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

Power adapters for Bolivia

Various voltages and standards can often be daunting when planning on staying in another country to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power your electronics in Bolivia. This page contains links to step by step instructions demonstrating which power adapters you'll need to supply power to your devices when you are in Bolivia by using the standard C or A type 115 volt 50Hz plug outlets. You'll find power will differ depending on which area you are travelling to therefore we recommend reading the travel power adapters page for a full list of regions and countries.

What is the best power adapter for Bolivia?

The best power adapter for Bolivia will be a Type C plug adapter [2] which will allow you to use any 115 volt appliance or device.

What is the best power adapter for Bolivia?

What is a power adapter?

Power adapters are small and lightweight plastic adapters that allow a Bolivian power outlet to accept a different type of power plug from a foreign region.

Can a power adapter change the voltage in Bolivia?

A power adapter only adapts the shape of a plug to fit into a 115 volt Bolivian power outlet and can't convert to a different voltage. If you wish to safely use any 220-240 volt device you also need to bring a step up power converter.

What does a power adapter do?

A power adapter for Bolivia enables a visitor from a different country to use their own electronic appliances and devices in Bolivia by altering the shape of the plug to fit the power outlet.

Do I need a plug adapter in Bolivia?

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

Where to buy a power adapter for Bolivia in the UK

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Bolivia in the UK

Bolivia 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. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bolivia - Bolivia entry on wikipedia.org.
  2. Type C plug adapter - Allows appliances to connect to Type C power outlets without converting voltage, £10-£15.
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adapter - power adaptor