Adapter for Somalia - What plug adapter do I need for Somalia?

Power adapters for Somalia

Complicated combinations of standards and plug types can often 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 shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your electronics in Somalia. This page has links to simple instructions demonstrating how to supply power to your devices when visiting Somalia using a standard 220 volt 50Hz C Type Somali plug outlet, the Somalis will use a Europlug for wall outlets. You will discover that power adapters are different from region to region therefore please read our WikiConnections travel power adapters page for a full list of charging devices in different regions and countries.

What is the best power adapter for Somalia?

The best power adapter for Somalia will be a Type C power adapter [2] which will allow you to use any 220 volt device or appliance.

What is the best power adapter for Somalia?

What is a power adapter?

Power adapters are compact and lightweight plastic adapters which allow a Somali power outlet to accept a power plug from an appliance from a foreign country.

Also known as: an electrical adapter, plug adapter, travel adapter, electrical adaptor, mains travel adapter or power adaptor [3].

Do I need a power adapter for Somalia?

If the type of Somali power outlet is different to the power outlet in your home country then you will need a power adapter.

Do I need a plug adapter for Somalia if I'm from America?

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

What does a power adapter for a Somali power outlet do?

A power adapter enables visitors from another country to use their electronic and electrical appliances in Somalia simply by altering the shape of the power plug to fit the power socket.

Does a power adapter change the voltage in Somalia?

Power adapters can only adapt the shape of a plug to fit into a 220 volt Somali power outlet and can't convert to a different voltage. Should you wish to safely use any 100, 110 or 120 volt device then you also need to bring a more expensive step down power converter for Somalia.

Where to buy a power adapter for Somalia in the US

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Somalia in the US

Somalia 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/Somalia - Somalia Wikipedia page.
  2. Type C plug adapter - Allows appliances to connect to Type C power outlets without converting voltage, costs between $5 to $10.
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adapter - power adaptor