Nepal adapters - What plug adapter do I need for Nepal?

Power adapters for Nepal

Various voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your device in Nepal. This page has links to instructions showing how to power your devices when staying in Nepal by using the D, C or M type 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. Most power sockets differ depending on which country you are in therefore please read the power adapters for a complete list of countries.

What is the best power adapter for Nepal?

The best power adapter for Nepal is a Type D power adapter [2] which is suitable for powering any 230 volt appliance or device.

What is the best power adapter for Nepal?

What is a power adapter for a Nepali power outlet?

Power adapters are small and lightweight plastic adapters that permit a Nepali power outlet to accept a different type of power plug from a foreign region.

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 Nepal do?

A power adapter allows visitors from another location to use their electronic appliances and devices in Nepal by altering the shape of the plug from one type to another.

Do I need a plug adapter for Nepal?

If the power plug that you want to use isn't the same as the type of Nepali power outlet then you will need a power adapter.

Do I need a power adapter if I'm visiting Nepal from the US?

If you are travelling from America bring a plug adapter for Nepal because a US plug won't physically fit into a Nepali power outlet, and as the voltage is 230 volts you will also need to use a power converter for Nepal to prevent overheating or damage to your appliance or device if it isn't dual voltage.

Will a power adapter convert the voltage in Nepal?

No - a power adapter only adapts the shape of a plug to fit into a 230 volt Nepali power outlet and can't convert the power to a different voltage. If you wish to safely use a 100, 110 or 120 volt device then you will also need a step down power converter along with the right type of power adapter.

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nepal - Nepali Wiki page.
  2. Type D plug adapter - Allows appliances to connect to Type D power outlets without converting voltage, costs around $10.
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adapter - power adaptor