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

Power adapters for Malaysia

When organizing a trip it's useful to know if you can power your devices when you get there. By not knowing which plug socket is being used you may pack the wrong power charger, thereby leaving you needing to buy or borrow a suitable power adaptor when you're there which might not be compatible and cause problems with your device. Varying complicated standards and voltages can all be daunting when planning on staying in another country if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of sockets being used in the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your electronics in Malaysia. This page contains links to useful instructions telling you how to supply power to your devices when you are in Malaysia by using their standard 240 volt 50Hz G Type Malaysian plug outlet, with the Malaysians using a 13 amp plug for wall outlets. You'll find power adapters will vary depending on which country you're in so we suggest reading the Wikiconnections world power adapters guide where you'll find a full list of destinations.

What is the best power adapter for Malaysia?

The best power adapter for Malaysia will be a Type G plug adapter [2] which is suitable for powering any 240 volt device or appliance.

What is the best power adapter for Malaysia?

What is a power adapter?

Power adapters are small, cheap and lightweight plastic adapters that permit a different shaped power plug from a different region to correctly slot into a wall socket in Malaysia.

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 Malaysian power outlet do?

A power adapter enables visitors travelling from a different location to use their own electrical appliances and devices in Malaysia by changing the shape of the plug from one shape to another.

Do I need a power adapter for Malaysia?

It will depend on the shape of plug you are attempting to use in Malaysia and the location you are travelling from.

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

Power adapters will only adapt the shape of a plug to fit into a 240 volt Malaysian power outlet and can't convert to a higher voltage. If you need to safely use any 100, 110 or 120 volt device you will also need a more expensive step down power converter for Malaysia along with the right type of adapter.

Will I need a power adapter if I'm visiting Malaysia from the US?

US plugs won't fit in a Malaysian power outlet so you will need to bring a power adapter for Malaysia, and as the voltage is much higher you will also need to use a power converter for Malaysia if your appliance or charger isn't dual voltage to prevent damage or overheating.

Where can I buy a power adapter for Malaysia?

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where can I buy a power adapter for Malaysia?

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/Malaysia - Malaysia 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