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

Power adapters for Oman

If you are packing for a vacation to Oman it's helpful to know if you'll be able to power any electronics when you're there. Without knowing which power supply is being used you are likely to bring the wrong power charger, leaving you needing to borrow a suitable charger when you're there which could be incompatible. Different combinations of standards and plugs can often be confusing when planning to stay in another country, especially if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of sockets being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power your electronics in Oman. This page has links to useful instructions showing you exactly how to power your devices when visiting Oman by using their G or C type 240 volt 50Hz plug outlets, please note that Type G wall outlets will be normally used by most Omanis. You will find power sockets will vary regionally so we recommend reading the power adapters list for a complete list of countries.

What is the best power adapter for Oman?

The best power adapter for Oman is a Type G power adapter [2] which will allow you to use any 240 volt device or appliance.

What is the best power adapter for Oman?

What is a power adapter for an Omani power outlet?

Power adapters are small and lightweight plastic adapters that permit an Omani power outlet to accept a different type of power plug from a foreign region.

Also known as: an electrical adapter, plug adapter, travel adapter, electrical adaptor, mains travel adapter or power adaptor [3].

Will a power adapter convert the voltage in Oman?

No - a power adapter only adapts the shape of a plug to fit into a 240 volt Omani power outlet and can't convert the power to a different voltage. If you wish to safely use a 100, 110 or 120 volt device then you will also need a step down power converter along with the right type of power adapter.

Do I need a plug adapter for Oman?

If the power plug that you want to use isn't the same as the type of Omani power outlet then you will need a power adapter.

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

If you are travelling from America bring a plug adapter for Oman because a US plug won't physically fit into an Omani power outlet, and as the voltage is 240 volts you will also need to use a power converter for Oman to prevent overheating or damage to your appliance or device if it isn't dual voltage.

What does a power adapter for Oman do?

A power adapter allows visitors from another location to use their electronic appliances and devices in Oman by altering the shape of the plug from one type to another.

Where can I buy a power adapter for Oman?

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where can I buy a power adapter for Oman?

Power adapters are typically available in most major 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 but expect to pay 50% 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.

On arrival power adapters can be found in local electrical high street shops and drug stores, but always check the build quality first as safety standards might be different in a foreign country as this is important when dealing with electrical goods. Keep in mind that a shopping trip searching for power adapters in an unknown location might be impractical, especially as this needs to happen quickly before batteries run out.

Hotel receptions could have a power adapter for sale, hire or as a complimentary extra for guests; however, availability is normally limited and a hotel might not have the exact type required for your country. If in doubt, call ahead to the hotel first and request a reservation as it is unlikely that an adapter will be found in your room on arrival.

It will more convenient and cheaper to buy the correct power adapter in advance of your trip. High street stores normally sell popular types of travel adapters to popular locations and for widest choice it is recommended to buy a power adapter online.

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oman - Omani Wiki page.
  2. Type G plug adapter - Allows appliances to connect to Type G power outlets without converting voltage, priced at between $5 to $10.
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adapter - power adaptor