Adapter for Macau - What plug adapter do I need for Macau?

Power adapters for Macau

If packing for a trip to Macau it can often be useful to know if you can use any essential gadgets when you get there. By not knowing which power supply is used in Macau you may pack the wrong power adaptor, therefore needing to buy a potentially expensive charger when you need to recharge. Various combinations of standards and plug types can often 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 shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your electronics in Macau. This page has links to step-by-step instructions showing you how to supply power to your devices when travelling to Macau using their standard G, D, F or M type Macanese 220 volt 50Hz power outlets, you'll discover a majority of Macanese typically use Type G power outlets. You'll discover that power sockets are different depending on which area you are travelling to so please read the power adapters page for a full list of regions and countries.

What is the best power adapter for Macau?

The best power adapter for Macau will be a Type G power adapter which allows you to use any 220 volt appliance or device. [2] [AD]

What is the best power adapter for Macau?

What is a power adapter?

Power adapters are compact and lightweight plastic adapters which allow a Macanese power outlet to accept a power plug from an appliance from a foreign country.

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

Do I need a power adapter for Macau?

It will depend on where you are travelling from and the shape of plug you are using.

Do I need a plug adapter for Macau if I'm from America?

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

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

A power adapter enables visitors from another country to use their electronic and electrical appliances in Macau simply by altering the shape of the power plug to fit the power socket.

Does a power adapter change the voltage in Macau?

Power adapters can only adapt the shape of a plug to fit into a 220 volt Macanese power outlet and can't convert to a different voltage. Should you wish to safely use any 100, 110 or 120 volt device then you also need to bring a more expensive step down power converter for Macau.

Where to buy a power adapter for Macau in the US

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Macau in the US

Macau 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.

Where to buy a power adapter in Macau

Arriving at an airport

Where to buy a power adapter in Macau

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.

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  1. Wikipedia - Macau 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, costing between $5 to $10
  3. Wikipedia - power adaptor