Azerbaijan power adapters - what plugs are used in Azerbaijan?

Azerbaijani power outlet

Summary

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 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 [5]. 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

Do I need a plug adapter in Azerbaijan?

This will depend on which location you are travelling from and the type of plug you are attempting to use in Azerbaijan. An American plug won't fit in an Azerbaijani power outlet so you will need to use a plug adapter for Azerbaijan, and as the voltage is much higher you will also need to bring a power converter for Azerbaijan to prevent damage or overheating to your appliance or device if it isn't dual voltage.

What is the best power adapter for Azerbaijan?

The best power adapter for Azerbaijan is a Type F plug adapter [5] which will allow you to use any 230 volt appliance or device.

What is the best power adapter for Azerbaijan?

Azerbaijan power outlets

What kind of outlets are in Azerbaijan?

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

  • Plug Type C - You can identify the wall socket by the two round holes next to each other.
  • Plug Type F - You can identify the power supply by the two 4.8mm round holes 19 mm apart from each other and two metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
What kind of outlets are in Azerbaijan?

What voltage is used in Azerbaijan?

The normal residential voltage in Azerbaijan is 230 volts.

What electrical frequency is used in Azerbaijan?

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

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

Voltage converter

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

A small, cheap and lightweight power adapter [8] (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 [9] 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 another region please check the device can accept a 230v supply.

  • If charging a USB device which originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check that the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional International travel voltage converter [11] to prevent the device from overloading when powering up.
  • When supplying power to larger appliances if you are visiting Azerbaijan from a lower 110 volt country you will need to use a larger Step Down Voltage Converter [10] to convert the voltage from 110 volts to 230 volts.

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

How to tell the voltage of your device

Single voltage hair straighteners 8

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.

Travel appliances that can connect to an Azerbaijani 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 Azerbaijani power outlet

Beats Pill
Beats Pill

Beats Pill 2
Beats Pill 2

Jabra Bluetooth speakers which are compatible with an Azerbaijani power outlet

Jabra Solemate
Jabra Solemate

Jabra Solemate Mini
Jabra Solemate Mini

Mobile phones which can be connected to the Azerbaijani power outlet

A mobile phone
mobile phone

Apple iPhones which can be connected to the Azerbaijani 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 an Azerbaijani power outlet

Samsung Galaxy S4
Samsung Galaxy S4

A list of Amazon Kindle tablets which can connect to an Azerbaijani 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 Azerbaijani 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

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. Type F plug adapter - Allows appliances to connect to Type F power outlets without converting voltage.
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/ - International Electrotechnical Commission World Plugs
  7. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mains_electricity_by_country - WikiPedia - Mains electricity by country
  8. 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
  9. 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.
  10. 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
  11. 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.