UK to Cameroon power adapters - what power adapter do I need for a Cameroonian power outlet?

Cameroonian power outlet

What adapter do I need for Cameroon?

You will need to pack a Type E plug adapter for Cameroon if the plug you intend on using doesn't fit in a Cameroonian power outlet.

The type of power adapter, power converter or charger that you'll need when visiting Cameroon all depends on the voltage and type of device that you're attempting to use in a Cameroonian power outlet. If you're not sure which voltage your device uses then please read the section below on how can you tell if you have a single voltage or dual voltage device before going any further.

  • Some areas of Cameroon do not have access to power and suffer from power blackouts, it is advised to pack a portable charger if you need to keep your cellphone charged whilst in a region without access to electricity or during a blackout.
  • If you're from America and visiting Cameroon then you will need to use a power adapter to fit a US plug in a Cameroonian power outlet. As the voltage is different in Cameroon you also need to pack a power converter if your device isn't dual voltage and ensure that it is compatible with a 50hz power outlet.
  • If your device can run on 220 volts or is dual voltage and the plug will fit in a Cameroonian power outlet then you can use it in Cameroon without needing a plug adapter.
  • If your device is 220 volts or is dual voltage but your plug doesn't fit in a Cameroonian power outlet you will need to bring a suitable plug adapter for Cameroon such a Type E plug adapter. A plug adapter for Cameroon (or power adapter) is designed to change the shape of the plug on your device to fit into a plug outlet found in Cameroon, but won't convert the voltage from 220 volts to use with another voltage.
  • If your device can't use 220 volts and isn't dual voltage you will also need a power converter for Cameroon to convert the voltage from 220 volts to the correct voltage for your device. You will still need to use a suitable plug adapter for Cameroon if the power converter doesn't include the correct Type E plug adapter.
  • If you only want to power one or more USB devices such as cell phones or tablets then a USB travel power adapter is recommended and it should work with any voltage, however make sure that you choose one which includes a Type E plug adapter otherwise you'll still need to bring along a suitable plug adapter for Cameroon[3] [AD]

Warning: If your device won't handle 220 volts you run a risk of damage to your device, an electrical fire hazard or a blown fuse. Before using your device in Cameroon please check the instruction manual to ensure safe operation.

Cameroon power adapters

Power adapters for Cameroon

Various frequencies and standards can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country especially to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used in the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your device in Cameroon. This page has links to step-by-step instructions telling you exactly which power adapters you'll need to supply power to your devices when visiting Cameroon by using their Type E or C Cameroonian 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. Power adapters differ regionally therefore please read our Wikiconnections global power adapters page where you'll find a complete list showing destinations.

What is the best power adapter for Cameroon?

The best power adapter for Cameroon is a Type E power adapter which will allow you to use any 220 volt device or appliance. [3] [AD]

What is the best power adapter for Cameroon?

What is a power adapter for a Cameroonian power outlet?

A power adapter is a compact and lightweight plastic adapter that permits a different shaped power plug on an appliance from another region to fit into a power socket in Cameroon.

Also known as: an electrical adapter, plug adapter, travel adapter, electrical adaptor, mains travel adapter or power adaptor[5]

Do I need a plug adapter in Cameroon?

It depends on the country you are travelling from and the shape of plug you are attempting to use.

What does a power adapter do?

A power adapter allows visitors travelling from another country to use electrical appliances and devices in Cameroon simply by altering the shape of the plug.

Will a power adapter change the voltage from a Cameroonian power outlet?

Power adapters will only adapt the shape of a plug to fit into a 220 volt Cameroonian power outlet and is unable to convert the power to a higher voltage. If you wish to safely use a 100-120 volt device you also need to bring a step down power converter for Cameroon along with the correct power adapter.

Where to buy a power adapter for Cameroon in the UK

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Cameroon in the UK

Cameroon 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.

Electrical adapters for Cameroon

Power Plug Adapters

An easy to use Type E plug adapter

Power Plug Adapters

Benefits of a power plug adapter

  • Easy to use.
  • Cheapest option.
  • Light and compact.
  • Bringing a Type E plug adapter will be ideal for Cameroon.

