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

Power adapters for Bhutan

Complicated combinations of standards and plug types can often be daunting when planning to travel to a new country, especially to the first time traveller. This isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of standards used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power your device in Bhutan. This page has links to step-by-step instructions showing exactly which power adapters you'll need to power your devices when you are visiting Bhutan using the types G, C, D, F or M 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. Power adapters are different from country to country therefore we suggest reading our Wiki Connections travel power adapters list where you'll find a full list of charging devices in different countries.

What is the best power adapter for Bhutan?

The best power adapter for Bhutan will be a Type G power adapter [2] which will allow you to use any 230 volt device or appliance.

What is the best power adapter for Bhutan?

What is a power adapter?

Power adapters are small, cheap and lightweight plastic adapters that permit a different shaped power plug from a different region to correctly slot into a wall socket in Bhutan.

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

Can a power adapter convert the voltage from a Bhutanese power outlet?

Power adapters will only adapt the shape of a plug to fit into a 230 volt Bhutanese power outlet and can't convert to a higher voltage. If you need to safely use any 100, 110 or 120 volt device you will also need a more expensive step down power converter for Bhutan along with the right type of adapter.

Do I need a power adapter for Bhutan?

It will depend on the shape of plug you are attempting to use in Bhutan and the location you are travelling from.

Will I need a power adapter if I'm visiting Bhutan from the US?

US plugs won't fit in a Bhutanese power outlet so you will need to bring a power adapter for Bhutan, and as the voltage is much higher you will also need to use a power converter for Bhutan if your appliance or charger isn't dual voltage to prevent damage or overheating.

What does a power adapter for a Bhutanese power outlet do?

A power adapter enables visitors travelling from a different location to use their own electrical appliances and devices in Bhutan by changing the shape of the plug from one shape to another.

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bhutan - Bhutan Wikipedia page.
  2. Type G plug adapter - Allows appliances to connect to Type G power outlets without converting voltage.
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adapter - power adaptor