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

Power adapters for Kuwait

Varying different combinations of standards and plugs can all be daunting when planning to travel to another country especially to the first time traveller. This isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards used throughout the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to power your device in Kuwait. This page has links to useful instructions telling you exactly which power adapters you'll need to supply power to your devices when travelling to Kuwait by using their types G or C Kuwaiti 240 volt 50Hz power outlets. Power sockets are different from region to region therefore we suggest reading the power adapters page for a full list of regions and countries.

What is the best power adapter for Kuwait?

The best power adapter for Kuwait will be a Type G power adapter which is suitable for powering any 240 volt device or appliance. [2]

What is the best power adapter for Kuwait?

What is a power adapter for a Kuwaiti power outlet?

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

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

A power adapter only adapts the shape of a plug to fit into a 240 volt Kuwaiti 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 Kuwait.

Do I need a plug adapter in Kuwait?

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

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What does a power adapter do?

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

Where to buy a power adapter for Kuwait in the UK

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Kuwait in the UK

Kuwait 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 - wikipedia.org entry about Kuwait.
  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, priced at around £15.
  3. Wikipedia - power adaptor