Macau power adapters - what plugs are used in Macau?

Macanese power outlet

What adapter do I need for Macau?

You'll need to pack a Type G power adapter for Macau if your plug won't fit in a Macanese power outlet.

The type of power adapter, power converter or charger that you'll need to use when visiting Macau will all depend on the voltage and type of device that you're attempting to power in a Macanese power outlet. If you do not know what voltage your device uses then please read the section about how to find out the voltage of your device first.

  • If you are from America travelling to Macau you will need to use a plug adapter to fit a US plug into a Macanese power outlet. As the voltage is different in Macau bring a power converter if your device or appliance isn't dual voltage and ensure that it is compatible with a 50hz power outlet.
  • If your device can run on 220 volts or is dual voltage and the plug can fit in a Macanese power outlet then it will work in Macau without needing a plug adapter.
  • If your device is 220 volts or is dual voltage but your plug won't fit in a Macanese power outlet you will need a suitable plug adapter for Macau such a Type G power adapter. Note that a plug adapter for Macau (or power adapter) changes the actual shape of the plug on your device to fit into a plug outlet found in Macau, but isn't designed to convert the voltage from 220 volts to a different voltage.
  • If your device can't run on 220 volts and isn't dual voltage you'll also need a power converter for Macau to convert the voltage from 220 volts to the correct voltage for your device. You will still need to use a suitable plug adapter for Macau if your power converter doesn't use the correct Type G power adapter.
  • If you only need to power your USB devices such as mobile phones or tablets then a USB travel power adapter will be ideal and it should be dual voltage, however make sure that you bring one which includes a Type G power adapter otherwise you'll also need to bring a suitable plug adapter for Macau[3] [AD]
  • Excessive use of a phone during a vacation will leave you with a flat battery quickly, we suggest packing a portable power bank if you wish to keep your phone battery charged throughout the day whilst visiting an unknown location.

Warning: If your device won't handle 220 volts you run the potential risk of a blown fuse, damage to your device or even an electrical fire hazard. Prior to using your device in Macau please read the instruction manual first to ensure safe operation.

Macau power adapters

Power adapters for Macau

If packing for a trip to Macau it can often be useful to know if you can use any essential gadgets when you get there. By not knowing which power supply is used in Macau you may pack the wrong power adaptor, therefore needing to buy a potentially expensive charger when you need to recharge. Various combinations of standards and plug types can often 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 Macau. This page has links to step-by-step instructions showing you how to supply power to your devices when travelling to Macau using their standard G, D, F or M type Macanese 220 volt 50Hz power outlets, you'll discover a majority of Macanese typically use Type G power outlets. You'll discover that power sockets are different depending on which area you are travelling to so please read the power adapters page for a full list of regions and countries.

What is the best power adapter for Macau?

The best power adapter for Macau will be a Type G power adapter which allows you to use any 220 volt appliance or device. [3] [AD]

What is the best power adapter for Macau?

What is a power adapter?

Power adapters are compact and lightweight plastic adapters which allow a Macanese 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[5]

Do I need a power adapter for Macau?

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

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

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

Does a power adapter change the voltage in Macau?

Power adapters can only adapt the shape of a plug to fit into a 220 volt Macanese 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 Macau.

Where to buy a power adapter for Macau

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Macau

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.

Where to buy a power adapter in Macau

Arriving at an airport

Where to buy a power adapter in Macau

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.

Electrical adapters for Macau

Travel Power Strips

Travel power strips including adapters

Travel Power Strips

Benefits of a travel power strip

  • A travel power strip is able to power more than one electronic appliance or device at once using just one power outlet.
  • Certain models of travel power strips offer voltage conversation for low wattage devices such as laptops or cameras. Even if your appliance isn't dual voltage it will still work in Macau when using a travel power strip, making them a lightweight cheap alternative to a power converter.
  • Some models should feature multiple USB charge ports.
  • Offers surge protection. The voltage from power outlets in some countries might fluctuate, a sudden surge in power could damage your electronics. Some power strips also include a built in surge protector, this will protect your device from being overpowered.
  • It should potentially be of use domestically as a USB charger and power strip.
  • US and Canadian power strips include Type A, B, D, E/F, G, H, I, L and N plug adapters so should work in Macau.

