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

Power adapters for Pakistan

Varying complicated voltages and standards can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your electronics in Pakistan. This page has links to step by step instructions which shows exactly how to supply power to your devices when travelling to Pakistan using the Type G, C, D or M Pakistani 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. Most power adapters will vary depending on which country you travelling to 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 Pakistan?

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

What is the best power adapter for Pakistan?

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 Pakistan.

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 Pakistani power outlet do?

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

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

Power adapters will only adapt the shape of a plug to fit into a 230 volt Pakistani 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 Pakistan along with the right type of adapter.

Do I need a power adapter for Pakistan?

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

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

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

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