Adapter for Equatorial Guinea - What power adapter do I need for Equatorial Guinea?

Power adapters for Equatorial Guinea

Differing standards and sockets can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country for the first time traveller. This isn't as complicated as it 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 electronics in Equatorial Guinea. This page has links to simple instructions showing you how to charge your devices when visiting Equatorial Guinea using the types E or C 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When travelling you'll discover that power adapters will vary from country to country therefore please read our Wiki Connections world power adapters guide where you'll find a full list of charging devices in different regions and countries.

What is the best power adapter for Equatorial Guinea?

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

What is the best power adapter for Equatorial Guinea?

What is a power adapter?

Power adapters are small and cheap plastic adapters that allow an Equatorial Guinean power outlet to accept a power plug from an appliance from a foreign country. [3]

What does a power adapter for an Equatorial Guinean power outlet do?

A power adapter for an Equatorial Guinean power outlet allows a visitor from another country to use their own electrical appliances in Equatorial Guinea by adapting the shape of the power plug from one type to another.

Does a power adapter convert the voltage from an Equatorial Guinean power outlet?

No - a power adapter only adapts the shape of a plug to fit into a 220 volt Equatorial Guinean power outlet and is unable to convert the power to a different voltage. Should you wish to safely use any 100, 110 or 120 volt device you will also need to bring a step down power converter along with the correct type of adapter.

Do I need a power adapter for Equatorial Guinea?

This will depend on the shape of plug you are using in Equatorial Guinea and the location you are travelling from.

Will I need a power adapter for Equatorial Guinea if I'm visiting from America?

If you are travelling from the US you will need to use a plug adapter for Equatorial Guinea as a US plug won't fit in an Equatorial Guinean power outlet, and because the voltage is 220 volts you will also need to bring a power converter for Equatorial Guinea if your charger or appliance isn't dual voltage to prevent damage or overheating.

Where to buy a power adapter for Equatorial Guinea in the US

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Equatorial Guinea in the US

Equatorial Guinea 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.

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia entry about Equatorial Guinea.
  2. Type E plug adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on the Type E plug adapter which are placed 19mm apart and includes a hole in the top for an earthing pin, between $5 to $10
  3. Wikipedia - power adaptor