Yemen power adapters - what plugs are used in Yemen?

Yemeni power outlet

Summary

The type of power adapter, power converter or charger that you'll need when visiting Yemen all depend on the voltage and type of device that you're trying to power with a Yemeni power outlet. If you're unclear about which voltage your device uses then read the section about how can you tell if you have a single voltage or dual voltage device first.

  • If your device can run on 230 volts or is dual voltage and your plug fits in a Yemeni power outlet then you can use it in Yemen without needing anything else.
  • If your device is 230 volts or is dual voltage but the plug won't fit in a Yemeni power outlet you'll need a suitable plug adapter for Yemen such a Type G plug adapter [2]. A plug adapter for Yemen (or power adapter) will only change the actual shape of the plug on your device to fit into a plug outlet found in Yemen, but can't change the voltage from 230 volts to another voltage.
  • If your device can't run on 230 volts and isn't dual voltage then you'll also need a power converter for Yemen to convert the voltage from 230 volts to the correct voltage on your device. You will still need to use a suitable plug adapter for Yemen if the power converter doesn't use the correct Type G plug adapter.
  • If you simply want to power USB devices such as mobile phones or tablets then a USB travel power adapter is suitable and it should be dual voltage, but make sure that you choose to bring one which includes a Type G plug adapter otherwise you will still need to use a suitable plug adapter for Yemen.

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

Background

Varying different combinations of frequencies and standards can all cause confusion when planning on staying in a foreign country if you've never visited before. This isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used in the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need in advance to power your electronics in Yemen. This page contains links to step by step instructions telling you exactly which power adapters you'll need to supply power to your devices when you're travelling to Yemen using their standard types G, A or D Yemeni 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. Power adapters vary depending on which area you visiting therefore please read the WikiConnections travel power adapters list for a full list showing charging devices in different destinations. We suggest referring to the Yemen Wikipedia page [1] for more indepth details prior to travelling to the area.

Yemen power adapters

Do I need a power adapter in Yemen?

It will depend on where you are travelling from and the type of plug you are attempting to use. An American Type A or B outlet might not typically be found in Yemen so it is advisable to use a suitable plug adapter for Yemen, however because the voltage is different you will definitely need to use a power converter for Yemen if your charger or appliance isn't dual voltage to prevent damage or overheating.

What is the best power adapter for Yemen?

The best power adapter for Yemen will be a Type G plug adapter [2] which allows you to use any 230 volt device or appliance.

What is the best power adapter for Yemen?

Yemen power outlets

What type of outlets are in Yemen?

There are three types of power outlets used in Yemen, types G, A and D with the primary power supply being type G:

  • Plug Type A - You can recognise the power supply by 2 slots adjacent to each other.
  • Plug Type D - The wall supply, also called a type D power outlet, can be recognised by the three round holes forming a triangular shape.
  • Plug Type G - This power socket (technically known as a type G power outlet) looks like 3 slots with shutters forming a triangular pattern.
What type of outlets are in Yemen?

What is the voltage in Yemen?

The common voltage in Yemen is 230 volts.

Is the voltage in Yemen the same as the US?

The voltage in Yemen is 230 volts, but 120 volts is used in America. If your American charger or appliance isn't dual voltage then you will need to use a power converter for Yemen which can change the voltage from 230 volts to 120 volts.

Are Yemeni power outlets the same as US?

Even though US Type A or B outlets could possibly be found in Yemen it is still recommended to bring a suitable power adapter for Yemen. Both the voltage and frequency are different so if your charger or appliance isn't dual voltage you need to use a power converter for Yemen and check that it works with a 50hz power outlet.

What electrical frequency is used in Yemen?

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

Yemen 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 Yemen?

When you are travelling with more than one device then the best travel charger for Yemen is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [5]. Yemenis use three different types of plug sockets (types G, A and D) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types A and G. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your model of device supports Fast Charge then you will benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other chargers this means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to buy individual travel adapters or using up additional wall sockets. By only needing to pack a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for charging your devices at an airport or on a plane. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones and using just a single plug socket.