Disadvantages of a travel power strip

  • The power converter on a travel power strip doesn't work with higher wattage appliances such as clothes irons or hair straighteners.
  • Due to their weight travel power strips might be too bulky for carrying in hand luggage.
  • Travel power strips might be considered excessive for travellers only bringing a small number of appliances and devices to power. [6] [AD]
Power Plug Adapters

An easy to use Type G plug adapter

Power Plug Adapters

Benefits of a power plug adapter

  • Bringing a Type G power adapter will be ideal for Macau.
  • Straightforward design makes it easy to use.
  • Cheapest option.
  • Lightweight and compact.

Disadvantages of a power plug adapter

  • If you intend to visit more than just Macau then you might need to pack more than one type of plug adapter.
  • Only changes the shape of the plug to fit in a Type G Macanese power outlet and not the actual voltage; if your appliance doesn't support a 220 volt power outlet and isn't dual voltage then you'll still need to pack a voltage converter.
  • One adapter for each plug - for each separate appliance you'll also need to use a separate power plug adapter.
  • Your accomodation may only have one power outlet, therefore you will only be able to charge a single device at a time.
  • If you wish to charge any USB device then you also need to pack a USB charger as well. [3] [AD]
Travel USB Wall Chargers

A USB charger with changable heads

Travel USB Wall Chargers

Benefits of a travel USB wall charger

  • Perfect if you only want to power devices which use USB, for example tablet computers, cell phones and Kindles.
  • Instead of bringing multiple domestic USB power chargers you only have to pack a single charger.
  • Supplied with swappable heads which make them versatile in a large number of countries. Interchangeable adapter heads are usually small and lightweight which makes them easy to store.
  • Has surge protector built in.
  • The charger will still be of use when you return home.
  • The interchangeable plugs will fit in Types A/B, E/F, G and I power outlets so will work in Macau.

Disadvantages of a travel USB wall charger

  • Restricted to USB outputs so you can't power electrical appliances, just USB devices. [7] [AD]
Universal Travel Power Adapters

A universal travel adapter

Universal Travel Power Adapters

Benefits of a universal travel power adapter

  • Useful for travelling to multiple countries. Typical models will operate in around 150 countries.
  • An all in one design. Both lightweight and small.
  • Some universal travel adapters include multiple USB charging ports.
  • Straightforward operation.
  • Some universal travel adapters also have a surge protector, this will protect any electronics from being overpowered by an unstable power grid.
  • The pins retract so don't catch against other items in your luggage.
  • When you return home the universal travel power adapter will still be of use as a USB charger.
  • Changes shape to Types A/B, E/F, G and I plugs so should fit in a Macanese power outlet.

Disadvantages of a universal travel power adapter

  • Can't be used with any high power electrical appliances such as clothes irons, hair straighteners, vacuum cleaners, curling irons or hair dryers.
  • The moving parts might be fragile on some universal travel adapters making them likely to break on your trip.
  • Only provide power to one plug.
  • Not completely universal; adapters might not work in some countries with less popular outlets.
  • They lack an in-built power converter meaning they're not suitable for non-220 volt electrical appliances in Macau. [8] [AD]
Plug Adapter Sets

A plug adapter set

Plug Adapter Sets

Benefits of a plug adapter set

  • A power adapter set typically works out more reasonable than buying multiple plug adapter types.
  • Ensures you are covered for every eventuality and not just a Macanese power outlet.
  • Suitable if you are travelling to multiple countries.
  • Set includes Type A, B, C, D, E/F, G, H, I, J, L, M and N plugs so will be compatible with a Macanese power outlet.

Disadvantages of a plug adapter set

  • Not flexible - you'll have to decide which power adapters to pack in advance, or alternatively pack each adapter in the set with you.
  • Means lots of individual items to pack.
  • Having just one functioning plug adapter the remaining plug adapters will be useless using up space.
  • Not all power adapter types are typically included in each set (especially the less common ones), so ensure that your set has one which is compatible in Macau.
  • Only changes the shape of the plug to fit in a Macanese power outlet but not the actual voltage. [9] [AD]
Voltage Converters

Larger voltage converters

Voltage Converters

Benefits of a voltage converter

Disadvantages of a voltage converter

  • A power converter only converts the 220 volts from a Macanese power outlet and not the shape of the plug to slot in a Macanese power outlet, therefore you'll still be required to bring the right type of power adapter for Macau.
  • The normal size of most models makes them too heavy for packing in carry-on luggage.
  • Useless after your trip to Macau.
  • Often cheaper to buy a dual voltage travel appliance than to purchase an expensive voltage converter simply to use your existing single voltage appliance in an incompatible country.

