Algeria power adapters - what plugs are used in Algeria?

Algerian power outlet

Summary

The type of power adapter, power converter or charger that's needed when visiting Algeria all depends on the voltage and type of device that you're trying to charge in an Algerian power outlet. If you're unsure of which voltage your device uses then read the section on how can you tell if you have a single voltage or dual voltage device first.

  • If your device is 230 volts or is dual voltage and the plug will fit in an Algerian power outlet then it can work in Algeria.
  • If your device can run on 230 volts or is dual voltage but your plug doesn't fit in an Algerian power outlet you'll need a suitable plug adapter for Algeria such a Type F plug adapter [2]. A plug adapter for Algeria (or power adapter) will only change the actual shape of the plug on your device to fit into a plug outlet found in Algeria, but doesn't convert the voltage from 230 volts to a different voltage.
  • If your device doesn't run on 230 volts and isn't dual voltage you will also need a power converter for Algeria to convert the voltage from 230 volts to the correct voltage for your device. You'll still need to use a suitable plug adapter for Algeria if the power converter doesn't include the correct Type F plug adapter.
  • If you simply want to power USB devices such as a tablet or mobile phone then a USB travel power adapter is recommended and it should be dual voltage, however ensure that you choose to bring one which includes a Type F plug adapter otherwise you will also need to pack a suitable plug adapter for Algeria.

Warning: If your device won't handle 230 volts you run a risk of damage to your device, an electrical fire hazard or blowing a fuse. Prior to using your device in Algeria check the instruction manual first to ensure safe operation.

Background

Various voltages and sockets can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of standards used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your device in Algeria. This page contains links to step-by-step instructions demonstrating exactly which power adapters you'll need to supply power to your devices when you're visiting Algeria using their F or C type 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. You will find that most power adapters will vary depending on which country you're taking a trip to therefore we suggest that you read our Wiki Connections world power adapters page for a complete list of powering devices in different destinations. We also recommend reading the Algeria Wikipedia page [1] for more information.

Algeria power adapters

What is the best power adapter for Algeria?

The best power adapter for Algeria is a Type F power adapter [2] which is suitable for powering any 230 volt appliance or device.

What is the best power adapter for Algeria?

Algeria power outlets

What is the voltage in Algeria?

The normal residential voltage in Algeria is 230 volts.

What plug sockets are used in Algeria?

There are two different types of power supply used in Algeria, these are type F and C with the primary power supply being type F:

  • Plug Type C - The plug socket can be recognised by the two round holes next to each other.
  • Plug Type F - You can recognise the plug socket by the two holes 19 mm apart from each other where the two pins sit, plus a pair of two grounding clips on the top and bottom.
What plug sockets are used in Algeria?

Algeria 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 Algeria?

When you are travelling to more than one country then the best international travel power adapter for Algeria to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [4]. Algerians use two different types of plug sockets (F and C) and using a travel charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your model of device can support Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you will benefit from much faster charging times with one of these power chargers plus compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to buy individual travel adapters on your trip to Algeria. Only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers with only a single wall outlet.

If you travel on a regular basis we recommend searching for a flexible power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The power adapter illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [4] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with good reliably.

What USB charger do I need for Algeria?

Why use a travel USB charger for Algeria?

  • 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 Algeria.
  • 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 Algeria.
  • USB chargers can accept both the 230 volts used in Algeria power outlets along with other voltage standards in other countries.
  • It is possible that some hotels in Algeria 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 Algeria 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 an Algerian power outlet for useful advice on the best power adapter for a high wattage appliances in an Algerian 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 Algeria?

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 Algeria 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 Algeria.
  • 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.
  • Yubi Universal Power Strip Kit - The Yobi only has 2 USB charging ports but offers 6 AC outlets. This versatile power strip is compatible with both American plugs and popular plug types A, B, E, F, G and I making it perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Algeria.

Power converters for Algeria

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

An expensive and heavy power converter [6] will convert the voltage of 230 volts from an Algerian power outlet to work with a non-230 volt device, however a more lightweight and smaller power adapter [5] (or plug adapter) changes the shape of the plug on your appliance to slot into a power outlet in Algeria.

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

Do I need a power converter for Algeria?

When you are visiting Algeria from a different country check that your device can accept a 230 volt supply.

  • If charging a USB device which originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional International travel voltage converter [8] to avoid the device from overheating when charging it.
  • For supplying power to larger appliances if you are traveling to Algeria from a lower 110 volt location you will need to use a bulkier Step Down Voltage Converter [7] to convert the voltage from 110 volts to 230 volts.

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

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 seperated with a slash - such as 110/240V.

Travel appliances that can connect to an Algerian 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 an Algerian power outlet

Beats Pill
Beats Pill

Beats Pill 2
Beats Pill 2

Jabra Bluetooth speakers which are compatible with an Algerian power outlet

Jabra Solemate
Jabra Solemate

Jabra Solemate Mini
Jabra Solemate Mini

Mobile phones which can connect to the Algerian power outlet

A mobile phone
mobile phone

Apple iPhones which work with the Algerian 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 an Algerian power outlet

Samsung Galaxy S4
Samsung Galaxy S4

A list of Amazon Kindle tablets which work with an Algerian 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 an Algerian 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/Algeria - Algeria country page on wikipedia.org.
  2. Type F plug adapter - Allows appliances to connect to Type F power outlets without converting voltage.
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/ - International Electrotechnical Commission World Plugs
  4. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters.
  5. 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
  6. 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.
  7. 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
  8. 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.