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

Power adapters for Cote d Ivoire

Varying complicated voltages and standards can all be confusing when planning on visiting a new country if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of sockets being used in the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your electronics in Cote d Ivoire. This page contains links to step-by-step instructions showing how to charge your devices when you're travelling to Cote d Ivoire by using the E or C type Ivorian 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. You will discover that power sockets will vary depending on which area you are visiting therefore we suggest reading the World power adapters page for a full list of 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 will allow you to use 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?

US plugs won't physically fit in an Ivorian power outlet so you will need to bring a plug adapter for Cote d Ivoire, and as the voltage is 230 volts you will also need to bring a power converter for Cote d Ivoire to prevent overheating or damage to your appliance or device if it isn't dual voltage.

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, between $5 to $10.
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adapter - power adaptor