Power adapters for Sierra Leone - What power adapter do I need for Sierra Leone?

Power adapters for Sierra Leone

Various frequencies and standards can often be daunting when planning to travel to another country if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used in the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power your device in Sierra Leone. This page has links to step-by-step instructions telling you which power adapters you'll need to power your devices when you're in Sierra Leone using the G or D type Sierra Leonean 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. Power sockets will change from region to region therefore we suggest reading the power adapters list for a full list of countries.

What is the best power adapter for Sierra Leone?

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

What is the best power adapter for Sierra Leone?

What is a power adapter?

Power adapters are compact and cheap plastic adapters that permit a Sierra Leonean power outlet to accept a different shaped power plug from a different country.

Can a power adapter convert the voltage in Sierra Leone?

No; a power adapter only adapts the shape of a plug to fit into a 230 volt Sierra Leonean power outlet and can't convert to a different voltage. Should you wish to safely use a 100-120 volt appliance you will also need to bring a step down power converter for Sierra Leone.

Do I need a power adapter in Sierra Leone?

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

Will I need a power adapter for Sierra Leone if I'm from America?

If you are travelling from America then you will need to use a plug adapter for Sierra Leone because American plugs won't physically fit in a Sierra Leonean power outlet, and as the voltage is much higher you will also need to use a power converter for Sierra Leone if your charger or appliance isn't dual voltage to prevent damage or overheating.

What does a power adapter do?

A power adapter for a Sierra Leonean power outlet enables visitors travelling from another country to use their own electronic devices in Sierra Leone by changing the shape of the plug.

Where to buy a power adapter for Sierra Leone in the US

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Sierra Leone in the US

Sierra Leone 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/Sierra_Leone - Sierra Leonean country entry on wikipedia.
  2. Type G plug adapter - Allows appliances to connect to Type G power outlets without converting voltage, priced under $10.
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adapter - power adaptor