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

Power adapters for Senegal

Various frequencies and standards can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country, especially if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of common standards used in the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your device in Senegal. This page contains links to step by step instructions telling you exactly how to charge your devices when you are in Senegal using their D, C, E or K type 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. You'll discover power changes depending on which area you are travelling to therefore we suggest reading the power adapters for a complete list of countries.

What is the best power adapter for Senegal?

The best power adapter for Senegal is a Type D power adapter [2] which will allow 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 therefore 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 overheating or damage 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, estimated price under $10.
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adapter - power adaptor