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

Power adapters for Somalia

Varying different standards and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to stay in another country if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of sockets being used in the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your electronics in Somalia. This page contains links to instructions telling you how to charge your devices when you're visiting Somalia by using their standard 220 volt 50Hz C Type wall outlet, the Somalis will use Europlugs for charging. Power adapters will change regionally therefore we recommend reading our WikiConnections travel power adapters list where you'll find a full list of destinations.

What is the best power adapter for Somalia?

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

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?

American plugs won't physically fit into a Somali power outlet therefore you will need to bring a power adapter for Somalia, and as the voltage is much higher you will also need to use a power converter for Somalia if your appliance or charger isn't dual voltage to prevent damage or overheating.

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, between $5 to $10.
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adapter - power adaptor