Adapter for Libya - What plug adapter do I need for Libya?

Power adapters for Libya

Differing combinations of frequencies and standards can often be confusing when planning on staying in 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 guide tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power your device in Libya. This page has links to step-by-step instructions showing exactly which power adapters you'll need to charge your devices in Libya using the types D, C, F or L 127 volt 50Hz plug outlets. You'll discover power sockets will vary depending on which area you are travelling to so we recommend reading the power adapters list for a complete list of regions and countries.

What is the best power adapter for Libya?

The best power adapter for Libya will be a Type D plug adapter which is suitable for powering any 127 volt device or appliance. [2] [AD]

What is the best power adapter for Libya?

What is a power adapter?

Power adapters are compact and lightweight plastic adapters which allow a Libyan power outlet to accept a power plug from an appliance from a foreign country.

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

Will a power adapter change the voltage in Libya?

No - a power adapter only adapts the shape of a plug to fit into a 127 volt Libyan power outlet and is unable to convert the power to a higher voltage. If you need to safely use a 220-240 volt appliance you will also need to bring a more expensive step up power converter for Libya along with the right adapter.

Do I need a power adapter for Libya?

It will depend on where you are travelling from and the shape of plug you are using.

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

A power adapter enables visitors from another country to use their electronic and electrical appliances in Libya simply by altering the shape of the power plug to fit the power socket.

Where to buy a power adapter for Libya in the UK

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Libya in the UK

Libya 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 - Libya Wikipedia page.
  2. Type D plug adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D plug adapter has large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, costing under £10
  3. Wikipedia - power adaptor