Comoros power adapters - what plugs are used in Comoros?

Comorian power outlet

What adapter do I need for Comoros?

The type of plug adapter, power converter or charger that you'll need when visiting Comoros all depends on the voltage and type of device that you're attempting to use with a Comorian power outlet. If you're unsure of what voltage your device can use then read the section below about how can you tell if you have a dual voltage device before going any further.

  • If you're planning on visiting Comoros from America you will need to bring a suitable power adapter to fit a US plug in a Comorian power outlet. As the voltage is different in Comoros you also need to pack a power converter for Comoros if your device isn't dual voltage and check that your it can work with a 50hz power outlet.
  • If your device can run on 220 volts or is dual voltage and the plug can fit in a Comorian power outlet then you can use it in Comoros.
  • If your device can run on 220 volts or is dual voltage but the plug won't fit in a Comorian power outlet you'll need to bring a suitable plug adapter for Comoros such a Type E plug adapter [3]. A plug adapter for Comoros (or power adapter) is designed to change the shape of the plug on your device to fit into a plug outlet found in Comoros, but doesn't change the voltage from 220 volts to a different voltage.
  • If your device doesn't run on 220 volts and isn't dual voltage then you'll also need a power converter for Comoros to convert the voltage from 220 volts to the correct voltage for your device. You'll still need to pack a suitable plug adapter for Comoros if the power converter doesn't include the correct Type E plug adapter.
  • If you only need to charge USB devices such as mobile phones or tablets then a USB travel power adapter is recommended and it should work with any voltage, but make sure that you choose to bring a USB travel adapter which has a Type E plug adapter otherwise you will also need to pack a suitable plug adapter for Comoros.

Warning: If your device won't handle 220 volts you run a risk of damage to your device, an electrical fire hazard or blowing a fuse. Before attempting to use your device in Comoros read the instruction manual first to ensure safe operation.

Background

Various combinations of standards and sockets can often lead to confusion when planning on visiting a different country, especially for the first time traveller. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets used in the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power your electronics in Comoros. This page contains links to instructions showing you exactly which power adapters you'll need to supply power to your devices when visiting Comoros by using their types E or C Comorian 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. When travelling you'll discover most power adapters will change from region to region therefore we suggest reading the WikiConnections global power adapters page where you'll find a full list showing powering devices in different countries. We also suggest reading the Comoros Wikipedia page [1] for more details.

Comoros power adapters

What is the best power adapter for Comoros?

The best power adapter for Comoros will be a Type E plug adapter [3] which will allow you to use any 220 volt appliance or device.

What is the best power adapter for Comoros?

What is a power adapter?

Power adapters are compact and lightweight plastic adapters that permit a wall outlet in Comoros to accept a power plug from an appliance from a different region.

Do I need a power adapter in Comoros?

If the power plug that you are using isn't the same as the type of plug outlet in Comoros then you will need a power adapter.

Will I need a plug adapter for Comoros if I'm from the US?

If you are visiting from the US bring a plug adapter for Comoros as an American plug won't physically fit into a Comorian power outlet, and because the voltage is much higher you will also need to use a power converter for Comoros if your charger or appliance isn't dual voltage to prevent overheating or damage.

Can a power adapter change the voltage in Comoros?

Power adapters will only adapt the shape of a plug to fit into a 220 volt Comorian power outlet and doesn't convert the power to a different voltage. If you need to safely use any 100, 110 or 120 volt appliance then you will also need a step down power converter for Comoros.

What does a power adapter do?

A power adapter for Comoros allows visitors travelling from another country to use electronic appliances in Comoros by adapting the shape of the power plug from one type to another.

Comoros power outlets and plug sockets

What plug sockets are used in Comoros?

Type C and E power outlets

What plug sockets are used in Comoros?

There are two types of power outlets used in Comoros, these are type E and C with the primary power outlets being type E:

  • Plug Type C - The plug outlet (known as the type C socket or Europlug) is identified by 2 round holes adjacent to each other where the two plug socket pins go.
  • Plug Type E - You can identify this plug socket by two large round adjacent holes next to each other along with one long metal earth pin protruding the top in a triangle pattern.

What voltage is used in a Comorian power outlet?

The typical residential voltage used from a Comorian power outlet is 220 volts.

Do US plugs work in Comoros?

No - an American plug won't work in Comoros because it doesn't fit in a Comorian power outlet without using a power adapter. Also, the voltage is 220 volts so you will need to use a power converter for Comoros if your appliance or charger isn't dual voltage and check that your device or appliance will work with a 50hz power outlet.

Are outlets in Comoros the same as US?

US plugs won't fit in a Comorian power outlet so you will need to bring a power adapter for Comoros. Both the voltage and frequency are different so if your charger or appliance isn't dual voltage please use a power converter for Comoros and check that it works with a 50hz supply.

What frequency is used in Comoros?

The frequency of the alternating current from a Comorian power outlet is 50 Hz.

Is the voltage in Comoros the same as in the US?

