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 is a compact, cheap and lightweight plastic adapter which permits an Ethiopian power outlet to accept a different shaped power plug from an appliance from another region.

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?

If the power plug that you want to use is different to the type of Ethiopian power outlet then you will need a power adapter.

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

A US plug won't physically fit in an Ethiopian power outlet therefore you will need to use a power adapter for Ethiopia, and because the voltage is much higher you will also need to bring a power converter for Ethiopia to prevent overheating or damage to your device or appliance if it isn't dual voltage.

Will a power adapter convert the voltage in Ethiopia?

A power adapter only adapts the shape of a plug to fit into a 220 volt Ethiopian power outlet and can't convert the power to a higher voltage. Should you need to safely use any 100-120 volt device you also need to bring a step down power converter along with the right type of power adapter.

What does a power adapter for Ethiopia do?

A power adapter allows visitors from a different country to use electrical appliances in Ethiopia simply by adapting the shape of the power plug from one shape to another.

Where to buy a power adapter for Ethiopia in the US

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Ethiopia in the US

Ethiopia 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. - Ethiopia country page on
  2. Type E plug adapter - Allows appliances to connect to Type E power outlets without converting voltage, costing between $5 to $10.
  3. - power adaptor