Djibouti power adapters - what plugs are used in Djibouti?

Djiboutian power outlet

Summary

The type of plug adapter, converter or charger that you'll need when visiting Djibouti all depend on the voltage and type of device that you're attempting to charge with a Djiboutian power outlet. If you do not know what voltage your device can use then please read the section below about how to tell the voltage of your device before going any further.

  • If your device can run on 220 volts or is dual voltage and your plug fits in a Djiboutian power outlet then you can use it in Djibouti without needing a plug adapter.
  • If your device is 220 volts or is dual voltage but the plug won't fit in a Djiboutian power outlet then you will need to bring a suitable plug adapter for Djibouti such a Type E plug adapter [2]. Please be aware that a plug adapter for Djibouti (or power adapter) is designed to change the shape of the plug on your device to fit into a plug outlet found in Djibouti, but but is unable to change the voltage from 220 volts to another voltage.
  • If your device can't run on 220 volts and isn't dual voltage then you'll also need a power converter for Djibouti to convert the voltage from 220 volts to the correct voltage on your device. You will still need to bring along a suitable plug adapter for Djibouti if your power converter doesn't include the correct Type E plug adapter.
  • If you simply need to power your USB devices such as mobile phones or tablets then a USB travel power adapter will be more suited and it should work with any voltage, but make sure that you bring a USB travel adapter which has a Type E plug adapter otherwise you'll still need to pack a suitable plug adapter for Djibouti.

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

Background

Differing standards and plugs can often be daunting when planning on travelling to another country, especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of standards used in the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need in advance to power your electronics in Djibouti. This page has links to simple instructions demonstrating exactly how to power your devices when staying in Djibouti by using the standard Type E or C 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. You will find power adapters will vary depending on which region you are visiting therefore we recommend reading the power adapters page for a complete list of countries. We suggest referring to the Djibouti Wikipedia page [1] for further information on visiting the area.

Djibouti power adapters

Do I need a plug adapter for Djibouti?

This depends on where you are travelling from and the type of plug you wish to use in Djibouti. A US plug won't physically fit in a Djiboutian power outlet therefore you will need to use a power adapter for Djibouti, and because the voltage is much higher you will also need to bring a power converter for Djibouti to prevent damage or overheating to your device or appliance if it isn't dual voltage.

What is the best power adapter for Djibouti?

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

What is the best power adapter for Djibouti?

Djibouti power outlets

What type of outlets are in Djibouti?

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

  • Plug Type C - You can identify this wall supply by two circular adjacent holes next to each other.
  • Plug Type E - This round power socket can be identified by two large circular adjacent holes with a single long metal grounding pin protruding from the top forming a triangular shape.
What type of outlets are in Djibouti?

What is the voltage in Djibouti?

The normal residential voltage in Djibouti is 220 volts.

Is the voltage in Djibouti the same as the US?

The voltage from a Djiboutian power outlet is 220 volts, however 120 volts is used in the US. If your American appliance or power charger doesn't support dual voltage then you will need use a suitable power converter for Djibouti which can change the voltage from 220 volts to 120 volts.

Are outlets in Djibouti the same as in the US?

An American plug won't fit in a Djiboutian power outlet so use a power adapter for Djibouti. Both the voltage and frequency are different so if your charger or appliance isn't dual voltage use a power converter for Djibouti and ensure that it works with 50hz.

What electrical frequency is used with a Djiboutian power outlet?

The frequency from a Djiboutian power outlet is 50 Hz.

Djibouti USB 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 travelling abroad.

What USB charger do I need for Djibouti?

If travelling with more than one device or visiting multiple countries then the best travel charger for Djibouti is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [5]. There are two types of wall outlets in Djibouti (types E and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your device is compatible with Fast Charge then you will benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices. Unlike other chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy individual power chargers or using up additional wall sockets. Only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being on hand for charging your devices at an airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power charger online, the multipurpose travel charger illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [5] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries with perfect reliably.

What USB charger do I need for Djibouti?

Why use a travel USB charger for Djibouti?

  • Typically travel USB chargers include multiple USB charger ports, meaning you only need to bring one charger to charge multiple devices. Rather than bring 4 individual power chargers it's now only necessary to pack one 4 port USB wall charger to power up to 4 separate devices, thereby cutting down on the size and weight of your baggage.
  • All travel USB power chargers will include swappable plug heads for various countries thereby making them suitable when visiting other countries which will probably use a different standard to Djibouti.
  • A good USB power charger is lightweight, compact and rugged - ideal for rigors of travel rather than risking bringing a domestic charger which might be hard to replace in Djibouti.
  • USB chargers can accept both the 220 volts used in Djibouti power outlets along with other voltage standards in other countries.
  • It is possible that some hotels in Djibouti only have one power outlet, by bringing a travel charger with multiple USB ports allows you to share the single power supply with family or other traveler rather than having to wait to recharge each device one by one.
  • Because of their flexible nature they take the worry out of travelling to any unknown country as they are guaranteed to work almost anywhere on the planet.
  • Power outlets in airport departure gates are often scarce and the demand for charging multiple cell phones from other passengers during departure can be high, therefore a USB travel charger with multiple ports and the capability to fast charge is perect.
  • The power grid in some countries can be unstable, a travel charger allows for unexpected fluctuations and prevents damage to any devices connected to it. Trying to repair an overloaded mobile phone or tablet in Djibouti could prove to be difficult and costly.
  • Premium USB travel chargers will also include a power outlet strip to use low powered devices such as laptops, but these are unsuitable for high wattage domestic such as hair dryers or clothes irons. Read the guide on using travel appliances with a Djiboutian power outlet for useful advice on the best power adapter for a high wattage appliances in a Djiboutian power outlet.
  • Certain tablets and cell phones might pull more than the normal 500 milliamps supplied by a normal 5 volt USB adapter to charge or provide fast charge. Ensure that the USB power adapter can support fast charging should any of your devices need extra power.
  • When back at home travel USB chargers can also be useful by charging multiple mobile phones every night using only a single power outlet.