Disadvantages of a power plug adapter

  • Some hotel rooms in Cameroon might only have one power outlet available, therefore you'll only be capable of powering one device at a time.
  • Should you intend on visiting more than just Cameroon then you might need to bring more than one type of power adapter.
  • Only one power adapter for each plug - for each individual device or appliance you will also need to bring a separate power plug adapter.
  • Only alters the actual shape of the plug to fit in a Type E Cameroonian power outlet but not the actual voltage used in Cameroon; if your device doesn't support 220 volts and isn't dual voltage you'll still need to pack a separate voltage converter.
  • If you need to charge any USB device then you also still need to pack your USB charger as well. [3] [AD]
Travel Power Strips

A travel power strip

Travel Power Strips

Benefits of a travel power strip

  • A travel power strip is able to charge more than one electronic appliance at the same time via one Cameroonian power outlet.
  • You will find certain models of power strips offer voltage conversation for lower wattage devices such as laptops or cameras. So therefore if your electronic device isn't dual voltage it can still be used with a Cameroonian power outlet when using only a travel power strip, making them a cheap lightweight substitute for a power converter.
  • Most power strips should also include multiple USB charge ports.
  • Offers surge protection. Voltage from power grids in some areas might be tempremental, a surge in power might damage your devices. Some power strips will have a surge protector built in to protect any device from being overloaded.
  • It can potentially be functional in your home country.

Disadvantages of a travel power strip

  • Unlike dedicated voltage converters, the power converter on a travel power strip won't work with high wattage appliances such as curling irons or hair straighteners.
  • Because of the size of a power strip it might be unsuitable for carrying in hand luggage.
  • Travel power strips might be considered excessive if you only have a small number of appliances and devices that need powering. [6] [AD]
  • Power strip models for sale in the UK only include type B, F, G and I plug adapters so you may need to use it along with an additional plug adapter to work in some countries.
Travel USB Wall Chargers

A USB charger with swappable heads

Travel USB Wall Chargers

Benefits of a travel USB wall charger

  • Ideal for situations when you only need to power USB devices such as tablets, iPhones and MP3 players.
  • Rather than carry lots of domestic power chargers you only have to bring one unit.
  • Supplied with swappable adapter heads making them versatile in a large number of different locations. Interchangeable adapter heads which are supplied with travel USB wall chargers are typically small and lightweight which makes them easy to fit into hand luggage.
  • Offers a surge protector.
  • When you return to your home country it should still be of use.
  • The swappable heads will fit into Types A/B, E/F, G and I outlets so will work with a Cameroonian power outlet.

Disadvantages of a travel USB wall charger

  • Restricted to USB outputs so you will be unable to charge electrical appliances, just USB ones. [7] [AD]
Universal Travel Power Adapters

A universal travel adapter

Universal Travel Power Adapters

Benefits of a universal travel power adapter

  • Useful when visiting to multiple countries. Typical models are designed to function in around 150 countries.
  • All in one compact design, small and lightweight.
  • There are some universal travel adapters that include USB charging ports.
  • Straightforward operation.
  • There are some universal travel power adapters which have a surge protector built in, this will prevent your device from being overpowered by an unstable power grid in some countries.
  • The retracting pins don't catch against other items when packed in your luggage.
  • A universal travel power adapter can be useful back at home as a USB charger.
  • Changes shape to Types A/B, E/F, G and I plugs so will fit in a Cameroonian power outlet.

Disadvantages of a universal travel power adapter

  • Must not be used with any high powered appliances; for example clothes irons, hair straighteners, kettles or curling irons.
  • The shutters and internal moving parts might be fragile on some models which could make them likely to possibily jam when travelling.
  • Only provide power to a single plug.
  • A universal travel power adapter might not be completely universal; some models might not cover certain countries with less popular power outlet types.
  • Universal travel power adapters lack an in-built power converter meaning they aren't suitable for non-220 volt electrical appliances. [8] [AD]
Plug Adapter Sets

A comprehensive plug adapter set

Plug Adapter Sets

Benefits of a plug adapter set

  • An adapter set will typically work out more cost-effective than buying multiple individual plug adapters for multiple locations.
  • Covers every eventuality and not just a Cameroonian power outlet.
  • For anyone travelling to multiple locations a power plug adapter set is the most flexible option.
  • Set includes Type A, B, C, D, E/F, G, H, I, J, L, M and N adapters so should be compatible with a Cameroonian power outlet.

