Power adapters for Nigeria - What adapter do I need for Nigeria?

Power adapters for Nigeria

Various standards and sockets can often be daunting when planning on staying in a different country, especially if you've never visited before. However this isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets used in the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power your electronics in Nigeria. This page contains links to instructions showing you exactly which power adapters you'll need to supply power to your devices in Nigeria by using their types G or D Nigerian 240 volt 50Hz power outlets. When travelling you'll find power adapters will change regionally therefore please read our WikiConnections travel power adapters page where you'll find a complete list showing charging devices in different countries.

What is the best power adapter for Nigeria?

The best power adapter for Nigeria is a Type G plug adapter which allows you to use any 240 volt appliance or device. [2] [AD]

What is the best power adapter for Nigeria?

What is a power adapter?

A power adapter is a compact and cheap plastic adapter that permits a different type of power plug on an appliance from a foreign region to correctly fit into a Nigerian power outlet.

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

Do I need a power adapter in Nigeria?

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

What does a power adapter do?

A power adapter enables a visitor from a different location to use their own electronic and electrical appliances in Nigeria simply by adapting the shape of the plug.

Can a power adapter change the voltage in Nigeria?

Power adapters can only adapt the shape of a plug to fit into a 240 volt Nigerian power outlet and is unable to convert the power to a higher voltage. If you wish to safely use any 100-120 volt appliance then you will also need to bring a step down power converter for Nigeria along with the correct power adapter.

Where to buy a power adapter for Nigeria in the UK

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Nigeria in the UK

Nigeria 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.org entry about Nigeria.
  2. Type G plug adapter - A Type G power adapter has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, costing £10-£15
  3. Wikipedia - power adaptor