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

Power adapters for Senegal

Various voltages and sockets can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of standards used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your device in Senegal. This page contains links to step-by-step instructions demonstrating exactly which power adapters you'll need to supply power to your devices when you're visiting Senegal using their D, C, E or K type 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. You will find that most power adapters will vary depending on which country you're taking a trip to therefore we suggest that you read our Wiki Connections world power adapters page for a complete list of powering devices in different destinations.

What is the best power adapter for Senegal?

The best power adapter for Senegal will be a Type D plug adapter [2] which allows you to use any 230 volt device or appliance.

What is the best power adapter for Senegal?

What is a power adapter for a Senegalese power outlet?

A power adapter is a compact, cheap and lightweight plastic adapter which permits a Senegalese power outlet to accept a different shaped power plug from an appliance from another region.

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 Senegal do?

A power adapter allows visitors from a different country to use electrical appliances in Senegal simply by adapting the shape of the power plug from one shape to another.

Do I need a plug adapter for Senegal?

If the power plug that you want to use is different to the type of Senegalese power outlet then you will need a power adapter.

Do I need a power adapter if I'm visiting Senegal from America?

A US plug won't physically fit in a Senegalese power outlet so you will need to use a power adapter for Senegal, and because the voltage is much higher you will also need to bring a power converter for Senegal to prevent damage or overheating to your device or appliance if it isn't dual voltage.

Will a power adapter convert the voltage in Senegal?

A power adapter only adapts the shape of a plug to fit into a 230 volt Senegalese power outlet and can't convert the power to a higher voltage. Should you need to safely use any 100-120 volt device you also need to bring a step down power converter along with the right type of power adapter.

Where to buy a power adapter for Senegal in the US

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Senegal in the US

Senegal 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/Senegal - Senegal country page on wikipedia.org.
  2. Type D plug adapter - Allows appliances to connect to Type D power outlets without converting voltage, costing under $10.
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adapter - power adaptor