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

Power adapters for Pakistan

Various combinations of voltages and sockets can often be daunting when planning to visit a new country, especially to the first time traveller. This isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power your device in Pakistan. This page contains links to simple instructions which shows exactly which power adapters you'll need to power your devices when you're in Pakistan by using the types G, C, D or M 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. You'll discover that power adapters change 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 Pakistan?

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

What is the best power adapter for Pakistan?

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 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 country to use their electronic and electrical appliances and devices in Pakistan by adapting the shape of the power plug from one type to another.

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

No, a power adapter only adapts the shape of a plug to fit into a 230 volt Pakistani 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 Pakistan.

Do I need a power adapter for Pakistan?

If the shape of the Pakistani 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 Pakistan from the US?

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

Where to buy a power adapter for Pakistan in the US

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Where to buy a power adapter for Pakistan in the US

Pakistan 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 - Pakistan Wikipedia page.
  2. Type G plug adapter - A Type G power adapter has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, between $5 to $10
  3. Wikipedia - power adaptor