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

Power adapters for Morocco

If planning a trip to Morocco it can be useful to know if you'll be able to charge your common electrical devices like mobile phones and laptop computers that you'll be bringing with you. But, without knowing which power supply to expect you may end up either bringing unnecessary adaptors or pack the wrong power adaptor, leaving you having to buy or borrow a potentially overpriced charger on arrival. Varying different standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning to stay in 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 shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your electronics in Morocco. This page contains links to step by step instructions which shows how to power your devices when you're visiting Morocco using the standard E or C type Moroccan 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets, you will find most Moroccans use the Type E plugs in their plug outlets. Power adapters are different regionally therefore please read the power adapters for a full list of regions and countries.

What is the best power adapter for Morocco?

The best power adapter for Morocco will be a Type E power adapter [2] which is suitable for powering any 220 volt device or appliance.

What is the best power adapter for Morocco?

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 Moroccan power outlet.

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 in Morocco?

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

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

US plugs won't physically fit in a Moroccan power outlet so you will need to bring a plug adapter for Morocco, and as the voltage is 220 volts you will also need to bring a power converter for Morocco to prevent overheating or damage to your appliance or device if it isn't dual voltage.

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 Morocco simply by adapting the shape of the plug.

Can a power adapter change the voltage in Morocco?

Power adapters can only adapt the shape of a plug to fit into a 220 volt Moroccan 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 Morocco along with the correct power adapter.

Where to buy a power adapter for Morocco in the US

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Morocco in the US

Morocco 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.

Where to buy a power adapter in Morocco

Arriving at an airport

Where to buy a power adapter in Morocco

On arrival power adapters could 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.

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morocco - wikipedia.org entry about Morocco.
  2. Type E plug adapter - Allows appliances to connect to Type E power outlets without converting voltage, costing around $5.
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adapter - power adaptor