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

Power adapters for Niger

Various combinations of frequencies and standards can often lead to confusion when planning to stay in another country, especially to the first time traveller. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of sockets used in the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to power your device in Niger. This page has links to instructions demonstrating exactly which power adapters you'll need to charge your devices when staying in Niger by using their types D, A, B, C, E or F 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. When travelling anywhere you'll discover most power adapters change from region to region therefore we recommend reading the Wiki Connections global power adapters page where you'll find a full list showing powering devices in different regions and countries.

What is the best power adapter for Niger?

The best power adapter for Niger is a Type D power adapter which will allow you to use any 220 volt device or appliance. [2] [AD]

What is the best power adapter for Niger?

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 Nigerien power outlet.

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

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 Niger simply by adapting the shape of the plug.

Do I need a power adapter in Niger?

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

Can a power adapter change the voltage in Niger?

Power adapters can only adapt the shape of a plug to fit into a 220 volt Nigerien 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 Niger along with the correct power adapter.

Where to buy a power adapter for Niger in the UK

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Niger in the UK

Niger 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 Niger.
  2. Type D plug adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D plug adapter has large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, costs £5-£10
  3. Wikipedia - power adaptor