Lesotho power adapters - What adapter do I need for Lesotho?

Power adapters for Lesotho

Varying different standards and voltages can all be daunting when planning on travelling to another country for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your electronics in Lesotho. This page has links to simple instructions demonstrating how to supply power to your devices when travelling to Lesotho using their standard 220 volt 50Hz M Type Basotho power supply. Power adapters are different regionally therefore we suggest reading our Wiki Connections travel power adapters list where you'll find a full list of charging devices in different countries.

What is the best power adapter for Lesotho?

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

What is the best power adapter for Lesotho?

What is a power adapter?

A power adapter is a small, cheap and lightweight plastic adapter that permits a different type of power plug from a different region to easily slot into an electrical outlet in Lesotho.

Also known as: an electrical adapter, plug adapter, travel adapter, electrical adaptor, mains travel adapter or power adaptor[3]

Do I need a power adapter for Lesotho?

If the shape of the Basotho power outlet isn't the same as the power outlet in your home country then you will need a power adapter.

What does a power adapter for a Basotho power outlet do?

A power adapter enables visitors travelling from a different country to use their electronic and electrical appliances and devices in Lesotho by adapting the shape of the power plug from one type to another.

Can a power adapter convert the voltage from a Basotho power outlet?

No, a power adapter only adapts the shape of a plug to fit into a 220 volt Basotho power outlet and is unable to convert the power to a higher voltage. If you need to safely use a 100-120 volt appliance then you will also need to bring a step down power converter for Lesotho.

Where to buy a power adapter for Lesotho

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Lesotho

Power adapters are most likely be available in major airports prior to departure, however the range of adapters might be limited to popular destinations. It is recommended to research the exact type of adapter required prior to shopping at the airport. Look in the travel accessories section of airport newsagents, electronic stores and pharmacists but expect to pay 50% more than regular prices. Airports will be your last chance to buy a power adapter before departure, always check the returns policy to ensure you can easily exchange or refund a faulty or unsuitable product in an airside shop.

It will be more convenient and cheaper to buy the correct power adapter in advance of your trip. High street stores normally sell popular types of travel adapters to popular locations but for widest choice it is recommended to buy a power adapter online.

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  1. Wikipedia - Lesotho Wikipedia page.
  2. Type M plug adapter - South African Type M power adapters have three large circular pins in a triangular shape with the top earthed pin longer and larger in diameter, estimated price between $5 to $10 USD (around £5 GBP / under C$15)
  3. Wikipedia - power adaptor