Disadvantages of a plug adapter set

  • Involves planning - you'll have to choose which plug adapters to pack, or alternatively bring each adapter type along.
  • Lots individual items to bring along.
  • Having only one working power adapter the remaining power adapters will be useless using up space.
  • Not every plug adapter types are typically included in the set (and especially less common adapters) - so check that your set has an adapter which works in Cameroon.
  • Each plug adapter only alters the shape of the plug to fit in a Cameroonian power outlet but not the voltage. [9] [AD]
Voltage Converters

Voltage converters offer surge protection

Voltage Converters

Those travelling from the UK will not need to use a converter as the voltage in Cameroon is 220 volts.

Benefits of a voltage converter

Disadvantages of a voltage converter

  • A voltage converter only changes the 220 volts from a Cameroonian power outlet and won't change the shape of the plug to fit into a Cameroonian power outlet, therefore you will still need to pack the correct type of plug adapter.
  • The size and weight of most models makes them unsuitable for carrying in carry-on luggage.
  • An expensive power converter won't be useful after your trip to Cameroon.
  • Often much cheaper to bring a dual voltage travel appliance than to purchase an expensive voltage converter just in order to power your existing single voltage appliance in Cameroon.

Comparison of electrical adapters for Cameroon

Type E Power Plug Adapter
Power Plug Adapter
Universal Travel Power Adapter
Universal Travel Power Adapter
Travel USB Wall Charger
Travel USB Wall Charger
Travel Power Strip
Travel Power Strip
Plug Adapter Set
Plug Adapter Set
Voltage Converter
Voltage Converter
Can be used in Cameroon Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Types of plug included E A/B, E/F, G and I A/B, E/F, G and I A, B, D, E/F, G, H, I, L and N A, B, C, D, E/F, G, H, I, J, L, M and N B
Compatible number of countries (A) 35+ 150+ 150+ 200+ 230+ 230+
Fits in a Type E Cameroonian power outlet Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Additional Type E plug adapter required to fit in a Cameroonian power outlet Yes
Useful when you return to the UK Yes Yes Yes
Typical combined number of USB ports and AC outlets 1 3 4 7 1 2
Powers USB devices Yes Yes Yes
Typical number of USB ports 0 2 4 4 0 0
Powers a 220 volt AC appliance in Cameroon Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Typical number of AC outlets 1 1 0 3 (B) 2
Converts voltage (?) Yes (C) Yes
Surge protection Yes Yes Yes Yes
Typical dimensions 2.6 x 1.9 x 1.4 inches 3 x 2.1 x 2.1 inches 4.3 x 3.4 x 1.3 inches 6.6 x 3.6 x 1.5 inches 7.1 x 3.9 x 2.8 inches 11.7 x 8.1 x 6.7 inches
Typical weight 4.5 ounces 4 ounces 4.5 ounces 1.6 pounds 13 ounces 20 pounds
Typical number of items to carry (D) 1 1 5 8 12 2
Suitable for hand luggage Yes Yes Yes • (E) • (F)
Buy Buy Buy Buy Buy Buy

Cameroon power outlets and plug sockets

What plug sockets are used in Cameroon?

Type C and E power outlets

What plug sockets are used in Cameroon?

There are two types of power outlets used in Cameroon, these are type E and C with the primary power supply being type E:

  • Plug Type C - You can identify the plug socket by two circular holes adjacent to each other where the two plug socket pins go.
  • Plug Type E - You can identify the plug socket by two large circular holes 19mm apart from each other where the twin plug socket pins go along with one metal grounding pin protruding in the top to form a triangular shape. [3] [AD]

What is the electrical frequency used in a Cameroonian power outlet?

