Cambodia power adapters - What adapter do I need for Cambodia?

Power adapters for Cambodia

Different voltages and standards can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power your electronics in Cambodia. This page has links to step by step instructions showing exactly which power adapters you'll need to charge your devices when visiting Cambodia using the types G, A or C 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. Most power adapters will vary from country to country so we suggest reading the Wikiconnections global power adapters guide where you'll find a full list of destinations.

What is the best power adapter for Cambodia?

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

What is the best power adapter for Cambodia?

What is a power adapter?

A power adapter is a small, cheap and lightweight plastic adapter that permits a different type of power plug from a different region to easily slot into an electrical outlet in Cambodia.

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 Cambodian power outlet do?

A power adapter enables visitors travelling from a different country to use their electronic and electrical appliances and devices in Cambodia by adapting the shape of the power plug from one type to another.

Do I need a power adapter for Cambodia?

If the shape of the Cambodian power outlet isn't the same as the power outlet in your home country then you will need a power adapter.

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Can a power adapter convert the voltage from a Cambodian power outlet?

No, a power adapter only adapts the shape of a plug to fit into a 230 volt Cambodian power outlet and is unable to convert the power to a higher voltage. If you need to safely use a 100-120 volt appliance then you will also need to bring a step down power converter for Cambodia.

Where to buy a power adapter for Cambodia in the UK

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Cambodia in the UK

Cambodia 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 - Cambodia Wikipedia page.
  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, costs £15-£20.
  3. Wikipedia - power adaptor