Power adapter for Egypt - What plug adapter do I need for Egypt?

Power adapters for Egypt

If organizing a holiday to Egypt it can be useful to know in advance if you can power all your common devices such as mobile phones or laptop computers at your destination. Without knowing which wall socket to expect you are more likely to bring the wrong power adaptor, leaving you needing to borrow a suitable charger when you're there. Varying different combinations of standards and plugs can often lead to confusion when planning on staying in another country especially 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 used in the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need in advance to power your device in Egypt. This page contains links to step-by-step instructions showing you which power adapters you'll need to supply power to your devices when you are travelling to Egypt by using the standard types F or C Egyptian 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets, Type F wall outlets will be typically used by a majority of Egyptians. You'll discover most power adapters vary from country to country so please read our Wikiconnections global power adapters list where you'll find a complete list of regions and countries.

What is the best power adapter for Egypt?

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

What is the best power adapter for Egypt?

What is a power adapter?

A power adapter for Egypt is a small and cheap plastic adapter which permits an Egyptian power outlet to accept a different type of power plug from an appliance from another region.

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

Do I need a plug adapter for Egypt?

This depends on the location you are travelling from and the shape of plug you want to use in Egypt.

Does a power adapter change the voltage from an Egyptian power outlet?

A power adapter only adapts the shape of a plug to fit into a 220 volt Egyptian power outlet and can't convert the power to a higher voltage. Should you wish to safely use a 100, 110 or 120 volt appliance you will also need a step down power converter along with the right type of power adapter.

What does a power adapter for Egypt do?

A power adapter allows a visitor travelling from another location to use their own electronic and electrical devices in Egypt by adapting the shape of the power plug to fit the power outlet.

Where to buy a power adapter in Egypt

Arriving at an airport

Where to buy a power adapter in Egypt

On arrival power adapters could be found in local electrical high street shops and drug stores, but always check the build quality first as safety standards might be different in a foreign country as this is important when dealing with electrical goods. Keep in mind that a shopping trip searching for power adapters in an unknown location might be impractical, especially as this needs to happen quickly before batteries run out.

Hotel receptions could have a power adapter for sale, hire or as a complimentary extra for guests; however, availability is normally limited and a hotel might not have the exact type required for your country. If in doubt, call ahead to the hotel first and request a reservation as it is unlikely that an adapter will be found in your room on arrival.

Where to buy a power adapter for Egypt

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Egypt

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 - Egypt country Wiki page.
  2. Type F plug adapter - Schuko Type F plug adapters are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, costing between $5 to $10 USD (under £10 GBP / under C$20)
  3. Wikipedia - power adaptor