The frequency of the alternating current from a Cameroonian power outlet is 50 Hz. [11]

How do I use a 110 volt appliance in Cameroon?

Use a step down power converter should you need to use a 110V or 120V appliance in a Cameroonian power outlet.

What is access to electrical power like in Cameroon?

More than 25% of the population of Cameroon doesn't have access to electrical power.

Are there power outages in Cameroon?

Several times every month in parts of Cameroon power blackouts are reported so with this high level of unreliability you should prepare accordingly.

Should I use a portable charger in Cameroon?

As electricity isn't available to 100% of the population of Cameroon combined with the lack of a stable power grid, visitors are advised to pack alternative charging solutions if they want to continue using devices such as cellphones or cameras.

  • Whilst travelling to Cameroon increased reliance on smart phones for storing calendars, taking pictures, social networks, sat nav and streaming videos can syphon off power excessively. A flat mobile phone battery can possibly leave you in an unknown location without enough power to make emergency calls or being able to use GPS to find your way back to hotel. Packing a 10,000mAh portable charger for Cameroon alleviates those concerns as it means you can recharge your mobile phone without needing a wall charger, especially when visiting a country with a lack of access to power and power cuts in some areas.
  • A typical 10,000mAh power bank will supply enough electricity to cover around three full charges and a 20,000mAh power bank should keep an average cell phone powered for almost a week depending on the model of phone and usage.
  • Providing that your laptop supports USB-C charging then bringing a portable charger for a laptop marked with PD (power delivery) which supplies 20Wh or more can be used to recharge the laptop.
  • Please note that some airlines won't let you bring power banks on an aircraft that supply 100 Wh of power or more and must not be kept in the hold so please check ahead with the carrier first.
  • Consumer power banks aren't designed for use with high wattage items that generate heat, but a rechargeable hair dryer or rechargeable cordless flat iron are available for travelling to areas with power cuts and a lack of access to electricity like Cameroon.    [4] [4] [12] [13] [14] [15] [AD]
Should I use a portable charger in Cameroon?
Does a solar battery charger work in Cameroon?

Solar backpacks are ideal in hot countries

Does a solar battery charger work in Cameroon?

The climate in Cameroon will be suitable enough to recharge solar power bank reliability, but will need to be exposed to strong daylight to produce suitable energy for a single charge. This could prove inconvenient to constantly unpack a solar power bank then wait for it to recharge in sunny spells.

  • Instead, the bigger durable panels used on a solar backpack will give the backpack the ability to generate more power within a shorter period of time, meaning they should perform well in Cameroon.
  • Phones which are directly plugged into the USB charging port of a backpack should gradually recharge the battery during sunny periods in Cameroon, however this might be inconvenient to have the phone constantly connected to the bag during the day should it be needed frequently. A solar powered bag is more often exposed to light therefore will be powering up a regular power bank throughout the day, unlike a handheld solar power bank which needs unpacking and facing the sunlight.
  • Although the climate in Cameroon is suitable, a bag should ideally have a solar cell efficiency of 22% or greater, can generate a minimum of 6 watts of energy and includes a power bank of 10,000mAH or greater.
  • The flexible and durable solar panels used in solar powered bags are built to endure bending and scratches, unlike normal solid solar panels. They come in messenger, rucksack and backpack styles which makes them perfect for domestic, work and travel use.  [16] [17] [AD]


  • International Electrotechnical Commission - World plugs by location (cited August 2014)
  • Wikipedia - Mains electricity by country (cited July 2014)
  • Index Mundi - Power outages in a typical month (cited May 2018, data collected between 2006 to 2017)
  • Index Mundi - Access to electricity (cited May 2018, latest data collected 2010)
  • WikiPedia - List of countries by average yearly temperature (cited May 2018, data averaged between 1961 to 1990)

Cameroon chargers

What is a USB travel power charger?

A USB travel charger is a dual voltage charger with interchangeable plugs and multiple USB ports, suitable for charging multiple USB powered devices when travelling abroad.

What USB charger do I need for Cameroon?

When travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Cameroon is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two standards of power outlets that Cameroonians use (types E and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by switching the plugs over. If your device is compatible with Fast Charge then you will benefit from much faster charging times with one of these USB travel chargers and additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel chargers this means you can power multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring seperate power adapters. Because you are only packing a single travel charger will also keep the overall size down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage. Due to their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you’re not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers using just a single plug socket.

We suggest searching for an adaptable travel adapter like this online. The power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with perfect reliably. [7] [AD]

What USB charger do I need for Cameroon?

Why use a travel USB charger for Cameroon?

  • Normal travel USB chargers include 4 or more USB charger ports, meaning you only need to bring a single charger to charge all your devices. Instead of bringing 4 individual power chargers it's now only necessary to pack one 4 port USB wall charger and power up to 4 devices which cuts down on the size and weight of your baggage.
  • Most travel USB chargers will include swappable plug heads for different countries. This is suitable when travelling across different countries which will probably use different power outlets to Cameroon.
  • Good USB chargers are rugged, lightweight and compact; ideal for rigors of travel instead of than risking packing a domestic charger which might be hard to replace or repair in Cameroon.
  • USB travel chargers can accept the 220 volt power outlets in Cameroon along with other voltage standards across the world.
  • It's possible that some hotel rooms or accommodation in Cameroon might only have one power outlet, by using a travel charger with multiple USB ports means you can share out the single wall outlet with all your devices rather than having to wait to recharge one device at a time.
  • Due to their versatile nature they take the worry out of visiting any unknown country as they are guaranteed to work practically anywhere on the planet.
  • Power outlets in airports can be in short supply and demand for charging multiple cell phones and tablets from other passengers during departure can be high, so a USB charger with multiple ports and the capability to fast charge is ideal.
  • Some countries power grids are unstable, a quality travel USB charger allows for unexpected fluctuations to prevent damage to any devices attached to it. Attempting to repair an overloaded smartphone in Cameroon could prove to be inconvenient and expensive.
  • Higher priced USB travel chargers will also incorporate power outlet strips to plug in multiple low powered devices such as laptops, however these are unsuitable for high wattage domestic such as hair dryers or clothes irons. For further information please refer to the guide on using travel appliances in Cameroon for guidelines on the most suitable power adapter for a high powered devices in a Cameroonian power outlet.
  • Some mobile phones and tablets could require more than the standard 500 milliamps supplied by a normal 5 volt USB power adapter to charge or provide fast charge. Ensure that the USB power adapter can support fast charging should some of your devices require extra power.
  • Travel USB power chargers can still be useful back at home by recharging multiple mobile phones and tablets every night using one power outlet. [7] [AD]

What is the best USB charger for Cameroon?

A 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is necessary when visiting regions with unstable power supplies. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Cameroon using type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more generous 5 USB charging ports. This versatile power strip is compatible with both American plugs and popular plug types A, D,E/F, G, H, I, L and N making it perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Cameroon. [7] [AD]

Power converters for Cameroon

What is a power converter for a Cameroonian power outlet?

Power converters for Cameroon allow travellers to use their 100, 110 or 120 volt electrical device with a 220 volt Cameroonian power outlet.

Also known as: electrical converter, electrical transformer, voltage converter, power transformer or voltage transformer.

What is the difference between a power converter and a plug adapter?

An expensive and heavy power converter transforms the voltage of 220 volts from a Cameroonian power outlet to work with a non-220 volt device, however a more lightweight and cheaper power adapter (or plug adapter) changes the shape of the plug on your device to fit into a power outlet found in Cameroon. [10] [AD]

Do I need a power converter for Cameroon?

When travelling to Cameroon from another country check the device can be charged using a 220 volt power supply.

