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

Power adapters for Mongolia

Various combinations of voltages and sockets can often be daunting when planning to stay in a new country, especially if you've never been there before. This isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power your device in Mongolia. This page contains links to simple instructions which shows exactly which power adapters you'll need to power your devices when you're visiting Mongolia by using the types E or C 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. You will discover power adapters are different from country to country therefore we suggest reading the power adapters page for a complete list of regions and countries.

What is the best power adapter for Mongolia?

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

What is the best power adapter for Mongolia?

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 Mongolia.

Also known as: an electrical adapter, plug adapter, travel adapter, electrical adaptor, mains travel adapter or power adaptor[3]

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

No, a power adapter only adapts the shape of a plug to fit into a 220 volt Mongolian 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 Mongolia.

What does a power adapter for a Mongolian power outlet do?

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

Do I need a power adapter for Mongolia?

If the shape of the Mongolian 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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Where to buy a power adapter for Mongolia in the UK

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Mongolia in the UK

Mongolia 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 - Mongolia Wikipedia page.
  2. Type E plug adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on the Type E plug adapter which are placed 19mm apart and includes a hole in the top for an earthing pin, £4-£5.
  3. Wikipedia - power adaptor