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

Power adapters for Eritrea

Varying different combinations of standards and plugs can often cause confusion when planning on staying in a new country if you've never visited before. However this isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of sockets used in the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your device in Eritrea. This page contains links to step-by-step instructions which shows which power adapters you'll need to supply power to your devices when you are in Eritrea by using the standard Type L or C 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. You'll discover that most power adapters are different regionally so we recommend reading our Wiki Connections global power adapters guide where you'll find a full list showing countries.

What is the best power adapter for Eritrea?

The best power adapter for Eritrea is a Type L power adapter which is suitable for powering any 230 volt appliance or device. [2] [AD]

What is the best power adapter for Eritrea?

What is a power adapter?

A power adapter for Eritrea is a small and cheap plastic adapter which permits an Eritrean 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 Eritrea do?

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

Do I need a plug adapter for Eritrea?

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

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

A power adapter only adapts the shape of a plug to fit into a 230 volt Eritrean 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 Eritrea in the UK

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Eritrea in the UK

Eritrea 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 - Eritrea country Wiki page.
  2. Type L plug adapter - Earthed Italian Type L plug adapters comprise of three pins placed in parallel, each rounded pin is either 4mm thick with 5.5mm gaps or 5mm thick with 8mm gaps depending on 10 or 16 amp version, priced £5-£10
  3. Wikipedia - power adaptor