Adapters for Afghanistan - What power adapter do I need for Afghanistan?

Power adapters for Afghanistan

Various combinations of standards and sockets can often be daunting when planning on staying in a foreign country especially if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used in the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your electronics in Afghanistan. This page contains links to step-by-step instructions showing how to charge your devices when you're travelling to Afghanistan using the standard F or C type 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. Power adapters will vary depending on which country you visiting so we recommend that you read the Wiki Connections world power adapters page where you'll find a full list showing powering devices in different regions and countries.

What is the best power adapter for Afghanistan?

The best power adapter for Afghanistan will be a Type F plug adapter [2] which is suitable for powering any 220 volt appliance or device.

What is the best power adapter for Afghanistan?

What is a power adapter for an Afghan power outlet?

Power adapters are small and lightweight plastic adapters which permit an Afghan power outlet to accept a power plug from a different country.

Will a power adapter change the voltage from an Afghan power outlet?

A power adapter only adapts the shape of a plug to fit into a 220 volt Afghan power outlet and can't convert to a different voltage. Should you need to safely use a 100, 110 or 120 volt device then you also need a step down power converter for Afghanistan.

What does a power adapter do?

A power adapter enables a visitor from a different location to use their electrical devices in Afghanistan simply by changing the shape of the plug.

Do I need a plug adapter in Afghanistan?

If the shape of the Afghan power outlet is different to the power plug that you are using then you will need a power adapter.

Do I need a plug adapter if I'm visiting Afghanistan from America?

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

Where to buy a power adapter for Afghanistan in the US

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Afghanistan in the US

Afghanistan 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.

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afghanistan - wikipedia.org entry about Afghanistan.
  2. Type F plug adapter - Allows appliances to connect to Type F power outlets without converting voltage, priced at between $5 to $10.
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adapter - power adaptor