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

Power adapters for Rwanda

Varying complicated voltages and standards can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power your electronics in Rwanda. This page has links to step by step instructions showing exactly which power adapters you'll need to charge your devices when visiting Rwanda using the types J or C 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. Most power adapters will vary depending on which region you travelling to so we suggest reading the Wikiconnections global power adapters guide where you'll find a full list of destinations.

What is the best power adapter for Rwanda?

The best power adapter for Rwanda is a Type J plug adapter which will allow you to use any 230 volt appliance or device. [2] [AD]

What is the best power adapter for Rwanda?

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 Rwanda.

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

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

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

Do I need a power adapter for Rwanda?

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

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

No, a power adapter only adapts the shape of a plug to fit into a 230 volt Rwandan 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 Rwanda.

Where to buy a power adapter for Rwanda in the UK

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Rwanda in the UK

Rwanda 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 - Rwanda Wikipedia page.
  2. Type J plug adapter - Swiss Type J plug adapters have three rounded pins placed in a flattened triangular pattern with the top pin acting as an earth, estimated cost £10-£15
  3. Wikipedia - power adaptor