Guinea power adapters - What adapter do I need for Guinea?

Power adapters for Guinea

Various combinations of voltages and plugs can often be confusing when planning on visiting a foreign country, especially if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power your device in Guinea. This page contains links to useful instructions demonstrating exactly which power adapters you'll need to power your devices when you're travelling to Guinea by using their standard Type F, C or K 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. Power sockets are different depending on which country you are visiting therefore please read the World power adapters page for a complete list of regions and countries.

What is the best power adapter for Guinea?

The best power adapter for Guinea is a Type F power adapter which allows you to use any 220 volt appliance or device. [2] [AD]

What is the best power adapter for Guinea?

What is a power adapter?

A power adapter is a small, cheap and lightweight plastic adapter that permits a different type of power plug from a different region to easily slot into an electrical outlet in Guinea.

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

Can a power adapter convert the voltage from a Guinean power outlet?

No, a power adapter only adapts the shape of a plug to fit into a 220 volt Guinean power outlet and is unable to convert the power to a higher voltage. If you need to safely use a 100-120 volt appliance then you will also need to bring a step down power converter for Guinea.

Do I need a power adapter for Guinea?

If the shape of the Guinean power outlet isn't the same as the power outlet in your home country then you will need a power adapter.

What does a power adapter for a Guinean power outlet do?

A power adapter enables visitors travelling from a different country to use their electronic and electrical appliances and devices in Guinea by adapting the shape of the power plug from one type to another.

Where to buy a power adapter for Guinea in the UK

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Guinea in the UK

Guinea 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 - Guinea Wikipedia page.
  2. Type F plug adapter - Schuko Type F plug adapters are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, under £10
  3. Wikipedia - power adaptor