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?

A power adapter is a compact and cheap plastic adapter that permits a different type of power plug on an appliance from a foreign region to correctly fit into a Tunisian power outlet.

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

Can a power adapter change the voltage in Tunisia?

Power adapters can only adapt the shape of a plug to fit into a 230 volt Tunisian power outlet and is unable to convert the power to a higher voltage. If you wish to safely use any 100-120 volt appliance then you will also need to bring a step down power converter for Tunisia along with the correct power adapter.

Do I need a power adapter in Tunisia?

This will depend on where you are travelling from and the shape of plug you are using.

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

US plugs won't physically fit in a Tunisian power outlet so you will need to bring a plug adapter for Tunisia, and as the voltage is 230 volts you will also need to bring a power converter for Tunisia to prevent overheating or damage to your appliance or device if it isn't dual voltage.

What does a power adapter do?

A power adapter enables a visitor from a different location to use their own electronic and electrical appliances in Tunisia simply by adapting the shape of the plug.

Where to buy a power adapter in Tunisia

Arriving at an airport

Where to buy a power adapter in Tunisia

On arrival power adapters could 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.

Where to buy a power adapter for Tunisia in the US

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Tunisia in the US

Tunisia 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/Tunisia - wikipedia.org entry about Tunisia.
  2. Type E plug adapter - Allows appliances to connect to Type E power outlets without converting voltage, costs around $5.
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adapter - power adaptor