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

Power adapters for Bhutan

Complicated combinations of frequencies and standards can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to power your device in Bhutan. This page contains links to instructions demonstrating which power adapters you'll need to power your devices when you're travelling to Bhutan by using their standard Type G, C, D, F or M 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. Power sockets vary depending on which region you are travelling to so we suggest reading the travel power adapters page for a complete list of regions and countries.

What is the best power adapter for Bhutan?

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

What is the best power adapter for Bhutan?

What is a power adapter?

A power adapter is a small, cheap and lightweight plastic adapter that permits a different type of power plug from a different region to easily slot into an electrical outlet 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?

No, a power adapter only adapts the shape of a plug to fit into a 230 volt Bhutanese power outlet and is unable to convert the power to a higher voltage. If you need to safely use a 100-120 volt appliance then you will also need to bring a step down power converter for Bhutan.

Do I need a power adapter for Bhutan?

If the shape of the Bhutanese power outlet isn't the same as the power outlet in your home country then you will need a power adapter.

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

A US plug won't fit in a Bhutanese power outlet so you will need to bring a plug adapter for Bhutan, and as the voltage is different you will also need to bring a power converter for Bhutan to prevent overheating or damage to your device or appliance if it isn't dual voltage.

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

A power adapter enables visitors travelling from a different country to use their electronic and electrical appliances and devices in Bhutan by adapting the shape of the power plug from one type to another.

Where to buy a power adapter for Bhutan in the US

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Bhutan in the US

Bhutan 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.

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  1. Wikipedia - Bhutan Wikipedia page.
  2. Type G plug adapter - A Type G power adapter has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, priced between $5 to $10
  3. Wikipedia - power adaptor