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

Power adapters for Afghanistan

Differing frequencies and standards can all be confusing when planning on visiting a new country if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of common standards being used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your device in Afghanistan. This page has links to step by step instructions demonstrating which power adapters you'll need to power your devices when going to Afghanistan using their standard Type F or C 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. Most power sockets change depending on which area you are travelling to therefore we recommend reading the power adapters page for a full list of countries.

What is the best power adapter for Afghanistan?

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

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. [3]

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 isn't the same as the type of plug outlet in Afghanistan then you will need a power adapter.

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

If you are visiting from America you will need to bring a power adapter for Afghanistan as an American plug won't physically fit into an Afghan power outlet, and because the voltage is much higher you will also need to use a power converter for Afghanistan if your charger or appliance isn't dual voltage to prevent overheating or damage.

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Where to buy a power adapter for Afghanistan in the US

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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. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org entry about Afghanistan.
  2. Type F plug adapter - Schuko Type F plug adapters are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, estimated cost between $5 to $10.
  3. Wikipedia - power adaptor