The Central African Republic power adapters - What power adapter do I need for The Central African Republic?

Power adapters for The Central African Republic

Varying different combinations of voltages and plug types can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never visited before. This isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of standards used in the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your device in The Central African Republic. This page has links to useful instructions demonstrating exactly how to charge your devices when you're visiting The Central African Republic using their standard types E or C Central African 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. Most power adapters will change depending on which area you taking a trip to therefore please read our Wikiconnections travel power adapters guide for a full list of powering devices in different regions.

What is the best power adapter for The Central African Republic?

The best power adapter for The Central African Republic will be a Type E plug adapter which will allow you to use any 220 volt appliance or device. [2] [AD]

What is the best power adapter for The Central African Republic?

What is a power adapter?

Power adapters are small and lightweight plastic adapters that allow a Central African power outlet to accept a different type of power plug from a foreign region. [3]

What does a power adapter do?

A power adapter for The Central African Republic enables a visitor from a different country to use their own electronic appliances and devices in The Central African Republic by altering the shape of the plug to fit the power outlet.

Do I need a plug adapter in The Central African Republic?

If the shape of the plug outlet in The Central African Republic is different to the shape of the Central African power outlet then you will need a power adapter.

Does a power adapter change the voltage from a Central African power outlet?

No - a power adapter only adapts the shape of a plug to fit into a 220 volt Central African power outlet and is unable to convert to a different voltage. Should you need to safely use any 100, 110 or 120 volt appliance you also need to bring a more expensive step down power converter for The Central African Republic.

Where to buy a power adapter for The Central African Republic in the UK

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for The Central African Republic in the UK

The Central African Republic 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 - The Central African Republic entry on
  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, £5-£10
  3. Wikipedia - power adaptor