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

Power adapters for Rwanda

Varying different standards and voltages can all be daunting when planning on visiting another country if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used in the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your electronics in Rwanda. This page has links to simple instructions demonstrating how to supply power to your devices when visiting Rwanda using their standard J or C type Rwandan 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. You will discover that power adapters vary depending on which area you're in so please read the Wikiconnections world power adapters guide for a complete list showing destinations.

What is the best power adapter for Rwanda?

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

What is the best power adapter for Rwanda?

What is a power adapter?

Power adapters are small, cheap and lightweight plastic adapters that permit a different shaped power plug from a different region to correctly slot into a wall socket 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 location to use their own electrical appliances and devices in Rwanda by changing the shape of the plug from one shape to another.

Do I need a power adapter for Rwanda?

It will depend on the shape of plug you are attempting to use in Rwanda and the location you are travelling from.

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

US plugs won't fit in a Rwandan power outlet so you will need to bring a power adapter for Rwanda, and as the voltage is much higher you will also need to use a power converter for Rwanda if your appliance or charger isn't dual voltage to prevent damage or overheating.

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

Power adapters will only adapt the shape of a plug to fit into a 230 volt Rwandan power outlet and can't convert to a higher voltage. If you need to safely use any 100, 110 or 120 volt device you will also need a more expensive step down power converter for Rwanda along with the right type of adapter.

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rwanda - Rwanda Wikipedia page.
  2. Type J plug adapter - Allows appliances to connect to Type J power outlets without converting voltage.
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adapter - power adaptor