Azerbaijan power adapters - what plugs are used in Azerbaijan?

Azerbaijani power outlet

What adapter do I need for Azerbaijan?

The type of power adapter, power converter or charger that's needed when visiting Azerbaijan all depends on the voltage and type of device that you're attempting to charge with an Azerbaijani power outlet. If you don't know which voltage your device can use then read the section about how to find out the voltage of your device first.

  • If you're planning on visiting Azerbaijan from America you will need to bring a suitable power adapter to fit a US plug in an Azerbaijani power outlet. Because the voltage is different in Azerbaijan use a power converter if your device isn't dual voltage and check that your it can work with a 50hz power outlet.
  • If your device is 230 volts or is dual voltage and your plug will fit in an Azerbaijani power outlet then you can use it in Azerbaijan.
  • If your device is 230 volts or is dual voltage but the plug doesn't fit in an Azerbaijani power outlet then you'll need a suitable plug adapter for Azerbaijan such a Type F plug adapter [6]. A plug adapter for Azerbaijan (or power adapter) will only change the shape of the plug on your device to fit into a plug outlet found in Azerbaijan, but isn't designed to convert the voltage from 230 volts to another voltage.
  • If your device is unable to run on 230 volts and isn't dual voltage then you will also need a power converter for Azerbaijan to convert the voltage from 230 volts to the correct voltage on your device. You'll still need to bring a suitable plug adapter for Azerbaijan if the power converter doesn't include the correct Type F plug adapter.
  • If you only need to bring your USB devices such as tablets or cell phones then a USB travel power adapter is recommended and it should work with any voltage, but ensure that you bring one which has a Type F plug adapter otherwise you'll also need to bring a suitable plug adapter for Azerbaijan.

Warning: If your device won't handle 230 volts you run the potential risk of damage to your device, an electrical fire hazard or a blown fuse. Before attempting to use your device in Azerbaijan check the instruction manual to ensure safe operation.

Background

Varying complicated combinations of voltages and plugs can often be daunting when planning to travel to a new country for the first time traveller. However this isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power your device in Azerbaijan. This page has links to step by step instructions showing you how to supply power to your devices when you are in Azerbaijan by using their standard Type F or C 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. Most power adapters will vary regionally therefore we recommend that you read our Wiki Connections world power adapters list for a complete list showing charging devices in different regions and countries. We also suggest reading the Azerbaijan Wikipedia page [1] for further details on the area.

Azerbaijan power adapters

What is the best power adapter for Azerbaijan?

The best power adapter for Azerbaijan is a Type F plug adapter [6] which will allow you to use any 230 volt appliance or device.

What is the best power adapter for Azerbaijan?

What is a power adapter for Azerbaijani power outlet?

Power adapters are compact and lightweight plastic adapters which permit a different shaped power plug from a different region to easily fit into an Azerbaijani power outlet.

Also known as: an electrical adapter, plug adapter, travel adapter, electrical adaptor, mains travel adapter or power adaptor [7].

What does a power adapter for an Azerbaijani power outlet do?

A power adapter enables a visitor from another country to use their own electronic devices in Azerbaijan simply by adapting the shape of the plug from one shape to another.

Do I need a power adapter in Azerbaijan?

This will depend on the type of plug you want to use and the location you are travelling from.

Do I need a plug adapter for Azerbaijan if I'm from the US?

If you are travelling from the US you will need to bring a power adapter for Azerbaijan because US plugs won't fit in an Azerbaijani power outlet, and because the voltage is much higher you will also need to use a power converter for Azerbaijan to prevent overheating or damage to your device or appliance if it isn't dual voltage.

Do European plugs work in Azerbaijan?

Because there are eight different power outlet types used throughout Europe there is a possibility that a plug adapter that works in another country in Europe doesn't fit in an Azerbaijani power outlet.

Does a power adapter change the voltage in Azerbaijan?

No - a power adapter only adapts the shape of a plug to fit into a 230 volt Azerbaijani power outlet and doesn't convert to a higher voltage. If you need to safely use any 100, 110 or 120 volt device then you also need to bring a step down power converter for Azerbaijan along with the right adapter.

Azerbaijan power outlets and plug sockets

What plug sockets are used in Azerbaijan?

Type C and F power outlets

What plug sockets are used in Azerbaijan?

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

  • Plug Type C - This plug outlet (called the type C socket or Europlug) is identified by the 2 round adjacent holes where the live and neutral pins go.
  • Plug Type F - The round plug outlet, technically known as a Schuko plug, can be identified by two 4.8mm round adjacent holes for live and neutral, plus a pair of thin grounding clips above and below.

