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

Power adapters for Jordan

If packing for a holiday to Jordan it can be helpful to know in advance if you'll be able to power any common electronics such as mobiles and cameras when you arrive. But by not knowing which power supply is used you are likely to bring the wrong adaptor, thereby leaving you having to purchase a potentially expensive charger when you're there. Differing standards and plug types can often lead to confusion 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 Jordan. This page has links to step by step instructions showing exactly which power adapters you'll need to charge your devices in Jordan using the types G, B, C, D, F or J 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, Type G plug outlets will be used by a majority of Jordanians. You will discover that power adapters will vary depending on which area you're in so please read the Wikiconnections world power adapters guide where you'll find a complete list showing destinations.

What is the best power adapter for Jordan?

The best power adapter for Jordan is a Type G power adapter [2] which allows you to use any 230 volt appliance or device.

What is the best power adapter for Jordan?

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 Jordan.

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 Jordanian power outlet?

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

Do I need a power adapter for Jordan?

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

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

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

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

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

Where to buy a power adapter in Jordan

Arriving at an airport

Where to buy a power adapter in Jordan

On arrival power adapters could be found in local electrical high street shops and drug stores, but always check the build quality first as safety standards might be different in a foreign country as this is important when dealing with electrical goods. Keep in mind that a shopping trip searching for power adapters in an unknown location might be impractical, especially as this needs to happen quickly before batteries run out.

Hotel receptions could have a power adapter for sale, hire or as a complimentary extra for guests; however, availability is normally limited and a hotel might not have the exact type required for your country. If in doubt, call ahead to the hotel first and request a reservation as it is unlikely that an adapter will be found in your room on arrival.

Where to buy a power adapter for Jordan in the US

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Jordan in the US

Jordan 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/Jordan - Jordan 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