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?

A power adapter is a small, cheap and lightweight plastic adapter that permits a different type of power plug from a different region to easily slot into an electrical outlet 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 depends on the type of plug you wish 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?

A US plug won't fit in a Ugandan power outlet so you will need to bring a plug adapter for Uganda, and as the voltage is different you will also need to bring a power converter for Uganda if your charger or appliance 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 country to use their electronic and electrical appliances and devices in Uganda by adapting the shape of the power plug from one type to another.

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

No, a power adapter only adapts the shape of a plug to fit into a 240 volt Ugandan power outlet and is unable to convert the power to a higher voltage. If you need to safely use a 100-120 volt appliance then you will also need to bring a step down power converter for Uganda.

Where to buy a power adapter for Uganda in the US

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Uganda in the US

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