Comparison of electrical adapters for Macau

Type G Power Plug Adapter
Power Plug Adapter
Universal Travel Power Adapter
Universal Travel Power Adapter
Travel USB Wall Charger
Travel USB Wall Charger
Travel Power Strip
Travel Power Strip
Plug Adapter Set
Plug Adapter Set
Voltage Converter
Voltage Converter
Can be used in Macau Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Types of plug included G A/B, E/F, G and I A/B, E/F, G and I A, B, D, E/F, G, H, I, L and N A, B, C, D, E/F, G, H, I, J, L, M and N B
Compatible number of countries (A) 50+ 150+ 150+ 200+ 230+ 230+
Fits in a Type G Macanese power outlet Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Additional Type G plug adapter required to fit in a Macanese power outlet Yes
Useful when you return home Yes Yes Yes
Typical combined number of USB ports and AC outlets 1 3 4 7 1 2
Powers USB devices Yes Yes Yes
Typical number of USB ports 0 2 4 4 0 0
Powers a 220 volt AC appliance in Macau Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Typical number of AC outlets 1 1 0 3 (B) 2
Converts voltage (?) Yes (C) Yes
Surge protection Yes Yes Yes Yes
Typical dimensions 2.6 x 1.9 x 1.4 inches 3 x 2.1 x 2.1 inches 4.3 x 3.4 x 1.3 inches 6.6 x 3.6 x 1.5 inches 7.1 x 3.9 x 2.8 inches 11.7 x 8.1 x 6.7 inches
Typical weight 4.5 ounces 4 ounces 4.5 ounces 1.6 pounds 13 ounces 20 pounds
Typical number of items to carry (D) 1 1 5 8 12 2
Suitable for hand luggage Yes Yes Yes • (E) • (F)
Buy Buy Buy Buy Buy Buy

Macau power outlets and plug sockets

What plug sockets are used in Macau?

There are four different types of power outlets used in Macau, these are type G, D, F and M with the primary power outlets being type G:

  • Plug Type D - You can identify this plug outlet by the 3 round holes in a triangular configuration.
  • Plug Type F - The circular power outlet, technically called the type F power outlet or Schuko plug, can be identified by two circular adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral, plus thin grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  • Plug Type G - You can identify this plug outlet by the three vertical holes containing plastic shutters in a triangular configuration for live, neutral and earth.
  • Plug Type M - The wall socket, also known as a type M power outlet, looks like three round holes in a triangular shape. [3] [AD]
What plug sockets are used in Macau?

What electrical frequency is used in a Macanese power outlet?

The frequency in a Macanese power outlet is 50Hz. [11]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mains_electricity_by_country

How do I use a 110 volt appliance in Macau?

A step down power converter will allow you to use either a 110 volt or 120 volt appliance in a Macanese power outlet.

How reliable is electric in Macau?

Although power outages are unpredictable, the power supply in Macau is classed as dependable and there is no history of frequent power blackouts.

Are electrical outlets common in Macau?

Macau has 100% access to electrical power throughout the country.

Should I bring a power bank to Macau?

USB power bank

Should I bring a power bank to Macau?

Whilst electrical blackouts in Macau aren't common and electricity is available throughout the country, visitors are still recommended to bring a power bank to recharge cell phones and other devices.

  • During a trip increased reliance on smart phones for taking photographs, storing calendars, social network sharing, GPS and playing games can syphon off power more excessively than normal. A flat cell phone battery can potentially leave you in an unknown location without adequate power to make emergency calls or being able to use a GPS app to get directions to your hotel or accommodation. Bringing a portable power bank alleviates those concerns as it allows you to keep your cell phone powered on the move.
  • A 10,000mAh portable charger can supply enough energy to power around three full charge cycles whilst a 20,000mAh power bank should keep an average smart phone powered for roughly 7 days. A mAh value shows the capacity of the battery and gives an indication of the number of charges the portable charger can do.
  • If you need to charge your laptop in Macau and your laptop uses a USB-C charging port then use a portable charger for a laptop marked with PD (power delivery) which supplies at least 20 Wh. Be aware that some airlines won't allow you take power banks on an aircraft with more than 100Wh of power and must not be kept in the hold so please check ahead with the airline.
  • Consumer power banks aren't strong enough for use with high powered items that generate heat, although a rechargeable hair dryer or rechargeable cordless flat iron can be used for travelling.    [4] [12] [13] [14] [15] [16] [AD]
Will a solar battery charger work in Macau?

