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

Power adapters for Namibia

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 Namibia. This page contains links to step by step instructions which shows how to power your devices when you're visiting Namibia using the standard D or M type Namibian 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. You'll discover power sockets vary depending on which region you are in therefore we suggest reading the power adapters list for a full list of countries.

What is the best power adapter for Namibia?

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

What is the best power adapter for Namibia?

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 Namibian power outlet.

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

Can a power adapter change the voltage in Namibia?

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

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 Namibia simply by adapting the shape of the plug.

Do I need a power adapter in Namibia?

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

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

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

Where to buy a power adapter for Namibia in the US

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Namibia in the US

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