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

Power adapters for Cambodia

Different voltages and standards can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power your electronics in Cambodia. This page has links to step by step instructions showing exactly which power adapters you'll need to charge your devices when visiting Cambodia using the types G, A or C 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. Most power adapters will vary from country to country so we suggest reading the Wikiconnections global power adapters guide where you'll find a full list of destinations.

What is the best power adapter for Cambodia?

The best power adapter for Cambodia 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 Cambodia?

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 Cambodia.

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

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

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

Do I need a power adapter for Cambodia?

It depends on the type of plug you wish to use in Cambodia and the location you are travelling from.

Will I need a plug adapter for Cambodia if I'm from America?

A US Type A or B power outlet might not typically be found in Cambodia so it is recommended to use a suitable power adapter for Cambodia, however because the voltage is different you will definitely need to use a power converter for Cambodia if your appliance or charger isn't dual voltage to prevent damage or overheating.

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

No, a power adapter only adapts the shape of a plug to fit into a 230 volt Cambodian 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 Cambodia.

Where to buy a power adapter for Cambodia in the US

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Cambodia in the US

Cambodia 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/Cambodia - Cambodia Wikipedia page.
  2. Type G plug adapter - Allows appliances to connect to Type G power outlets without converting voltage, costs between $5 to $10.
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adapter - power adaptor