Solar backpacks are ideal in hot weather

Will a solar battery charger work in Macau?

The sunlight in Macau will be adequate enough to recharge solar power bank reliability, however it needs to be left in strong sunlight to provide enough energy for a single charge cycle. This may prove inconvenient to continually unpack a solar power bank then wait whilst it recharges in sunny spells.

  • Instead, the much larger durable panels used on a solar backpack give the backpack the ability to generate more electricity within a shorter period of time and might still generate power when overcast, meaning they should perform well in Macau.
  • Phones that have been directly plugged into a USB charging port of a backpack will trickle charge the power during sunny periods in Macau, however could be inconvenient to have a phone continuously tethered to the bag during the day if it is to be used constantly. Therefore it is recommended to plug in a battery power bank into a solar backpack which can then be continuously powered up during sunlight, afterwards you can recharge your phone using the power bank at any time without daylight.
  • Even though the sunlight in Macau is strong, a bag should have a solar cell efficiency of 22% or greater, be able to generate a minimum of 6 watts of power and includes a compatible power bank of 10,000mAH or greater.
  • The durable and flexible solar panels used in solar powered bags have been built to survive scratching and bending, unlike regular firm solar panels. Solar bags are found in rucksack, backpack and laptop messenger styles making them perfect for work, domestic and travel use.  [4] [17] [18] [AD]

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Macau 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 Macau?

When travelling to more than one country or bringing more than one device then the best travel power adapter for Macau is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are four standards of plug sockets in Macau (G, D, F and M) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type G. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your type of device is compatible with Fast Charge then you will benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these USB power adapters, plus additional support for more power demanding devices.

Unlike other adapters this means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy individual travel chargers on your trip or using up additional power sockets. Only bringing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home so when you’re not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones with just a single wall outlet.

We recommend searching for a versatile power charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel charger illustrated here is the universal multi-device USB wall charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis. [7] [AD]

What USB charger do I need for Macau?

Why use a travel USB charger for Macau?

  • 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. Instead of bringing 4 individual power chargers you only need to pack a single 4 port USB wall charger to power up to 4 devices, thereby cutting down on the weight and size of your baggage.
  • Most travel USB power chargers should include interchangeable plug heads for various regions making them ideal when visiting different countries across Asia which will probably use different outlets to Macau.
  • A good power charger is lightweight, compact and rugged - perfect for rigors of travel instead of than risking bringing a domestic charger which could be hard to repair or replace in Macau.
  • USB chargers will accept both the 220 volt power outlets in Macau along with different voltage standards in other countries.
  • It is possible that hotel bedrooms or accommodation in Macau only have a single power outlet, by using a travel charger with multiple USB ports means you can share the single power supply with all your devices rather than waiting to charge one device at a time.
  • Because of their versatile nature they take the uncertainty out of visiting an unknown country as they are guaranteed to work practically anywhere around the world.
  • Power outlets found in airports are often sparse and demand for charging multiple cell phones and tablets from other passengers before a flight can be high, therefore a USB charger with multiple ports and the capability to fast charge is ideal.
  • Sometimes the power grid in a country can be unstable, a quality travel charger allows for unexpected spikes and prevents damage to any devices attached to it. Trying to repair an overloaded mobile phone or tablet in Macau might prove to be problematic and costly.
  • Larger USB chargers will also feature a power outlet strip to use multiple low powered domestic appliances such as laptops, however these are unsuitable for high powered appliances such as hair dryers or clothes irons. Read our guide on using travel appliances in Macau for useful advice on the best power adapter for a Macanese power outlet for high wattage devices.
  • Certain cellphones and tablets could pull more than the usual 500 milliamps supplied by a standard 5 volt USB adapter to charge or provide fast charge. More expensive USB travel chargers will support fast charging should some of your devices need additional power.
  • On back at home travel USB power chargers can also be used by recharging multiple mobile phones and tablets on an overnight basis using one power outlet. [7] [AD]

What is the best USB charger for Macau?

