Adapters for Mauritania - What plug adapter do I need for Mauritania?

Power adapters for Mauritania

Varying different combinations of voltages and standards can often lead to confusion when planning on staying in a foreign country especially if you've never been there before. This isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power your electronics in Mauritania. This page contains links to simple instructions showing how to power your devices when you are travelling to Mauritania using a standard 220 volt 50Hz Type C power outlet, with the Mauritanians using a Europlug for power outlets. Power adapters will vary regionally therefore please read our Wikiconnections world power adapters page where you'll find a complete list showing charging devices in different destinations.

What is the best power adapter for Mauritania?

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

What is the best power adapter for Mauritania?

What is a power adapter for a Mauritanian 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 Mauritania.

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 from a Mauritanian power outlet?

Power adapters will only adapt the shape of a plug to fit into a 220 volt Mauritanian 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 Mauritania along with the correct power adapter.

Do I need a plug adapter in Mauritania?

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 Mauritania simply by altering the shape of the plug.

Where to buy a power adapter for Mauritania in the UK

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Mauritania in the UK

Mauritania 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 - wikipedia web page about Mauritania.
  2. Type C plug adapter - European Europlug Type C plug adapters are unearthed and comprise of two 4mm rounded pins placed 19mm apart, priced £5-£10
  3. Wikipedia - power adaptor