Adapter for Bahrain - What plug adapter do I need for Bahrain?

Power adapters for Bahrain

Varying different standards and voltages can all be daunting when planning on visiting another country if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of sockets being used in the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your device in Bahrain. This page contains links to instructions telling you which power adapters you'll need to power your devices when you're travelling to Bahrain by using their standard 230 volt 50Hz Type G wall outlet, the Bahrainis will use a 13 amp plug for power outlets. Most power adapters will change regionally therefore we recommend that you read our WikiConnections travel power adapters page where you'll find a full list of charging devices in different countries.

What is the best power adapter for Bahrain?

The best power adapter for Bahrain will be a Type G power adapter [2] which allows you to use any 230 volt appliance or device.

What is the best power adapter for Bahrain?

What is a power adapter?

Power adapters are compact and lightweight plastic adapters which allow a Bahraini power outlet to accept a power plug from an appliance from a foreign country.

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 Bahraini power outlet do?

A power adapter enables visitors from another country to use their electronic and electrical appliances in Bahrain simply by altering the shape of the power plug to fit the power socket.

Do I need a power adapter for Bahrain?

If the type of Bahraini power outlet is different to the power outlet in your home country then you will need a power adapter.

Does a power adapter change the voltage in Bahrain?

Power adapters can only adapt the shape of a plug to fit into a 230 volt Bahraini power outlet and can't convert to a different voltage. Should you wish to safely use any 100, 110 or 120 volt device then you also need to bring a more expensive step down power converter for Bahrain.

Where to buy a power adapter for Bahrain in the UK

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Bahrain in the UK

Bahrain 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. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bahrain - Bahrain Wikipedia page.
  2. Type G plug adapter - Allows appliances to connect to Type G power outlets without converting voltage, £5-£10.
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adapter - power adaptor