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Power adapters for Lebanon

If you are packing for a trip it's useful to know if you can power your vital devices when you arrive at your destination. However, without knowing which wall socket is being used in Lebanon you are more likely to bring the wrong adaptor, therefore needing to borrow a potentially expensive charger when you're there. Differing voltages and standards can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to another country for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your electronics in Lebanon. This page has links to useful instructions telling you how to supply power to your devices in Lebanon by using their standard G, A, B, C or D type Lebanese 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets, Type G wall outlets are typically used by most Lebanese. Power sockets will vary depending on which area you are travelling to so we recommend reading the power adapters list for a complete list of regions and countries.

What is the best power adapter for Lebanon?

The best power adapter for Lebanon is a Type G plug adapter which will allow you to use any 220 volt appliance or device. [2]

What is the best power adapter for Lebanon?

What is a power adapter?

Power adapters are compact and lightweight plastic adapters which allow a Lebanese 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 Lebanese power outlet do?

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

Do I need a power adapter for Lebanon?

It will depend on where you are travelling from and the shape of plug you are using.

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Does a power adapter change the voltage in Lebanon?

Power adapters can only adapt the shape of a plug to fit into a 220 volt Lebanese 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 Lebanon.

Where to buy a power adapter for Lebanon in the UK

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Lebanon in the UK

Lebanon 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.

Where to buy a power adapter in Lebanon

Arriving at an airport

Where to buy a power adapter in Lebanon

On arrival power adapters could be found in local electrical high street shops and drug stores, but always check the build quality first as safety standards might be different in a foreign country as this is important when dealing with electrical goods. Keep in mind that a shopping trip searching for power adapters in an unknown location might be impractical, especially as this needs to happen quickly before batteries run out.

Hotel receptions could have a power adapter for sale, hire or as a complimentary extra for guests; however, availability is normally limited and a hotel might not have the exact type required for your country. If in doubt, call ahead to the hotel first and request a reservation as it is unlikely that an adapter will be found in your room on arrival.

  1. Wikipedia - Lebanon 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, around £15.
  3. Wikipedia - power adaptor