Power adapter for Burkina Faso - What plug adapter do I need for Burkina Faso?

Power adapters for Burkina Faso

Different voltages and plug types can all be daunting when planning to visit a different country for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards used in the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your device in Burkina Faso. This page has links to instructions showing how to power your devices when staying in Burkina Faso by using their E or C type 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. Power adapters change depending on which region you are in so please read the power adapters page for a full list of regions and countries.

What is the best power adapter for Burkina Faso?

The best power adapter for Burkina Faso is a Type E power adapter which will allow you to use any 220 volt device or appliance. [2] [AD]

What is the best power adapter for Burkina Faso?

What is a power adapter?

A power adapter for Burkina Faso is a small and cheap plastic adapter which permits a Burkinabe power outlet to accept a different type of power plug from an appliance from another region.

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

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

A power adapter only adapts the shape of a plug to fit into a 220 volt Burkinabe power outlet and can't convert the power to a higher voltage. Should you wish to safely use a 100, 110 or 120 volt appliance you will also need a step down power converter along with the right type of power adapter.

Do I need a plug adapter for Burkina Faso?

This depends on the location you are travelling from and the shape of plug you want to use in Burkina Faso.

What does a power adapter for Burkina Faso do?

A power adapter allows a visitor travelling from another location to use their own electronic and electrical devices in Burkina Faso by adapting the shape of the power plug to fit the power outlet.

Where to buy a power adapter for Burkina Faso in the UK

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Burkina Faso in the UK

Burkina Faso to UK power adapters will most likely be available to buy in the UK from airports such as Heathrow, Gatwick, Manchester, Stansted, Luton, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Birmingham 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 WH Smith, Dixons or Boots but expect to pay 50% more than regular prices.

It will be more convenient and cheaper to buy the correct power adapter in advance of your trip. UK high street electrical shops, newsagents and chemists such as Currys PC World, WH Smith or Boots normally typically only sell popular types of travel adapters covering a limited number of countries however for widest choice it is recommended to buy a power adapter online. In January 2019 we checked 2 high street branches of WH Smiths without seeing any power adapters available to purchase and 1 branch of Boots only had a pack of European adapters available.

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  1. Wikipedia - Burkina Faso country Wiki page.
  2. Type E plug adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on the Type E plug adapter which are placed 19mm apart and includes a hole in the top for an earthing pin, priced £5-£10
  3. Wikipedia - power adaptor