Power adapter for Mauritius - What plug adapter do I need for Mauritius?

Power adapters for Mauritius

If you are packing for a holiday it can be useful to know if you'll be able to use all your essential electrical devices when you're there. Without knowing which wall socket is being used you are likely to bring the wrong charger, meaning having to buy or borrow a suitable adaptor on arrival. Varying different combinations of frequencies and standards can all cause confusion when planning on visiting a foreign country to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards used in the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your device in Mauritius. This page contains links to useful instructions showing which power adapters you'll need to charge your devices when travelling to Mauritius by using the standard Type G or C 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, please be aware that Type G wall outlets will be normally used by most Mauritians. You will find that most power adapters change regionally so we recommend that you read our Wiki Connections travel power adapters guide where you'll find a full list showing regions.

What is the best power adapter for Mauritius?

The best power adapter for Mauritius will be a Type G plug adapter [2] which will allow you to use any 230 volt appliance or device.

What is the best power adapter for Mauritius?

What is a power adapter?

A power adapter for Mauritius is a small and lightweight plastic adapter that allows a power plug from a foreign country to correctly fit into a power outlet in Mauritius.

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

What does a power adapter for Mauritius do?

A power adapter allows visitors from another location to use their electrical appliances in Mauritius by altering the shape of the plug from one type to another.

Does a power adapter change the voltage from a Mauritian power outlet?

Power adapters will only adapt the shape of a plug to fit into a 230 volt Mauritian power outlet and is unable to convert to a higher voltage. Should you need to safely use any 100-120 volt appliance you also need to bring a more expensive step down power converter for Mauritius along with the correct adapter.

Do I need a plug adapter for Mauritius?

It will depend on where you are travelling from and the type of plug you are attempting to use.

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

American plugs won't fit into a Mauritian power outlet so you will need to bring a plug adapter for Mauritius, and because the voltage is different you will also need to use a power converter for Mauritius if your charger or appliance isn't dual voltage which prevents damage or overheating.

Where can I buy a power adapter for Mauritius?

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where can I buy a power adapter for Mauritius?

Power adapters are typically available in most major 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 but expect to pay 50% 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.

On arrival power adapters can be found in local electrical high street shops and drug stores, but always check the build quality first as safety standards might be different in a foreign country as this is important when dealing with electrical goods. Keep in mind that a shopping trip searching for power adapters in an unknown location might be impractical, especially as this needs to happen quickly before batteries run out.

Hotel receptions could have a power adapter for sale, hire or as a complimentary extra for guests; however, availability is normally limited and a hotel might not have the exact type required for your country. If in doubt, call ahead to the hotel first and request a reservation as it is unlikely that an adapter will be found in your room on arrival.

It will more convenient and cheaper to buy the correct power adapter in advance of your trip. High street stores normally sell popular types of travel adapters to popular locations and for widest choice it is recommended to buy a power adapter online.

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mauritius - Mauritius country Wiki page.
  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