  • A step down power converter is needed if you are travelling from a country that uses 100-120 volts and your appliance is incompatible with 220 volts. See our WikiConnections world power outlets guide to find out the voltage is used in your country.
  • You won't need a power converter if you already own either a single voltage appliance that works with 220 volts or one that is dual voltage.
  • Typically, electrical devices which are designed to use a lower voltage such as 120 volts and used in a 220 volt outlet run the potential risk of blowing a fuse, damage to your device or even an electrical fire hazard unless you use a step down power converter.
  • You won't need a converter if you wish to recharge a smaller electrical device such as a mobile phone as these are normally dual voltage and designed for international use, however please always check the device for dual voltage support prior to your journey.
  • For powering high wattage appliances or generate heat (for example hair straighteners and clothes irons) then you will need to use a much larger higher wattage heavy duty power converter.
  • Investing a smaller robust dual voltage travel appliance could be more practical and cost effective than investing in a heavier high wattage power converter in order to use your existing domestic appliance in Cameroon.
  • Read these comprehensive guides on travelling with clothes irons, curling wands, hairdryers and flat irons with Cameroonian power outlets which includes advice on some affordable dual voltage alternatives.  [10] [18] [AD]

What kind of converter do I need for Cameroon?

If you need to use any 100, 110 or 120 volt appliance in Cameroon you will need a step down power converter[10] [AD]

What is the difference between a converter and a transformer?

Voltage converter

What is the difference between a converter and a transformer?

Converters and transformers are both used to change one voltage to another, but this ambiguity can cause confusion as their purposes are different:

  • Power converters are designed for simple electrical appliances which typically generate heat or use motors such as clothes irons, shavers or hair dryers. Transformers are designed for more complex electronic items such as televisions or games consoles.
  • Buying a power converter is cheaper than buying a power transformer.
  • Power transformers are larger and heavier making them more suited for permanent residential use; for example an expat wishing to use an imported television would need to use a transformer for this purpose.
  • Power converters are more suitable for travellers wishing to bring domestic appliances abroad such as hair dryers or flat irons. However, it is more practical and cost effective to purchase a dual voltage appliance designed for travel rather than a heavier power converter.
  • Power converters are suitable for 2 pin ungrounded appliances, it could be harder to find a converter if you want to use a grounded 3 pin appliance.
  • Transformers can be used constantly however it is recommended that converters are used for no longer than a couple of hours at a time.
  • Shops may sell transformers under the name of converters, for the purposes this guide we will be referring to both converters and transformers as converters.

How to convert 220 volts to 110 volts

  1. Use a step down power converter to allow you to use a 110 or 120 volt appliance with a 220 volt Cameroonian power outlet.
  2. If the power converter doesn't include the correct shaped plug then it will also be necessary to plug in the power cord from the power converter into a power adapter for Cameroon before plugging that into a Cameroonian power outlet.
  3. Some power converters include the ability to perform both step up and step down voltage conversions, therefore it may be necessary to manually switch the converter to output the voltage to the 110-120 volt range.
  4. Plug your appliance into the converter and turn the power on, your 110-120 volt appliance can now be used with a 220 volt Cameroonian power outlet. [10] [AD]

What voltage does Cameroon use?

Cameroon uses 220 volts in their power outlets. [2]
Is my device single voltage or dual voltage?

Dual voltage hair dryer

Is my device single voltage or dual voltage?

The easiest method to tell if your appliance is either single voltage or dual voltage is to look for a sticker on the supplied power adapter or on the device itself, normally near to where the power cord sits. This location might vary depending on the make or model of your device, it could also state on the box.

  • Single voltage devices could have a specific number - such as 120V.
  • Single voltage devices might also say a small voltage range (20 volts difference) with a dash to accomodate small voltage fluctuations - such as 220-240V.
  • Dual voltage devices will typically say a large voltage range separated with a slash - such as 100/240V.


See the power adapter substantions section for more information on how we compared travel adapters.

What type of adapter do you need for Cameroon?

Which type of power adapter do you need for Cameroon?

The type of plug adapter or power converter that is suitable for Cameroon will depend on your requirements. Prior to deciding the right adapter to buy we recommend using this checklist:

How many electrical devices are you taking to Cameroon?

How many electrical items will you pack

How many electrical devices are you taking to Cameroon?

