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

Power adapters for Macau

When organizing a trip it's useful to know if you can power all your devices that you are bringing along. However by not knowing which wall socket is used in Macau you are more likely to bring the wrong adaptor, thereby leaving you having to purchase a potentially expensive adaptor on arrival that could be incompatible. Varying complicated standards and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to stay in another country for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used in the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your electronics in Macau. This page contains links to instructions telling you how to charge your devices when you're in Macau by using their standard Type G, D, F or M 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets, Type G wall outlets are normally used by a majority of Macanese. Power sockets differ depending on which area you are visiting therefore please read the World power adapters page for a complete 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 [2] which allows you to use any 220 volt appliance or device.

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?

If the type of Macanese power outlet is different to the power outlet in your home country then you will need a power adapter.

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

American plugs won't physically fit into a Macanese power outlet therefore you will need to bring a power adapter for Macau, and as the voltage is much higher you will also need to use a power converter for Macau if your appliance or charger isn't dual voltage to prevent damage or overheating.

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.

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macau - Macau Wikipedia page.
  2. Type G plug adapter - Allows appliances to connect to Type G power outlets without converting voltage, estimated cost under $10.
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adapter - power adaptor