Iraq adapters - What plug adapter do I need for Iraq?

Power adapters for Iraq

Various voltages and sockets can all be daunting when planning to travel to a different country especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards used in the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your device in Iraq. This page contains links to useful instructions showing which power adapters you'll need to charge your devices in Iraq by using the standard Type G, C or D 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. You'll find power sockets vary regionally so please read the travel power adapters page for a complete list of countries.

What is the best power adapter for Iraq?

The best power adapter for Iraq will be a Type G plug adapter which is suitable for powering any 230 volt appliance or device. [2]

What is the best power adapter for Iraq?

What is a power adapter for an Iraqi power outlet?

Power adapters are small, cheap and lightweight plastic adapters which permit a power outlet in Iraq to accept a power plug from a foreign region. [3]

Will a power adapter convert the voltage in Iraq?

Power adapters will only adapt the shape of a plug to fit into a 230 volt Iraqi power outlet and is unable to convert to a different voltage. If you need to safely use any 100-120 volt device then you will also need to bring a step down power converter.

Do I need a plug adapter for Iraq?

If the type of electric outlet in Iraq outlet in your home country then you will need a power adapter.

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What does a power adapter for Iraq do?

A power adapter allows a visitor travelling from another location to use their electrical devices in Iraq by altering the shape of the plug from one type to another.

Where to buy a power adapter for Iraq in the UK

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Iraq in the UK

Iraq 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 - Iraqi Wiki 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, £15-£20.
  3. Wikipedia - power adaptor