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Power adapters for Israel

If you are planning a vacation it can often be helpful to know in advance if you'll be able to charge your important electronics such as mobiles and cameras when you arrive. Without knowing which power socket to expect you are likely to bring the wrong power charger, leaving you having to buy a suitable power adaptor when you're there which might not be compatible and cause problems with your device. Different combinations of frequencies and standards can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complex as it 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 Israel. This page contains links to simple instructions which shows exactly which power adapters you'll need to power your devices when you are visiting Israel using the types M, C or H 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets, a majority of Israelis will normally use Type H plugs in their wall outlets. Most power adapters will change regionally therefore we recommend that you read our WikiConnections travel power adapters list where you'll find a full list of charging devices in different regions.

What is the best power adapter for Israel?

The best power adapter for Israel is a Type H power adapter which allows you to use any 220 volt appliance or device. [2] [AD]

What is the best power adapter for Israel?

What is a power adapter?

Power adapters are compact and lightweight plastic adapters which allow an Israeli 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]

What does a power adapter for an Israeli power outlet do?

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

Do I need a power adapter for Israel?

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

Does a power adapter change the voltage in Israel?

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

Where to buy a power adapter for Israel

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Israel

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 Israel

Arriving at an airport

Where to buy a power adapter in Israel

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.

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  1. Israel - Go Israel.
  2. Type H plug adapter - There are three flat blades found in an inverted V format on an earthed Type H power adapter for exclusive use in Israel, under $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$15-C$20)
  3. Wikipedia - power adaptor