Power adapter for Algeria - What plug adapter do I need for Algeria?

Power adapters for Algeria

Varying complicated combinations of standards and plugs can often lead to confusion when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never visited before. This isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used in the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need in advance to power your device in Algeria. This page contains links to step-by-step instructions showing you which power adapters you'll need to supply power to your devices when you're in Algeria by using the standard types F or C Algerian 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. You'll discover most power adapters vary from country to country so we recommend reading our Wikiconnections global power adapters guide where you'll find a complete list showing regions and countries.

What is the best power adapter for Algeria?

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

What is the best power adapter for Algeria?

What is a power adapter?

A power adapter for Algeria is a small and cheap plastic adapter which permits an Algerian power outlet to accept a different type of power plug from an appliance from another region.

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 Algeria do?

A power adapter allows a visitor travelling from another location to use their own electronic and electrical devices in Algeria by adapting the shape of the power plug to fit the power outlet.

Do I need a plug adapter for Algeria?

This depends on the location you are travelling from and the shape of plug you want to use in Algeria.

Does a power adapter change the voltage from an Algerian power outlet?

A power adapter only adapts the shape of a plug to fit into a 230 volt Algerian power outlet and can't convert the power to a higher voltage. Should you wish to safely use a 100, 110 or 120 volt appliance you will also need a step down power converter along with the right type of power adapter.

Where to buy a power adapter for Algeria in the UK

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Algeria in the UK

Algeria 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 - Algeria country Wiki page.
  2. Type F plug adapter - Schuko Type F plug adapters are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, estimated price £5-£10
  3. Wikipedia - power adaptor