The voltage which comes from a Comorian power outlet is 220 volts, whereas 120 volts is used in America. If your US appliance or charger isn't dual voltage then you should use a suitable power converter for a Comorian power outlet which allows a 120 volt American device to work with a 220 volt outlet.

How do I use a 110 volt appliance in Comoros?

To use either a 110 volt or 120 volt appliance in Comoros you need a step down power converter.

Comoros chargers

What is a USB travel power charger?

A USB travel charger is a dual voltage charger with interchangeable plugs and multiple USB ports, suitable for charging multiple USB powered devices when travelling abroad.

What USB charger do I need for Comoros?

When travelling with more than one device the best travel power adapter for Comoros is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. Comorians use two different standards of power outlets (E and C) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the included plugs over. If your device is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you will benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of travel adapters plus additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate power adapters for your trip or using up additional wall outlets. Because you are only packing a single USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers and using only a single power outlet.

For those travelling regularly we suggest buying a multipurpose travel adapter similar to this at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries on a daily basis.

What USB charger do I need for Comoros?

Why use a travel USB charger for Comoros?

  • Normal travel USB chargers include multiple USB charger ports, meaning you now only need to bring a single charger to charge multiple devices. Rather than bring 4 separate power chargers you only need to pack a single 4 port USB wall charger to power up to 4 individual devices, thereby reducing the weight of your baggage.
  • Travel USB chargers should include swappable plug heads for different regions thereby making them perfect if visiting different countries across Africa which will probably use different power outlets to Comoros.
  • A good power charger is lightweight, compact and rugged - perfect for the rigors of travel rather than risking packing a domestic charger which could be hard to repair in Comoros.
  • USB travel chargers can accept the 220 volt power outlets in Comoros along with different voltage standards across the world.
  • There is a possibility that hotel rooms in Comoros might only have a single power outlet, by bringing a travel charger with multiple USB ports means you can share the single wall outlet with family or other traveler rather than waiting to charge one device at a time.
  • Because of their flexible nature a travel USB charger takes the uncertainty out of travelling to an unknown country as they are guaranteed to work practically anywhere on the planet.
  • Power outlets in airports are often in short supply and the demand for charging multiple cell phones and tablets before a flight can be high, therefore a USB travel charger with multiple ports and the ability to fast charge is perect.
  • The power grid in some countries can be unstable, a quality travel USB charger allows for unexpected fluctuations and will prevent damage to any devices attached to it. Trying to repair an overloaded mobile phone or tablet in Comoros might prove inconvenient and costly.
  • More expensive USB chargers will also include power outlet strips to plug in multiple low powered devices such as laptops, but please be aware these will be unsuitable for high powered appliances such as hair dryers or clothes irons. For further information read our guide on using travel appliances with a Comorian power outlet for guidelines on the most suitable power adapter to use with a Comorian power outlet for high wattage devices.
  • Certain mobile phones and tablets could pull more than the standard 500 milliamps produced from a standard 5 volt USB adapter to charge or provide fast charge. Ensure that the USB power adapter can support fast charging should some of your devices require extra power.
  • When back at home travel USB chargers can still be useful by recharging multiple mobile phones on a daily basis using one power outlet.

What is the best USB charger for Comoros?

The is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Comoros and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Comoros.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and offers almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers 5 USB charging ports. This versatile power strip is compatible with both American plugs and popular plug types A, D,E/F, G, H, I, L and N making it perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Comoros.

Power converters for Comoros

What does a power converter for a Comorian power outlet do?

Power converters for Comoros allow you to use a 100, 110 or 120 volt electric device with a 220 volt Comorian power outlet.

Also known as: electrical converter, electrical transformer, voltage converter, power transformer or voltage transformer.

What is the difference between a power converter and a plug adapter?

A heavy and bulky power converter [8] converts a 220 volt Comorian power outlet to work with a non-220 volt device, but a more lightweight and cheaper power adapter [7] (or plug adapter) changes the shape of the plug on your device to fit into a power outlet in Comoros.

Do I need a power converter for Comoros?

When travelling to Comoros from another region check that the device will accept a 220 volt power supply.

  • You will need a step down power converter [9] if you are travelling from a country that uses 100-120 volts and your device or appliance won't support 220 volts. See the WikiConnections list of world power outlets guide to find out the voltage your country uses.
  • You won't need a power converter if you already use either a 220 volt single voltage device or one that supports dual voltage.
  • Devices designed for a lower voltage such as 110 volts and used with 220 volts run the potential risk of an electrical fire hazard, blowing a fuse or damage to your device.
  • You shouldn't need a power converter if you need to charge a smaller electrical device such as a mobile phone as these are normally dual voltage and designed for international use, but please always check the device for dual voltage support first.
  • For supplying power to high wattage appliances or generate heat (such as hair straighteners or clothes irons) then you will need to use a bulkier higher wattage heavy duty power converter [10] which allows it to be used with a 220 volt Comorian power outlet.
  • It should be more cost effective to use a smaller robust dual voltage travel appliance than bringing a heavier power converter to Comoros in order to use your existing domestic appliance.
  • For more information read our travel guides on how to use clothes irons, curling wands, flat irons and hairdryers with Comorian power outlets , along with recommendations for affordable dual voltage alternatives.