What is the best USB charger for Djibouti?

The is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Djibouti and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Djibouti.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Djibouti.

Power converters for Djibouti

What is the difference between a power adapter and a power converter for Djibouti?

Voltage converter

What is the difference between a power adapter and a power converter for Djibouti?

An expensive and heavy power converter [7] will convert the voltage of 220 volts from a Djiboutian power outlet to work with a non-220 volt device, however a more lightweight and smaller power adapter [6] (or plug adapter) changes the shape of the plug on your appliance to slot into a power outlet in Djibouti.

Do I need a voltage converter for Djibouti?

If travelling to Djibouti from another region check that your device can be used with a 220v supply.

  • If charging a USB device which was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check your device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional International travel voltage converter [9] to prevent the device from being damaged during charging.
  • When powering larger appliances if you are visiting Djibouti from a lower 110 volt country you will need to use a bulkier Step Down Voltage Converter [8] to convert the voltage from 110 volts to 220 volts.

See the world power outlets page to find out which voltage your country uses.

How can you tell if you have a dual voltage appliance?

Dual voltage hair straighteners

How can you tell if you have a dual voltage appliance?

The way to tell if your device is dual voltage is to look for numbers printed on the power plug or on the device itself, normally on the rear of the device or near to where the power cord goes. This location might depend on the make and model of your appliance and could also state in the instruction manual.

  • Single voltage devices could have a specific number - such as 220V.
  • Single voltage devices might also say a small voltage range (around 20 volts) with a dash to accomodate small voltage fluctuations - such as 100-120V.
  • Dual voltage devices will say a large voltage range separated with a slash - such as 110/240V.

Travel appliances that can connect to a Djiboutian power outlet

Clothes iron
clothes iron

Curling iron
curling iron

Hair dryer
hair dryer

Hair straighteners
hair straighteners

Beats Pill speakers which can connect to a Djiboutian power outlet

Beats Pill
Beats Pill

Beats Pill 2
Beats Pill 2

Jabra Bluetooth speakers which are compatible with a Djiboutian power outlet

Jabra Solemate
Jabra Solemate

Jabra Solemate Mini
Jabra Solemate Mini

Mobile phones which can connect to the Djiboutian power outlet

A mobile phone
mobile phone

Apple iPhones which work with the Djiboutian power outlet

iPhone
iPhone

iPhone 3G
iPhone 3G

iPhone 3GS
iPhone 3GS

iPhone 4
iPhone 4

iPhone 4S
iPhone 4S

iPhone 5
iPhone 5

iPhone 5C
iPhone 5C

iPhone 5S
iPhone 5S

iPhone 6
iPhone 6

iPhone 6 Plus
iPhone 6 Plus

Samsung Galaxy phones that work with a Djiboutian power outlet

Samsung Galaxy S4
Samsung Galaxy S4

A list of Amazon Kindle tablets which work with a Djiboutian power outlet

Kindle Fire 1st generation
Kindle Fire 1st generation

Kindle Fire 2nd generation
Kindle Fire 2nd generation

Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation
Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation

Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation
Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation

Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation
Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation

Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation
Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation

Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation
Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation

Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation
Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation

Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation
Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation

Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation
Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation

Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation
Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation

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

iPad
iPad

iPad 2
iPad 2

iPad 3
iPad 3

iPad 4
iPad 4

iPad Air
iPad Air

iPad Air 2
iPad Air 2

iPad Mini
iPad Mini

iPad Mini 2
iPad Mini 2

iPad Mini 4
iPad Mini 4

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Djibouti - Djibouti country page on wikipedia.org.
  2. Type E plug adapter - Allows appliances to connect to Type E power outlets without converting voltage.
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/ - International Electrotechnical Commission World Plugs
  4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mains_electricity_by_country - WikiPedia - Mains electricity by country
  5. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters.
  6. 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
  7. Power converter - A step up step down power converter transformer converts 110-120 volts up to 220-240 volts and 220-240 volts down to 110-120 Volts.
  8. https://www.amazon.com/mn/search/ref=as_li_ss_tl?_encoding=UTF8&bbn=10967761&camp=1789&creative=390957&fst=as%3Aoff&linkCode=ur2&qid=1451321648&rh=n%3A172282%2Cn%3A!493964%2Cn%3A281407%2Cn%3A173541%2Cn%3A10967761%2Cp_n_feature_keywords_browse-bin%3A2888021011%5Cc2888054011&rnid=2887998011&tag=wikiconnections-20&linkId=A6EA2MIBWUPLQKJD - Step Down Voltage Converter
  9. International travel voltage converter - Travel voltage converters change the voltage of an electrical power supply by stepping up or stepping down the voltage and are often compact units which support both plug sockets and USB charging.