Power adapter for Brazil - What plug adapter do I need for Brazil?

Power adapters for Brazil

If you are organizing to travel to Brazil it is helpful to know if you'll be able to power your important gadgets when you reach your destination. By not knowing which wall socket to expect you are more likely to bring the wrong power adaptor, therefore having to buy or borrow a suitable charger when you arrive. Varying different combinations of standards and plugs can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country, especially for the first time traveller. However this isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of sockets being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your device in Brazil. This page contains links to simple instructions showing you exactly how to charge your devices when you are in Brazil using their Type N or C 60Hz plug outlets, Type N power outlets are used by most Brazilians. Power is different depending on which country you are travelling to therefore we suggest reading the power adapters page for a complete list of countries.

What is the best power adapter for Brazil?

The best power adapter for Brazil will be a Type N plug adapter which allows you to use any device or appliance providing that the voltages are the same. [2]

What is the best power adapter for Brazil?

What is a power adapter for a Brazilian power outlet?

Power adapters are small and lightweight plastic adapters that allow a different type of power plug on an appliance from a different country to correctly fit into a Brazilian power outlet. [3]

Do I need a plug adapter for Brazil?

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

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What does a power adapter for Brazil do?

A power adapter for Brazil enables a visitor travelling from another location to use their electronic appliances and devices in Brazil simply by changing the shape of the power plug from one shape to another.

Where to buy a power adapter for Brazil in the UK

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Brazil in the UK

Brazil 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 Brazil

Arriving at an airport

Where to buy a power adapter in Brazil

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 - Wikipedia entry about Brazil.
  2. Type N plug adapter - The three rounded pins on a grounded Brazilian Type N plug adapter form a flattened triangular pattern, the 10 amp version uses 4mm thick pins whilst the 20 amp version has 4.8mm thick pins, £25-£30.
  3. Wikipedia - power adaptor