A 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Macau using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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 is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Macau. [7] [AD]

Power converters for Macau

What is a power converter for Macau?

A power converter for Macau allows you to use a 100-120 volt electrical appliance with a 220 volt Macanese power outlet.

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

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

A heavy and bulky power converter will convert a 220 volt Macanese power outlet to work with a non-220 volt appliance, but a more lightweight and cheaper power adapter (or plug adapter) will change the shape of the plug on your appliance to fit into a power outlet found in Macau. [10] [AD]

Do I need a power converter for Macau?

If visiting Macau from a different country please check the device will accept a 220 volt power supply.

  • A step down power converter is needed if you are visiting Macau from a country that uses 100-120 volts and your appliance or device doesn't support 220 volts. See our list of world power outlets page to discover the voltage your country uses.
  • You shouldn't need a power converter if you already use either a 220 volt appliance or one that is dual voltage.
  • Normally devices which are designed to work with a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) and used in a 220 volt power outlet run the potential risk of damage to your device, an electrical fire hazard or a blown fuse.
  • You don't need a power converter if you need to recharge a smaller electrical device such as a cell phone as these are normally support dual voltage and designed for international use, however you should always check the device for dual voltage support first.
  • If powering appliances which draw more power or generate heat (for example curling irons and hair dryers) then you will need to use a much larger higher wattage heavy duty power converter which allows the appliance to be used with a 220 volt Macanese power outlet.
  • Purchasing a robust lightweight dual voltage travel appliance should be more practical and cost effective than trying to carry a much heavier power converter in order to use your existing domestic appliance.
  • For more information read our comprehensive guides on using clothes irons, curling irons, hair straighteners and hairdryers with a Macanese power outlet which includes advice for affordable dual voltage alternatives.  [10] [19] [AD]

What kind of converter do I need for Macau?

In order to use any 100, 110 or 120 volt appliance in Macau you need to use a step down power converter[10] [AD]

What is the difference between a power transformer and a converter?

Voltage converter

What is the difference between a power transformer and a converter?

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 convert 220 volts to 110 volts

  1. Use a step down power converter to allow you to use a 110 or 120 volt appliance with a 220 volt Macanese 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 Macau before plugging that into a Macanese 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 a 220 volt Macanese power outlet. [10] [AD]

What voltage does Macau use?

Macau uses 220 volts in their standard power outlets. [2]

https://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/
How can I tell if I have a dual voltage device?

Single voltage hair straighteners

How can I tell if I have a dual voltage device?

The best method to tell if a device is dual voltage or single voltage is to look for either a sticker or numbers printed on the existing charger or on the appliance itself, typically near to where the power cord goes. The location might depend on the make or model of your device but should also state in the instruction manual or on the box.

  • Single voltage devices might have a specific number - such as 120V.
  • Single voltage devices might also have 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 larger range separated with a slash - such as 110/240V.

Substantiations

See the power adapter substantions section for more information on how we compared travel adapters.

What type of adapter do you need for Macau?

Which type of plug adapter do I need for Macau?

The type of power converter which is best to use in Macau will depend on various requirements, so before deciding which adapter to use we suggest using this checklist:

How many devices will you be taking to Macau?

How many devices are you taking

How many devices will you be taking to Macau?

  • Add up how many items you intended on bringing with you to Macau (such as tablets, mobile phones, eReaders, hair dryers or curling irons).
    • Remember to take into account that you might own more devices at a later date. Do you intend on buying a new mobile phone computer soon?
    • There is a growing number of smaller rechargeable devices such as electric shavers which use USB charging for their power charging source. The next time you have to replace a device it could need a USB adapter so please check that your travel adapter has enough spare ports to power these also.
  • Are you bringing children along who might need to recharge their devices as well?
What types of electrical items do you want to use in Macau?

A USB powered phone

What types of electrical items do you want to use in Macau?

