Bangladesh power adapters - what plugs are used in Bangladesh?

Bangladeshi power outlet

Summary

The type of plug adapter, converter or charger that you'll need when visiting Bangladesh all depends on the voltage and type of device that you're trying to power in a Bangladeshi power outlet. If you're unsure of which 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 is 220 volts or is dual voltage and the plug will fit in a Bangladeshi power outlet then it can work in Bangladesh.
  • If your device can run on 220 volts or is dual voltage but your plug won't fit in a Bangladeshi power outlet then you will need to bring a suitable plug adapter for Bangladesh such a Type G plug adapter [2]. A plug adapter for Bangladesh (or power adapter) changes the actual shape of the plug on your device to fit into a plug outlet found in Bangladesh, but doesn't convert the voltage from 220 volts to use with another voltage.
  • If your device doesn't run on 220 volts and isn't dual voltage you'll also need a power converter for Bangladesh to convert the voltage from 220 volts to the correct voltage on your device. You will still need to pack a suitable plug adapter for Bangladesh if the power converter doesn't use the correct Type G plug adapter.
  • If you need to power USB devices such as a mobile phone or tablet then a USB travel power adapter is recommended and it should be dual voltage, but ensure that you choose to bring one which has a Type G plug adapter otherwise you'll still need to pack a suitable plug adapter for Bangladesh.

Warning: If your device won't handle the 220 volts used in Bangladesh you run the potential risk of damage to your device, an electrical fire hazard or blowing a fuse. Prior to using your device in Bangladesh please check the instruction manual first to ensure safe operation.

Background

Complicated voltages and plug types can all be daunting when planning to travel to a different country especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your device in Bangladesh. This page has links to instructions which shows exactly how to power your devices when travelling to Bangladesh by using their G, C, D or K type 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. You'll discover power adapters vary from region to region so please read the power adapters page for a full list of countries. We suggest referring to the Bangladesh Wikipedia page [1] for more information.

Bangladesh power adapters

Do I need a power adapter in Bangladesh?

If the outlet in your home country is different to the shape of the plug outlet in Bangladesh then you will need a power adapter. American plugs won't fit into a Bangladeshi power outlet therefore you will need to bring a plug adapter for Bangladesh, and as the voltage is 220 volts you will also need to use a power converter for Bangladesh if your charger or appliance isn't dual voltage to prevent overheating or damage.

What is the best power adapter for Bangladesh?

The best power adapter for Bangladesh is a Type G power adapter [2] which will allow you to use any 220 volt device or appliance.

What is the best power adapter for Bangladesh?

Bangladesh power outlets

What type of outlets are in Bangladesh?

There are four types of power supply used in Bangladesh, these are type G, C, D and K with the primary power supply being type G:

  • Plug Type C - You can recognise the plug socket by 2 holes adjacent to each other where the live and neutral plug socket pins slide into.
  • Plug Type D - The power supply, also called a type D power outlet, looks like three round holes forming a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground.
  • Plug Type G - You can recognise the power supply by 3 vertical rectangular holes in a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth pins.
  • Plug Type K - The power supply, also called a type K power outlet, can be recognised by the three large holes forming an upside-down triangle configuration with the bottom hole appearing semicircular in shape.
What type of outlets are in Bangladesh?

What is the voltage in Bangladesh?

The normal voltage in Bangladesh is 220 volts.

Is an electrical outlet in Bangladesh the same as the US?

American plugs won't fit in a Bangladeshi power outlet so you will need to bring a plug adapter for Bangladesh. Both the voltage and frequency are different so if your appliance or charger isn't dual voltage you will need to use a power converter for Bangladesh and ensure that it works with 50hz.

Is the voltage in Bangladesh the same as the US?

The voltage in Bangladesh is 220 volts, but 120 volts is used in America. If your US charger or appliance can't handle dual voltage then you need a suitable power converter for Bangladesh which allows a 120 volt US device to work in a 220 volt outlet.

What is the frequency used in Bangladesh?

The frequency from a Bangladeshi power outlet is 50 Hz.

Bangladesh 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 Bangladesh?

