Power adapters for Cote d Ivoire - What adapter do I need for Cote d Ivoire?

Power adapters for Cote d Ivoire

Varying different combinations of standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning to visit another country if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of common standards being used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your device in Cote d Ivoire. This page has links to step by step instructions showing you how to power your devices when you're in Cote d Ivoire using the standard E or C type 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. Power sockets are different from region to region therefore we suggest reading the power adapters page for a full list of regions and countries.

What is the best power adapter for Cote d Ivoire?

The best power adapter for Cote d Ivoire will be a Type E power adapter [2] which is suitable for powering any 230 volt device or appliance.

What is the best power adapter for Cote d Ivoire?

What is a power adapter?

A power adapter is a compact and cheap plastic adapter that permits a different type of power plug on an appliance from a foreign region to correctly fit into an Ivorian power outlet.

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

Can a power adapter change the voltage in Cote d Ivoire?

Power adapters can only adapt the shape of a plug to fit into a 230 volt Ivorian power outlet and is unable to convert the power to a higher voltage. If you wish to safely use any 100-120 volt appliance then you will also need to bring a step down power converter for Cote d Ivoire along with the correct power adapter.

Do I need a power adapter in Cote d Ivoire?

This will depend on where you are travelling from and the shape of plug you are using.

Will I need a plug adapter for Cote d Ivoire if I'm from the US?

If you are visiting from the US bring a power adapter for Cote d Ivoire as an American plug won't physically fit into an Ivorian power outlet, and because the voltage is much higher you will also need to use a power converter for Cote d Ivoire if your charger or appliance isn't dual voltage to prevent overheating or damage.

What does a power adapter do?

A power adapter enables a visitor from a different location to use their own electronic and electrical appliances in Cote d Ivoire simply by adapting the shape of the plug.

Where to buy a power adapter for Cote d Ivoire in the US

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Cote d Ivoire in the US

Cote d Ivoire 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/C%C3%B4te_d%27Ivoire - wikipedia.org entry about Cote d Ivoire.
  2. Type E plug adapter - Allows appliances to connect to Type E power outlets without converting voltage, estimated cost between $5 to $10.
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adapter - power adaptor