What voltage is used in an Azerbaijani power outlet?

The typical residential voltage from an Azerbaijani power outlet is 230 volts.

Do US plugs work in Azerbaijan?

No; an American plug won't work in Azerbaijan because it doesn't fit into an Azerbaijani power outlet without using a plug adapter. The voltage is different therefore use a power converter for Azerbaijan if your appliance or charger isn't dual voltage and check that your appliance will work with a 50hz power outlet.

Do European plugs work in Azerbaijan?

Tourists in Europe

Do European plugs work in Azerbaijan?

Different destinations in Europe all use different power outlet types and voltages, with 8 types of power outlets used in Europe (types C, D, E, F, G, J, K and L) you might find a plug which works with an Azerbaijani power outlet might not function correctly in another destination. When travelling to more than one location in Europe you can either bring along a multiple power adapter travel set [8] consisting of all types of power adapters, or a more convenient international travel plug adapter [9] as both these options should make sure that you're covered for all different power outlet types that you may encounter in each region. Before travelling check the list of power outlets used throughout Europe to discover which power adapters and converters you might need during your trip.

What electrical frequency is used in Azerbaijan?

The frequency of the alternating current in an Azerbaijani power outlet is 50Hz.

How do I use a 110 volt appliance in Azerbaijan?

Use a step down power converter should you need to use either a 110V or 120V appliance in an Azerbaijani power outlet.

Is an Azerbaijani power outlet the same as in the US?

US plugs won't fit in an Azerbaijani power outlet therefore bring a plug adapter for Azerbaijan. Both the voltage and frequency are different so if your charger or appliance isn't dual voltage please use a power converter for Azerbaijan and ensure that it works with 50hz.

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

The voltage which comes from an Azerbaijani power outlet is 230 volts, but Americans use 120 volts. If your American appliance or charger isn't dual voltage then you will need use a power converter for an Azerbaijani power outlet which allows a 120 volt US appliance to work with a 220-240 volt outlet.

Azerbaijan 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 Azerbaijan?

When travelling to more than one country or bringing along more than one device the best international travel adapter for Azerbaijan to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [2]. There are two different types of wall outlets that Azerbaijanis use (F and C) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs over. If your device can support Fast Charge then you will benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB power chargers, plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices. Unlike other travel chargers having a four port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy seperate travel chargers for your Azerbaijani trip or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only packing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers using just a single power outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible travel charger online. The multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [2] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

What USB charger do I need for Azerbaijan?

Why use a travel USB charger for Azerbaijan?

  • Most travel USB chargers include 4 or more USB charger ports, meaning you now only need to bring a single charger to charge multiple devices. This cuts down on the weight of your luggage by only bringing a single USB wall charger instead of bringing multiple individual power chargers.
  • All travel USB chargers should include swappable plug heads for different countries. This is suitable if visiting multiple countries across Europe which will probably use a different outlet to Azerbaijan.
  • Good USB power chargers are lightweight, compact and rugged; ideal for the rigors of travel instead of than risking packing a domestic charger which might be hard to repair or replace in Azerbaijan.
  • USB chargers will accept both the 230 volt power outlets in Azerbaijan along with other voltage standards across the world.
  • There is a chance that some hotels in Azerbaijan might only have one power outlet, by using a travel charger with multiple USB ports allows you to share the single power supply with all your devices rather than having to wait to recharge one device at a time.
  • Because of their versatile nature a travel USB charger takes the worry out of visiting an unknown destination as they are guaranteed to work almost anywhere on the planet.
  • Power outlets in airport departure lounges can be sparse and demand for charging multiple cell phones from other passengers before a flight can be high, therefore a USB charger with multiple ports and the ability to fast charge is ideal.
  • The power grid in some countries can be unstable, a good travel USB charger allows for unexpected spikes and will prevent damage to any devices connected to it. Attempting to repair an overloaded cell phone in Azerbaijan could prove to be problematic and costly.
  • Higher priced USB chargers will also feature a power outlet strip to allow you to power multiple low powered devices such as laptops, howeverthese will be unsuitable for high wattage domestic such as hair dryers or clothes irons. Please read our guide on using travel appliances in Azerbaijan for helpful advice on the best power adapter for using a high wattage devices with an Azerbaijani power outlet.
  • Some cellphones might pull more than the usual 500 milliamps supplied by a standard 5 volt USB adapter to charge or provide fast charge. Check to see if a USB travel chargers will support fast charging incase any of your devices require extra power.
  • On returning home travel USB chargers can also be used by recharging multiple mobile phones and tablets every day using only one power outlet.

What is the best USB charger for Azerbaijan?

