Power adapters for Tunisia - What adapter do I need for Tunisia?

Power adapters for Tunisia

When packing for a holiday to Tunisia it's useful to know in advance if you'll be able to use any vital devices when you're there. By not knowing which power socket is being used you are more likely to bring the wrong charger, therefore leaving you needing to borrow a potentially expensive power adaptor when you get there which could be incompatible and damage your device. Complicated combinations of voltages and standards can often cause confusion when planning to visit another country, especially to the first time traveller. However this isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of standards used throughout the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to power your device in Tunisia. This page has links to useful instructions telling you exactly which power adapters you'll need to charge your devices when staying in Tunisia using their standard types E or C 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, please be aware that Type E power outlets are typically used by a majority of Tunisians. When travelling you'll discover most power adapters will change from region to region therefore we recommend reading the WikiConnections global power adapters page where you'll find a full list showing powering devices in different regions and countries.

What is the best power adapter for Tunisia?

The best power adapter for Tunisia is a Type E power adapter [2] which allows you to use any 230 volt appliance or device.

What is the best power adapter for Tunisia?

What is a power adapter?

Power adapters are compact and lightweight plastic adapters that permit a wall outlet in Tunisia to accept a power plug from an appliance from a different region.

Can a power adapter change the voltage in Tunisia?

Power adapters will only adapt the shape of a plug to fit into a 230 volt Tunisian power outlet and doesn't convert the power to a different voltage. If you need to safely use any 100, 110 or 120 volt appliance then you will also need a step down power converter for Tunisia.

Do I need a power adapter in Tunisia?

If the power plug that you are using isn't the same as the type of plug outlet in Tunisia then you will need a power adapter.

Will I need a plug adapter for Tunisia if I'm from the US?

If you are visiting from the US bring a plug adapter for Tunisia as an American plug won't physically fit into a Tunisian power outlet, and because the voltage is much higher you will also need to use a power converter for Tunisia if your charger or appliance isn't dual voltage to prevent overheating or damage.

What does a power adapter do?

A power adapter for Tunisia allows visitors travelling from another country to use electronic appliances in Tunisia by adapting the shape of the power plug from one type to another.

Where can I buy a power adapter for Tunisia?

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where can I buy a power adapter for Tunisia?

Power adapters are typically available in most major 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 but expect to pay 50% 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.

On arrival power adapters can be found in local electrical high street shops and drug stores, but always check the build quality first as safety standards might be different in a foreign country as this is important when dealing with electrical goods. Keep in mind that a shopping trip searching for power adapters in an unknown location might be impractical, especially as this needs to happen quickly before batteries run out.

Hotel receptions could have a power adapter for sale, hire or as a complimentary extra for guests; however, availability is normally limited and a hotel might not have the exact type required for your country. If in doubt, call ahead to the hotel first and request a reservation as it is unlikely that an adapter will be found in your room on arrival.

It will more convenient and cheaper to buy the correct power adapter in advance of your trip. High street stores normally sell popular types of travel adapters to popular locations and for widest choice it is recommended to buy a power adapter online.

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tunisia - wikipedia.org entry about Tunisia.
  2. Type E plug adapter - Allows appliances to connect to Type E power outlets without converting voltage.
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adapter - power adaptor