Do I need a power converter if I'm travelling to Comoros from America?

The voltage from a wall outlet in Comoros is different to an 110 volt American outlet, therefore please use a step down power converter if your appliance or charger doesn't support dual voltage.

What converter do I need for Comoros?

You need to use a step down power converter [9] which will allow you to use any 100, 110 or 120 volt appliance in Comoros.

What is the difference between a power converter and a transformer?

Voltage converter

What is the difference between a power converter and a transformer?

Converters and transformers are both used to change one voltage to another, but this ambiguity can cause confusion as their purposes are different:

  • Power converters are designed for simple electrical appliances which typically generate heat or use motors such as clothes irons, shavers or hair dryers. Transformers are designed for more complex electronic items such as televisions or games consoles.
  • Buying a power converter is cheaper than buying a power transformer.
  • Power transformers are larger and heavier making them more suited for permanent residential use; for example an expat wishing to use an imported television would need to use a transformer for this purpose.
  • Power converters are more suitable for travellers wishing to bring domestic appliances abroad such as hair dryers or flat irons. However, it is more practical and cost effective to purchase a dual voltage appliance designed for travel rather than a heavier power converter.
  • Power converters are suitable for 2 pin ungrounded appliances, it could be harder to find a converter if you want to use a grounded 3 pin appliance.
  • Transformers can be used constantly however it is recommended that converters are used for no longer than a couple of hours at a time.
  • Shops may sell transformers under the name of converters, for the purposes this guide we will be referring to both converters and transformers as converters.

How to convert 220 volts to 110 volts

  1. Use a step down power converter [9] to allow you to use a 110 or 120 volt appliance with a 220 volt Comorian power outlet.
  2. If the power converter doesn't include the correct shaped plug then it will also be necessary to plug in the power cord from the power converter into a power adapter for Comoros before plugging that into a Comorian power outlet.
  3. Some power converters include the ability to perform both step up and step down voltage conversions, therefore it may be necessary to manually switch the converter to output the voltage to the 110-120 volt range.
  4. Plug your appliance into the converter and turn the power on, your 110-120 volt appliance can now be used with a 220 volt Comorian power outlet.

What voltage is used in Comoros?

Comoros uses 220 volts in their power outlets.

How can I tell if I have a dual voltage or single voltage appliance?

Dual voltage hair dryer

How can I tell if I have a dual voltage or single voltage appliance?

A simple method to tell if your appliance is dual voltage is to check for a sticker on the charger or on the unit itself, normally near to where the power cord goes. This location will vary depending on the make and model of your appliance but could also be written on the box.

  • Single voltage devices might have a specific number - such as 240V.
  • Single voltage devices might also say a small voltage range (20 volts difference) with a dash to accomodate small voltage fluctuations - such as 220-240V.
  • Dual voltage devices will say a large range separated with a slash - such as 110/240V.

What can I connect to a Comorian power outlet?

Travel appliances which can connect to a Comorian power outlet

Beats Pill speakers which can connect to a Comorian power outlet

Jabra Bluetooth speakers which are compatible with a Comorian power outlet

Mobile phones that can connect to the Comorian power outlet

Apple iPhones that can be connected to the Comorian power outlet

Samsung Galaxy phones that work with a Comorian power outlet

A list of Amazon Kindle tablets which can connect to a Comorian power outlet

A list of Apple iPads which are compatible with a Comorian power outlet

Corrections

We endeavor to ensure all details on this page are correct and relevant to travelers visiting Comoros, if you wish to contribute any useful information or feedback please email travel@wikiconnections.org. For more comprehensive technical details visit the Wikipedia page on AC power plugs and sockets [11].

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comoros - wikipedia.org entry about Comoros.
  2. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/ - International Electrotechnical Commission World Plugs
  3. Type E plug adapter - Allows appliances to connect to Type E power outlets without converting voltage.
  4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adapter - power adaptor
  5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mains_electricity_by_country - WikiPedia - Mains electricity by country
  6. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters.
  7. https://www.amazon.com/Ceptics-GP-12PK-International-Worldwide-Universal/dp/B01DJEBLQU/ref=as_li_ss_tl?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=CFDDSXZJ59CH648AVQ0H&linkCode=ll1&tag=wikiconnections-20&linkId=b865b6ca5e535d710bf1e1b3a790f622 - power adapter
  8. Power converter - A step up step down power converter converts 110-120 volts up to 220-240 volts and 220-240 volts down to 110-120 Volts.
  9. Step down power converter - A step down power converter allows a 100-120 volt appliance to be used in a 220-240 volt power outlet.
  10. Heavy duty power converter - A 5000 watt heavy duty step up and step down power converter used to convert voltages for domestic appliances, power tools, televisions, heating appliances and motors.
  11. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AC_power_plugs_and_sockets - AC power plugs and sockets