The is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Azerbaijan and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from America going to Azerbaijan.
  • 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 originating from the US using type B plugs. This gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a flexible 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 Azerbaijan.

Power converters for Azerbaijan

What is a power converter for an Azerbaijani power outlet?

A power converter for Azerbaijan allows you to use a 100, 110 or 120 volt electric appliance with a 230 volt Azerbaijani power outlet.

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

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

A small, cheap and lightweight power adapter [11] (or plug adapter) changes the shape of the plug on your device to fit into a power outlet in Azerbaijan, however a more expensive and heavier power converter [12] will transform a 230 volt Azerbaijani power outlet to work with a non-230 volt appliance.

Do I need a power converter for Azerbaijan?

If you are visiting Azerbaijan from a different region please check the device will accept a 230 volt power supply.

  • A step down power converter [13] is needed if you are travelling from a country that uses 100-120 volts and your appliance isn't compatible with 230 volts. Read the WikiConnections world power outlets guide to see which voltage your country uses.
  • You shouldn't need a power converter if you already own either a 230 volt single voltage appliance or one that is dual voltage.
  • Normally electrical devices which are designed to work with a lower voltage such as 110 volts and used with 230 volts run a risk of an electrical fire hazard, a blown fuse or damage to your device.
  • You shouldn't need a converter if you wish to recharge a smaller electrical device such as a cell phone as these are normally designed for international use and support dual voltage, however you should always always check the device for dual voltage support prior to your journey.
  • When powering appliances which draw more power or generate heat (such as curling irons and hair dryers) then you will need to use a much larger higher wattage heavy duty power converter [14] which allows it to be used with a 230 volt Azerbaijani power outlet.
  • Investing a smaller robust dual voltage travel appliance could be more cost effective and practical than carrying a much heavier power converter in order to use your existing domestic appliance.
  • For more information read our comprehensive travel guides on travelling with curling wands, clothes irons, blow dryers and flat irons in Azerbaijani power outlets , along with guides for affordable dual voltage alternatives.

Will I need a power converter for Azerbaijan if I'm from America?

The voltage from a wall outlet in Azerbaijan is different to an American supply so you will need to bring a step down power converter if your appliance or charger isn't dual voltage.

What kind of converter do I need for Azerbaijan?

In order to use any 100, 110 or 120 volt appliance in Azerbaijan you need to use a step down power converter [13].

What voltage does Azerbaijan use?

Azerbaijan uses 230 volts in their normal power outlets.

How to convert 230 volts to 110 volts

  1. Use a step down power converter [13] to allow you to use a 110 or 120 volt appliance with an 230 volt Azerbaijani 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 Azerbaijan before plugging that into an Azerbaijani 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 an 230 volt Azerbaijani power outlet.
What is the difference between a power converter and a power transformer?

Voltage converter

What is the difference between a power converter and a power 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 tell the voltage of your device

Dual voltage hair straighteners

How to tell the voltage of your device

One method to tell if your appliance is dual voltage is to check for a sticker on the power adapter or on the appliance itself, typically near to where the power cord goes. This location will depend on the make or model of your appliance, it could also be written on the box or in the instruction manual.

  • Single voltage devices could have a specific number - such as 110V.
  • Single voltage devices could also say a small voltage range (around 20 volts) 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 an Azerbaijani power outlet?

Travel appliances that can connect to an Azerbaijani power outlet

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Mobile phones which can be connected to the Azerbaijani power outlet

Apple iPhones which can be connected to the Azerbaijani power outlet

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A list of Apple iPads which are compatible with an Azerbaijani power outlet

Corrections

We endeavor to ensure all details on this page are correct and relevant to travelers visiting Azerbaijan, 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 [15].

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Azerbaijan - Azerbaijani Wikipedia page.
  2. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters.
  3. Dual voltage travel hair dryer - Folding handle hair dryer with dual voltage suitable for international travel.
  4. Dual voltage travel hair straighteners - Hair straighteners with adjustable temperature and dual voltage for 110 volts and 220 volts suitable for international travel.
  5. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/ - International Electrotechnical Commission World Plugs
  6. Type F plug adapter - Allows appliances to connect to Type F power outlets without converting voltage.
  7. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adapter - power adaptor
  8. Multiple power adapter travel set - 12 piece grounded international travel plug adapter set .
  9. Portable international travel plug adapter - AC Wall Charger with 2 USB sockets and outlets for US, UK, Australia and European power plugs which works in over 150 countries.
  10. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mains_electricity_by_country - WikiPedia - Mains electricity by country
  11. 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
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AC_power_plugs_and_sockets - AC power plugs and sockets