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

Power adapters for Ethiopia

Varying complicated combinations of standards and plugs can all be daunting when planning to visit a different country if you've never visited before. This isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your device in Ethiopia. This page has links to useful instructions showing which power adapters you'll need to supply power to your devices when you're in Ethiopia using their standard Type E, C, F or L Ethiopian 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. Most power adapters change depending on which region you're taking a trip to therefore please read the WikiConnections global power adapters guide where you'll find a complete list of powering devices in different regions.

What is the best power adapter for Ethiopia?

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

What is the best power adapter for Ethiopia?

What is a power adapter for an Ethiopian power outlet?

A power adapter for Ethiopia is a small and cheap plastic adapter which permits an Ethiopian power outlet to accept a different type of power plug from an appliance from another country.

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

Do I need a plug adapter for Ethiopia?

This depends on the shape of plug you want to use in Ethiopia.

Do I need a power adapter if I'm visiting Ethiopia from America?

If you are visiting from the US then you will need to bring a plug adapter for Ethiopia because US plugs won't fit into an Ethiopian power outlet, and as the voltage is 220 volts you will also need to use a power converter for Ethiopia if your charger or appliance isn't dual voltage which prevents damage or overheating.

Will a power adapter convert the voltage in Ethiopia?

Power adapters only adapt the shape of a plug to fit into a 220 volt Ethiopian power outlet and doesn't convert the power to a higher voltage. Should you need to safely use any 100-120 volt device then you will also need a step down power converter along with the correct power adapter.

What does a power adapter for Ethiopia do?

A power adapter for Ethiopia allows visitors from a different country to use electronic and electrical devices in Ethiopia by adapting the shape of the power plug from one shape to another.

  1. - Ethiopia country page on
  2. Type E plug adapter - Allows appliances to connect to Type E power outlets without converting voltage.
  3. - power adaptor