Power adapter for Colombia - What plug adapter do I need for Colombia?

Power adapters for Colombia

Complicated frequencies and standards can often be daunting when planning to stay in a foreign country especially if you've never visited before. This isn't as complex as it appears, 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 charge your device in Colombia. This page contains links to step-by-step instructions demonstrating exactly how to charge your devices when visiting Colombia by using the standard types B or A Colombian 110 volt 60Hz wall outlets. When travelling anywhere you'll find that most power adapters will vary regionally so please read the WikiConnections world power adapters page for a full list showing regions and countries.

What is the best power adapter for Colombia?

The best power adapter for Colombia is a Type B power adapter which is suitable for powering any 110 volt appliance or device. [2]

What is the best power adapter for Colombia?

What is a power adapter for a Colombian power outlet?

Power adapters are small and lightweight plastic adapters that allow a different type of power plug on an appliance from a different country to correctly fit into a Colombian power outlet. [3]

What does a power adapter for Colombia do?

A power adapter for Colombia enables a visitor travelling from another location to use their electronic appliances and devices in Colombia simply by changing the shape of the power plug from one shape to another.

Do I need a plug adapter for Colombia?

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

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Do I need a power adapter if I'm visiting Colombia from America?

A US plug does not require a plug adapter because it can already fit into a Colombian power outlet.

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Does a power adapter change the voltage from a Colombian power outlet?

Power adapters will only adapt the shape of a plug to fit into a 110 volt Colombian power outlet and doesn't convert to a different voltage. If you wish to safely use a 220, 230 or 240 volt appliance you also need a step up power converter.

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Where to buy a power adapter for Colombia in the US

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Where to buy a power adapter for Colombia in the US

Colombia 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 entry about Colombia.
  2. Type B plug adapter - US and Japanese 3 pinned Type B plug adapters have a single unearthed round pin along with 2 shorter parallel rectangular flat blades containing holes in each blade, between $5 to $10.
  3. Wikipedia - power adaptor