Adapter for Mali - What plug adapter do I need for Mali?

Power adapters for Mali

Complicated voltages and standards can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your electronics in Mali. This page has links to simple instructions demonstrating how to supply power to your devices when going to Mali by using their standard E or C type Malian 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. Most power adapters will change regionally therefore please read our WikiConnections travel power adapters page where you'll find a full list of charging devices in different countries.

What is the best power adapter for Mali?

The best power adapter for Mali will be a Type E power adapter which allows you to use any 220 volt appliance or device. [2]

What is the best power adapter for Mali?

What is a power adapter?

Power adapters are compact and lightweight plastic adapters which allow a Malian power outlet to accept a power plug from an appliance from a foreign country.

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 Mali?

It will depend on where you are travelling from and the shape of plug you are using.

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

A power adapter enables visitors from another country to use their electronic and electrical appliances in Mali simply by altering the shape of the power plug to fit the power socket.

Does a power adapter change the voltage in Mali?

Power adapters can only adapt the shape of a plug to fit into a 220 volt Malian power outlet and can't convert to a different voltage. Should you wish to safely use any 100, 110 or 120 volt device then you also need to bring a more expensive step down power converter for Mali.

Where to buy a power adapter for Mali

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Mali

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.

  1. Wikipedia - Mali Wikipedia page.
  2. Type E plug adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on the Type E plug adapter which are placed 19mm apart and includes a hole in the top for an earthing pin, between $5 to $10 USD (under £5 GBP / under C$5).
  3. Wikipedia - power adaptor