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

Power adapters for Mongolia

Various combinations of voltages and sockets can often be daunting when planning to stay in a new country, especially if you've never been there before. This isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power your device in Mongolia. This page contains links to simple instructions which shows exactly which power adapters you'll need to power your devices when you're visiting Mongolia by using the types E or C 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. You will discover power adapters are different from country to country therefore we suggest reading the power adapters page for a complete list of regions and countries.

What is the best power adapter for Mongolia?

The best power adapter for Mongolia is a Type E plug adapter which will allow you to use any 220 volt appliance or device. [2] [AD]

What is the best power adapter for Mongolia?

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 Mongolia.

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 Mongolian power outlet?

No, a power adapter only adapts the shape of a plug to fit into a 220 volt Mongolian 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 Mongolia.

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

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

Do I need a power adapter for Mongolia?

If the shape of the Mongolian power outlet isn't the same as the power outlet in your home country then you will need a power adapter.

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

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

Where to buy a power adapter for Mongolia in the US

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Mongolia in the US

Mongolia 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.

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  1. Wikipedia - Mongolia Wikipedia page.
  2. Type E plug adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on the Type E plug adapter which are placed 19mm apart and includes a hole in the top for an earthing pin, estimated cost under $10
  3. Wikipedia - power adaptor