When you are travelling with more than just one device then the best travel charger for Bangladesh is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [5]. There are four different types of plug sockets that Bangladeshis use (types G, C, D and K) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your device supports Fast Charge then you will benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters plus support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel chargers having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to buy individual travel adapters or using up additional wall outlets. By only packing a single travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying a flexible power charger similar to this online, the multipurpose power charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [5] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

What USB charger do I need for Bangladesh?

Why use a travel USB charger for Bangladesh?

  • Normal travel USB chargers include 4 or more USB charger ports, this means that you should 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 which cuts down on the weight and size of your luggage.
  • Travel USB chargers include interchangeable plug heads for different regions. This is perfect when visiting other countries which are likely to use different power outlets to Bangladesh.
  • A good charger is rugged, lightweight and compact; perfect for rigors of travel rather than risking bringing a domestic charger which could be impossible to repair or replace in Bangladesh.
  • USB travel chargers can accept the 220 volt power outlets in Bangladesh plus different voltage standards in other countries.
  • It is possible that some hotels in Bangladesh only have a single wall outlet, by using a travel charger with multiple USB ports means you can share the single wall outlet with all your devices instead of waiting to charge each device one by one.
  • Because of their flexible nature they take the worry out of visiting any unknown country as they are guaranteed to work almost anywhere in the world.
  • Power outlets found in airports are often in short supply and demand for charging multiple devices from other passengers during departure can be high, therefore a USB travel charger with multiple ports and the capability to charge quickly is ideal.
  • Some countries power grids are unstable, a travel USB charger allows for unexpected surges to prevent damage to any devices connected to it. Trying to repair an overloaded smartphone in Bangladesh might prove to be difficult and costly.
  • Premium USB chargers also feature power outlet strips to use multiple low wattage domestic appliances such as laptops, but please these are unsuitable for high wattage domestic such as hair dryers or clothes irons. See our section on using travel appliances in Bangladesh for advice on the most suitable power adapter for a high wattage appliances in a Bangladeshi power outlet.
  • Some mobile phones could pull more than the standard 500 mA 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 require additional power.
  • When returning home travel USB power chargers can also be useful by charging multiple cellphones and tablets every night using one power outlet.

What is the best USB charger for Bangladesh?

The is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power converter for travellers originating from America going to Bangladesh using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Bangladesh.

Power converters for Bangladesh

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

Voltage converter

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

A lightweight, cheap and small power adapter [6] (or plug adapter) changes the shape of the plug on your device to fit into a power outlet found in Bangladesh, but a more expensive and heavier power converter [7] transforms a 220 volt Bangladeshi power outlet to work with a non-220 volt device.

Do I need a power converter for Bangladesh?

When you are travelling to Bangladesh from another region please ensure that the device can accept a 220v supply.

  • If charging a USB device which was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check that the device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional International travel voltage converter [9] to stop the device from overheating when charging it.
  • For powering larger appliances if you are visiting Bangladesh from a lower 110 volt country you will need to use a much larger 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.

What voltage is my appliance?

Single voltage hair dryer

What voltage is my appliance?

The best way to tell if your device is dual voltage is to look for either a sticker or numbers printed on the supplied charger or on the unit itself, typically on the rear or near to where the power cord goes. This location might vary depending on the make or model of your unit but could also be written on the box or in the instruction manual.

  • Single voltage devices might have a specific number - such as 240V.
  • Single voltage devices could also have 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 100/240V.

Travel appliances that can connect to a Bangladeshi 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 Bangladeshi power outlet

Beats Pill
Beats Pill

Beats Pill 2
Beats Pill 2

Jabra Bluetooth speakers which are compatible with a Bangladeshi power outlet

Jabra Solemate
Jabra Solemate

Jabra Solemate Mini
Jabra Solemate Mini

Mobile phones which work with the Bangladeshi power outlet

A mobile phone
mobile phone

Apple iPhones which can be connected to a Bangladeshi 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 can connect to a Bangladeshi power outlet

Samsung Galaxy S4
Samsung Galaxy S4

A list of Amazon Kindle tablets which can connect to a Bangladeshi 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 Bangladeshi 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/Bangladesh - Bangladesh country Wiki page.
  2. Type G plug adapter - Allows appliances to connect to Type G 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.