  • There are 3 different types of electrical devices or appliances:
    • Low wattage electrical items which can be plugged into an electrical outlet - for example a laptop.
    • High wattage appliances that can be plugged into an electrical outlet - for example curling irons and hair straighteners.
    • USB powered electrical devices that can be plugged into a USB port - for example phones.
  • Should you only intend to bring along just USB powered devices then you'll find that a travel USB wall charger is ideal because you'll only need to pack that single lightweight charger .
  • A travel power strip is made for providing power and voltage conversion for several low wattage devices of any voltage (such as a laptop), but won't work with high wattage appliances (such as hair irons) that require voltage conversion, potentially overloading the power strip.
Are you only charging USB devices in Macau?

Will you only need USB electronics

Are you only charging USB devices in Macau?

Do your appliances and devices work with a 220 volt power outlet?

Do you intend on visiting countries other than Macau?

How many Macanese power outlets are available?

Are multiple outlets available

How many Macanese power outlets are available?

  • Hotels in Macau might only offer one power outlet. This will be an inconvenience when charging up the batteries of more than one device overnight because you will only be able to charge one device at a time.
  • To recharge multiple devices at the same time we suggest using a travel USB wall charger or a travel power strip which can power multiple USB ports or power outlets. [6] [AD]

Are you planning to visit anywhere else abroad in the future?

What is your budget?

  • A basic power adapter which charges only a single device in a single location (provided that it is dual voltage or works with 220 volts) however paying a little more will allow you to power more than one device at once and you can use them in various countries.

Will you always have reliable access to power?

  • Voltage in Macau is generally stable however if you need to visit another country you might need an adapter which will protect your devices. The electricity could often fluctuate in some areas which can possibly cause damage to your devices, you will need to use a power adapter which offers built in surge protection such as a travel power strip.
  • Bringing a portable power bank or a solar backpack will prepare you for travelling to countries with limited electricity and any power cuts.  [4] [4] [17] [AD]

Do you still need use your charger when returning home?

Are you only bringing hand luggage?

Are you bringing just hand baggage

Are you only bringing hand luggage?

Are you flying long haul to travel to Macau?

Making a call arriving at an airport

Are you flying long haul to travel to Macau?

  • If you are embarking on an extended trip to get to Macau it's worth considering an airport-suitable charger that works in different power outlet types, one that can be packed in hand luggage and can be used to power phones and tablets.
  • As not all flights actually have power outlets for customers please consider bringing a portable power bank which will recharge on the go. After landing in Macau you might have to use a mobile phone for making a telephone call, messenging, using mapping to locate accomodation or recalling itineraries; therefore it is recommended that your phone will have ample battery power remaining. [4] [AD]

What can I connect to a Macanese power outlet

Travel appliances that can plug into a Macanese power outlet

Beats Pill speakers which can connect to a Macanese power outlet

Jabra Bluetooth speakers which are compatible with a Macanese power outlet

Mobile phones which can be connected to the Macanese power outlet

Apple iPhones that can connect to the Macanese power outlet

Samsung Galaxy phones that can connect to a Macanese power outlet

Amazon Kindle tablets which work with a Macanese power outlet

A list of Apple iPads which are compatible with a Macanese power outlet

Corrections

We endeavor to ensure all details on this page are correct and relevant to travellers visiting Macau, 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[20]

Disclaimer

WikiConnections is not responsible for any injury or damage caused due to using any type of suggested product with any other electrical device or appliance in any location, full details are available on the disclaimer page. While WikiConnections strives to make the information on this website as timely and accurate as possible, we make no claims, promises, or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the contents of this site, and expressly disclaim liability for errors and omissions in the contents of this site. All functions and capabilities should be checked prior to purchasing or using any power adapter. Assumptions on if any power adapter, charger, converter or power strip works in any location is based on data from publicly available sources and if it fits the primary power outlet used in that country. WikiConnections has not taken into consideration other less common power outlets which might be found as these might only be used in certain areas or in the process of being phased out.

Where possible, WikiConnections only recommends the type of product as being suitable along with alternatives and does not make any endorsement for any specific brand or product. Always check with the manufacturer to ensure full compatibility prior to attempting to use any device. Always check the reputation of the manufacturer and product to ensure the quality and safety of any electrical device being used.

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  16. USB-C PD power bank - A USB-C PD power bank utilises Power Delivery technology to facilitate high-speed charging, particularly for laptops requiring substantial power. A high wattage power bank ensures fast and efficient energy transfer, supporting USB-C enabled devices..
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