a Mauritanian power outlet so you will need to use a plug adapter for Mauritania, and as the voltage is 220 volts you will also need to bring a power converter for Mauritania if your appliance or charger isn't dual voltage which prevents damage or overheating.

What does a power adapter do?

A power adapter allows visitors travelling from another country to use electrical appliances and devices in Mauritania simply by altering the shape of the plug.

Where to buy a power adapter for Mauritania in the US

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Mauritania in the US

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