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

Power adapters for Iraq

Various voltages and sockets can all be daunting when planning to travel to a different country especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards used in the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your device in Iraq. This page contains links to useful instructions showing which power adapters you'll need to charge your devices in Iraq by using the standard Type G, C or D 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. You'll find power sockets vary regionally so please read the travel power adapters page for a complete list of countries.

What is the best power adapter for Iraq?

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

What is the best power adapter for Iraq?

What is a power adapter for an Iraqi power outlet?

Power adapters are small, cheap and lightweight plastic adapters which permit a power outlet in Iraq to accept a power plug from a foreign region. [3]

Will a power adapter convert the voltage in Iraq?

Power adapters will only adapt the shape of a plug to fit into a 230 volt Iraqi power outlet and is unable to convert to a different voltage. If you need to safely use any 100-120 volt device then you will also need to bring a step down power converter.

Do I need a plug adapter for Iraq?

If the type of electric outlet in Iraq outlet in your home country then you will need a power adapter.

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

If you are travelling from America use a plug adapter for Iraq because a US plug won't physically fit in an Iraqi power outlet, and as the voltage is 230 volts you will also need to use a power converter for Iraq if your charger or appliance isn't dual voltage to prevent overheating or damage.

What does a power adapter for Iraq do?

A power adapter allows a visitor travelling from another location to use their electrical devices in Iraq by altering the shape of the plug from one type to another.

Where to buy a power adapter for Iraq in the US

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Iraq in the US

Iraq 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 - Iraqi Wiki 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