For those travelling to different continents we recommend searching for a multipurpose 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 with good reliably.

What USB charger do I need for Yemen?

Why use a travel USB charger for Yemen?

  • Most travel USB chargers include multiple USB charger ports, meaning you only need to bring one charger to charge all your devices. Instead of bringing 4 separate power chargers it becomes only necessary to pack a single 4 port USB wall charger in order to power up to 4 devices, thereby reducing the weight of your baggage.
  • Most travel USB chargers include interchangeable plug heads for different regions. This is perfect when visiting other countries which are likely to use a different outlet to Yemen.
  • Good chargers are lightweight, compact and rugged; perfect for the rigors of travel instead of than risking bringing a domestic charger which might be hard to replace in Yemen.
  • USB travel chargers can accept both the 230 volts used in Yemen power outlets along with different voltage standards across the world.
  • There is a chance that hotel bedrooms or accommodation in Yemen might 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.
  • Due to their versatile nature a travel USB charger takes the uncertainty out of visiting an unknown destination as they are guaranteed to work practically anywhere in the world.
  • Power outlets found in airport departure gates are often in short supply and demand for charging multiple cell phones and tablets from other passengers during departure can be high, therefore a USB travel charger with multiple ports and the ability to charge quickly is ideal.
  • Some countries power grids are unstable, a quality travel USB charger allows for unexpected surges and will help prevent damage to any devices attached to it. Trying to repair an overloaded smartphone in Yemen might prove inconvenient and costly.
  • Premium USB travel chargers should also incorporate power outlet strips to power low wattage domestic appliances such as laptops, howeverthese are unsuitable for high wattage appliances such as hair dryers or clothes irons. See the guide on using travel appliances with a Yemeni power outlet for useful guidelines on the best power adapter to use with a Yemeni power outlet for high wattage appliances.
  • Certain tablets and mobile 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 incase some of your devices require additional power.
  • When returning home travel USB power chargers can also be useful by charging multiple cellphones and tablets on a daily basis using only one power outlet.

What is the best USB charger for Yemen?

The is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North 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 best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America going to Yemen 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 the US using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more generous 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Yemen.

Power converters for Yemen

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

Voltage converter

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

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 Yemen, but a more expensive and heavier power converter [7] transforms a 230 volt Yemeni power outlet to work with a non-230 volt device.

Do I need a voltage converter for Yemen?

If travelling to Yemen from another region double check your device can be used with a 230v supply.

  • If charging a USB device which came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts ensure that the device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional International travel voltage converter [9] to stop the device from overheating whilst powering it up.
  • When powering larger appliances if you are visiting Yemen from a lower 110 volt country you will need to use a much bulkier Step Down Voltage Converter [8] to convert the voltage from 110 volts to 230 volts.

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

Is my device single voltage or dual voltage?

Dual voltage hair dryer

Is my device single voltage or dual voltage?

The easiest method to see if a device is either single voltage or dual voltage is to look for numbers printed on the power plug, or on the appliance itself, normally near to where the power cord plugs into. The location will vary depending on the make and model of your device, it should also be written 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 typically say a larger range separated with a slash - such as 100/240V.

Travel appliances that can connect to a Yemeni 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 Yemeni power outlet

Beats Pill
Beats Pill

Beats Pill 2
Beats Pill 2

Jabra Bluetooth speakers which are compatible with a Yemeni power outlet

Jabra Solemate
Jabra Solemate

Jabra Solemate Mini
Jabra Solemate Mini

Mobile phones which work with the Yemeni power outlet

A mobile phone
mobile phone

Apple iPhones which can connect to a Yemeni 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 Yemeni power outlet

Samsung Galaxy S4
Samsung Galaxy S4

A list of Amazon Kindle tablets which can connect to a Yemeni 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 Yemeni 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/Yemen - Yemeni 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.