Uganda power adapters - What adapter do I need for Uganda?

Power adapters for Uganda

Complicated combinations of frequencies and standards can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your device in Uganda. This page contains links to instructions telling you how to charge your devices when you're visiting Uganda by using their standard 240 volt 50Hz G Type Ugandan plug outlet, the Ugandans will use a 13 amp plug for wall outlets. You will discover that power adapters will vary depending on which area you're in so please read the Wikiconnections world power adapters guide where you'll find a complete list showing destinations.

What is the best power adapter for Uganda?

The best power adapter for Uganda will be a Type G power adapter [2] which allows you to use any 240 volt appliance or device.

What is the best power adapter for Uganda?

What is a power adapter?

Power adapters are small, cheap and lightweight plastic adapters that permit a different shaped power plug from a different region to correctly slot into a wall socket in Uganda.

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 Uganda?

It will depend on the shape of plug you are attempting to use in Uganda and the location you are travelling from.

Will I need a power adapter if I'm visiting Uganda from the US?

US plugs won't fit in a Ugandan power outlet so you will need to bring a power adapter for Uganda, and as the voltage is much higher you will also need to use a power converter for Uganda if your appliance or charger isn't dual voltage to prevent damage or overheating.

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

A power adapter enables visitors travelling from a different location to use their own electrical appliances and devices in Uganda by changing the shape of the plug from one shape to another.

Can a power adapter convert the voltage from a Ugandan power outlet?

Power adapters will only adapt the shape of a plug to fit into a 240 volt Ugandan power outlet and can't convert to a higher voltage. If you need to safely use any 100, 110 or 120 volt device you will also need a more expensive step down power converter for Uganda along with the right type of adapter.

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uganda - Uganda Wikipedia page.
  2. Type G plug adapter - Allows appliances to connect to Type G power outlets without converting voltage.
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adapter - power adaptor