  • Trying counting how many electronic you intended on bringing with you to Cameroon (for example cell phones, tablets, laptops, eReaders, curling irons or hair dryers).
    • Take into account that you might own more devices in the future. Are you thinking about purchasing a new cell phone computer next year?
    • There is a growing number of rechargeable electronics such as electric shavers which utilise a USB port for their power source. The if you have to replace a device it might need a USB power adapter so remember to check that your travel adapter has enough spare ports to support these additional devices too.
  • Will you be travelling with a partner who will need to recharge their phones?
What types of devices do you need to use in Cameroon?

A USB powered phone

What types of devices do you need to use in Cameroon?

  • There are 3 types of electrical devices:
    • Low wattage electrical items that plug into a power outlet - for example cameras and laptops.
    • High wattage electrical appliances which can be plugged into an electrical outlet - for example hair dryers or curling irons.
    • USB powered devices that connect to a USB port - for example mobile phones.
  • If you only want to bring along just USB powered devices you'll find that a simple travel USB wall charger is ideal as you will only have to bring that single compact charger with your USB charging cables and leave your domestic chargers at home.
  • A travel power strip is built for providing power and voltage conversion for many low wattage devices, but unsuitable for high wattage appliances which need voltage conversion.
Will you only be planning on charging USB devices in Cameroon?

Will you only bring USB items

Will you only be planning on charging USB devices in Cameroon?

Will your appliances and devices only work with a 220 volt power outlet?

How many Cameroonian power outlets will be available?

Are multiple outlets available

How many Cameroonian power outlets will be available?

  • Your accommodation in Cameroon might only have one power outlet on the wall, this will present an issue if recharging the batteries of more than one item overnight because you can only recharge a single device at a time then have to keep swapping.
  • To charge more than one device at the same time look to using either a travel power strip or USB wall charger that can power multiple USB ports or outlets. [6] [AD]

Do you plan on visiting elsewhere in the future?

Is Cameroon the only place you'll be visiting?

  • A single power adapter will only work in the one country that it was built for, therefore if you are visiting more than a single country you'll need to carry additional power adapters which can in turn add to the number of adapters you have to pack.
  • However, travel USB wall chargers and universal travel adapters are perfect for travelling to multiple countries due to the inclusion of interchangeable heads.

How much can you afford?

  • A cheap power adapter which charges one single device in one country (provided that it is dual voltage or is compatible with 220 volts) but investing in a small amount more will allow you to charge more than one device at once and you will be able to use them in multiple different countries.

Will you always have good access to electrical power?

  • The power could sporadically fluctuate in Cameroon which could possibly cause damage to your devices, so it is advisable to use an adapter which has built in surge protection such as a travel power strip.
  • Because Cameroon has power outages and having limited coverage of electricity you might discover that whatever power charger you pack for the country doesn't work anyway. Using a solar backpack or portable charger will prepare you for a power cut and areas of limited electricity.  [4] [4] [16] [AD]

Do you still need use your charger when returning to the UK?

Are you only bringing hand luggage to Cameroon?

Are you bringing just hand baggage

Are you only bringing hand luggage to Cameroon?

Are you flying long haul to travel to Cameroon?

How long will it take to travel

Are you flying long haul to travel to Cameroon?

  • For much longer journeys consider bringing a convenient airport-friendly charger that works in different power outlet types, one which can be packed in carry-on luggage and can be used to quickly top up phones and tablets.
  • Not all planes and airports have power outlets for customers therefore we recommend packing a travel portable charger for recharging on the go. After landing in Cameroon you could need to use a cell phone to make a call, messenging, using sat nav or viewing itineraries; so make sure that your phone has ample battery power left. [4] [AD]

What can I connect to a Cameroonian power outlet

Travel appliances which can plug into a Cameroonian power outlet

Beats Pill speakers which can connect to a Cameroonian power outlet

Jabra Bluetooth speakers which are compatible with a Cameroonian power outlet

Mobile phones that can be connected to the Cameroonian power outlet

Apple iPhones which can connect to a Cameroonian power outlet

Samsung Galaxy phones that can connect to a Cameroonian power outlet

Amazon Kindle tablets which work with a Cameroonian power outlet

A list of Apple iPads which are compatible with a Cameroonian power outlet


We endeavor to ensure all details on this page are correct and relevant to travellers visiting Cameroon, if you wish to contribute any useful information or feedback please email For more comprehensive technical details visit the Wikipedia page on AC power plugs and sockets[19]


