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?

A power adapter is a small and cheap plastic adapter which allows an electic outlet in Macau to accept a different shaped power plug from an appliance from a foreign country.

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?

If you are travelling from America then bring a power adapter for Macau because an American plug won't fit in a Macanese power outlet, and because the voltage is different you will also need to use a power converter for Macau if your appliance or charger isn't dual voltage which prevents overheating or damage.

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

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

Does a power adapter change the voltage in Macau?

A power adapter only adapts the shape of a plug to fit into a 220 volt Macanese power outlet and is unable to convert the power to a different voltage. Should you wish to safely use a 100-120 volt appliance then you also need to bring a step down power converter for Macau.

Where can I buy a power adapter for Macau?

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where can I buy a power adapter for Macau?

Power adapters are typically available in most major 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 but expect to pay 50% 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.

On arrival power adapters can 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.

It will more convenient and cheaper to buy the correct power adapter in advance of your trip. High street stores normally sell popular types of travel adapters to popular locations and for widest choice it is recommended to buy a power adapter online.

  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, between $5 to $10.
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adapter - power adaptor