Power adapters for Sierra Leone - What power adapter do I need for Sierra Leone?

Power adapters for Sierra Leone

Complicated frequencies and standards can often cause confusion when planning to travel to another country if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used in the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power your device in Sierra Leone. This page has links to simple instructions telling you which power adapters you'll need to power your devices when you are visiting Sierra Leone using the standard G or D type Sierra Leonean 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. Power adapters are different regionally therefore we recommend reading the list of World power adapters for a full list of countries.

What is the best power adapter for Sierra Leone?

The best power adapter for Sierra Leone will be a Type G plug adapter which is suitable for powering any 230 volt device or appliance. [2] [AD]

What is the best power adapter for Sierra Leone?

What is a power adapter?

Power adapters are compact and cheap plastic adapters that permit a Sierra Leonean power outlet to accept a different shaped power plug from a different country. [3]

Can a power adapter convert the voltage in Sierra Leone?

No; a power adapter only adapts the shape of a plug to fit into a 230 volt Sierra Leonean power outlet and can't convert to a different voltage. Should you wish to safely use a 100-120 volt appliance you will also need to bring a step down power converter for Sierra Leone.

Do I need a power adapter in Sierra Leone?

It depends on where you are travelling from and the type of plug you want to use in Sierra Leone.

What does a power adapter do?

A power adapter for a Sierra Leonean power outlet enables visitors travelling from another country to use their own electronic devices in Sierra Leone by changing the shape of the plug.

Where to buy a power adapter for Sierra Leone in the UK

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Sierra Leone in the UK

Sierra Leone 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.

  1. Wikipedia - Sierra Leonean country entry on wikipedia.
  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.
  3. Wikipedia - power adaptor