Power adapters for Botswana - What adapter do I need for Botswana?

Power adapters for Botswana

Various combinations of standards and sockets can often lead to confusion when planning on travelling to a different country, especially to the first time traveller. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets used in the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power your electronics in Botswana. This page has links to instructions demonstrating exactly which power adapters you'll need to supply power to your devices when travelling to Botswana by using their types G, D or M Botswana 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. When travelling anywhere you'll discover most power adapters will change from region to region therefore we recommend reading the WikiConnections global power adapters page where you'll find a full list showing powering devices in different regions and countries.

What is the best power adapter for Botswana?

The best power adapter for Botswana will be a Type G power adapter which will allow you to use any 230 volt device or appliance. [2]

What is the best power adapter for Botswana?

What is a power adapter?

A power adapter is a compact and cheap plastic adapter that permits a different type of power plug on an appliance from a foreign region to correctly fit into a Botswana power outlet.

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

What does a power adapter do?

A power adapter enables a visitor from a different location to use their own electronic and electrical appliances in Botswana simply by adapting the shape of the plug.

Do I need a power adapter in Botswana?

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

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Will I need a plug adapter for Botswana if I'm from Canada?

If you are travelling from Canada you will need to bring a power adapter for Botswana as A Canadian plug won't physically fit into a Botswana power outlet, and because the voltage is different you will also need to use a power converter for Botswana if your appliance or charger isn't dual voltage to prevent damage or overheating.

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Can a power adapter change the voltage in Botswana?

Power adapters can only adapt the shape of a plug to fit into a 230 volt Botswana power outlet and is unable to convert the power to a higher voltage. If you wish to safely use any 100-120 volt appliance then you will also need to bring a step down power converter for Botswana along with the correct power adapter.

Where to buy a power adapter for Botswana in Canada

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Botswana in Canada

Botswana to Canadian power adapters will most likely be available in most major Canadian International 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 such as Relay, The Source or 6&Sundry, but expect to pay 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. Best Buy, Costco, Home Depot and other high street electrical stores normally sell a limited range of travel adapters to popular locations however for widest choice it is recommended to buy a power adapter online.

  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org entry about Botswana.
  2. Type G plug adapter - A Type G power adapter has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, priced under C$15.
  3. Wikipedia - power adaptor