Rwanda power adapters - What adapter do I need for Rwanda?

Power adapters for Rwanda

Varying complicated voltages and standards can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power your electronics in Rwanda. This page has links to step by step instructions showing exactly which power adapters you'll need to charge your devices when visiting Rwanda using the types J or C 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. Most power adapters will vary depending on which region you travelling to so we suggest reading the Wikiconnections global power adapters guide where you'll find a full list of destinations.

What is the best power adapter for Rwanda?

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

What is the best power adapter for Rwanda?

What is a power adapter?

A power adapter is a small, cheap and lightweight plastic adapter that permits a different type of power plug from a different region to easily slot into an electrical outlet in Rwanda.

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 a Rwandan power outlet do?

A power adapter enables visitors travelling from a different country to use their electronic and electrical appliances and devices in Rwanda by adapting the shape of the power plug from one type to another.

Do I need a power adapter for Rwanda?

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

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Will I need a power adapter if I'm visiting Rwanda from the US?

A US plug won't fit in a Rwandan power outlet so you will need to bring a plug adapter for Rwanda, and as the voltage is different you will also need to bring a power converter for Rwanda to prevent overheating or damage to your device or appliance if it isn't dual voltage.

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Can a power adapter convert the voltage from a Rwandan power outlet?

No, a power adapter only adapts the shape of a plug to fit into a 230 volt Rwandan power outlet and is unable to convert the power to a higher voltage. If you need to safely use a 100-120 volt appliance then you will also need to bring a step down power converter for Rwanda.

Where to buy a power adapter for Rwanda in the US

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Rwanda in the US

Rwanda 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. Wikipedia - Rwanda Wikipedia page.
  2. Type J plug adapter - Swiss Type J plug adapters have three rounded pins placed in a flattened triangular pattern with the top pin acting as an earth, between $5 to $10.
  3. Wikipedia - power adaptor