Adapters for Swaziland - What power adapter do I need for Swaziland?

Power adapters for Swaziland

Complicated combinations of frequencies and standards can often lead to confusion when planning on travelling to a different country, especially for the first time traveller. However this isn't as complex 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 Swaziland. This page contains links to useful instructions showing exactly how to supply power to your devices when you're visiting Swaziland by using the 230 volt 50Hz M Type Swazi wall outlet. Power sockets will change regionally therefore we recommend reading the power adapters for a full list of regions and countries.

What is the best power adapter for Swaziland?

The best power adapter for Swaziland is a Type M power adapter which allows you to use any 230 volt device or appliance. [2] [AD]

What is the best power adapter for Swaziland?

What is a power adapter for a Swazi power outlet?

Power adapters are small and lightweight plastic adapters which permit a Swazi power outlet to accept a power plug from a different country. [3]

Do I need a plug adapter in Swaziland?

If the shape of the Swazi power outlet isn't the same as the type of plug outlet in Swaziland then you will need a power adapter.

What does a power adapter do?

A power adapter enables a visitor from a different location to use their electrical devices in Swaziland simply by changing the shape of the plug.

Will a power adapter change the voltage from a Swazi power outlet?

A power adapter only adapts the shape of a plug to fit into a 230 volt Swazi power outlet and can't convert to a different voltage. Should you need to safely use a 100, 110 or 120 volt device then you also need a step down power converter for Swaziland.

Where to buy a power adapter for Swaziland in the UK

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Swaziland in the UK

Swaziland 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 Swaziland.
  2. Type M plug adapter - South African Type M power adapters have three large circular pins in a triangular shape with the top earthed pin longer and larger in diameter, £10-£15
  3. Wikipedia - power adaptor