WikiConnections is not responsible for any injury or damage caused due to using any type of suggested product with any other electrical device or appliance in any location, full details are available on the disclaimer page. While WikiConnections strives to make the information on this website as timely and accurate as possible, we make no claims, promises, or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the contents of this site, and expressly disclaim liability for errors and omissions in the contents of this site. All functions and capabilities should be checked prior to purchasing or using any power adapter. Assumptions on if any power adapter, charger, converter or power strip works in any location is based on data from publicly available sources and if it fits the primary power outlet used in that country. WikiConnections has not taken into consideration other less common power outlets which might be found as these might only be used in certain areas or in the process of being phased out.

Where possible, WikiConnections only recommends the type of product as being suitable along with alternatives and does not make any endorsement for any specific brand or product. Always check with the manufacturer to ensure full compatibility prior to attempting to use any device. Always check the reputation of the manufacturer and product to ensure the quality and safety of any electrical device being used.

  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia web page about Cameroon.
  2. - International Electrotechnical Commission World Plugs
  3. Type E plug adapter - A CEE 7/5 socket and CEE 7/6 plug compliant Type E adapter designed with a focus on safety, featuring two round pins and an earthing hole. Ideal for use in the France, Belgium, Poland and several African nations..
  4. Portable charger - Portable chargers are invaluable batteries for travel, especially in unfamiliar locations. Advanced charging technologies offer fast and efficient power delivery to mobile phones, tablets and headphones via USB ports..
  5. Wikipedia - power adaptor
  6. Travel power strip - Combining surge protection, AC outlets, USB ports and swappable plug adapters, the travel power strip is a comprehensive power solution for global travellers..
  7. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A 4-port USB wall charger is an electrical device that provides simultaneous charging for up to four USB-compatible devices. It often includes interchangeable international plug adapters for global use..
  8. Universal travel power adapter - The universal travel power adapter is a versatile single solution for power on the go, compatible in over 150+ countries worldwide. A single unit compact design makes it a travel essential which easily fits into any travel bag..
  9. Plug adapter set - A plug adapter set is a future-proof travel essential, containing various adapters to fit diverse power outlets around the world to ensure compatibility in a wide range of countries..
  10. Step down power converter - Step-down power converters are engineered to safely convert higher voltages of 220V / 240V to 110V / 120V, allowing the use of appliances designed for lower voltage systems to be used in countries with higher voltage power outlets..
  11. Wikipedia - WikiPedia - Mains electricity by country -
  12. Rechargeable hair dryer - Rechargeable hair dryers ideal for travel are lightweight and cordless for mobility, have low-heat settings for hair health, and a fast-charging battery for time efficiency. Additional LED indicators can help monitor battery life..
  13. Rechargeable cordless flat iron - Modern rechargeable cordless flat irons use advanced battery technology for consistent temperature control. Suitable for airline safe travel with universal voltage and USB charging capabilities..
  14. 20,000mAh portable charger - A high-capacity charging device featuring 20,000mAh energy storage, capable of multiple charge cycles for mobile phones and some tablets. Suitable for extended periods away from power sources..
  15. USB-C PD power bank - A USB-C PD power bank utilises Power Delivery technology to facilitate high-speed charging, particularly for laptops requiring substantial power. A high wattage power bank ensures fast and efficient energy transfer, supporting USB-C enabled devices..
  16. Solar backpack - Incorporating large solar panel with USB outputs, solar backpacks are ideal as a reliable secondary source of energy for device charging in remote travel locations where electrical outlets are unavailable or unreliable..
  17. Solar power bank - Solar power banks integrate photovoltaic cells to offer a self-sustaining charging option, ideal when a backup power source is required for locations where electrical outlets are unreliable, scarce or unknown..
  18. Heavy duty power converter - Heavy-duty power converters robust voltage transformation capabilities for designed for high-wattage devices, making them best suited for appliances like kettles and hair dryers that consume a significant amounts of power..
  19. Wikipedia - AC power plugs and sockets -