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

Power adapters for Niger

Different combinations of standards and voltages can often be daunting when planning to travel to another country especially to the first time traveller. This isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards used throughout the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to power your device in Niger. This page has links to step-by-step instructions telling you which power adapters you'll need to power your devices when visiting Niger using their standard Type D, A, B, C, E or F 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. You'll discover power will differ regionally so we recommend reading the power adapters for a complete list of regions and countries.

What is the best power adapter for Niger?

The best power adapter for Niger is a Type D power adapter [2] which allows you to use any 220 volt device or appliance.

What is the best power adapter for Niger?

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 Nigerien power outlet.

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

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 Niger simply by adapting the shape of the plug.

Do I need a power adapter in Niger?

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

Do I need a plug adapter if I'm visiting Niger from America?

American Type A or B power outlets might not typically be available in Niger so it is recommended to use a suitable power adapter for Niger, however as the voltage is different you will definitely need to bring a power converter for Niger to prevent overheating or damage to your appliance or charger if it isn't dual voltage.

Can a power adapter change the voltage in Niger?

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

Where to buy a power adapter for Niger in the US

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Niger in the US

Niger 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/Niger - wikipedia.org entry about Niger.
  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