Adapters for Cameroon - What plug adapter do I need for Cameroon?

Power adapters for Cameroon

Various frequencies and standards can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country especially to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used in the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your device in Cameroon. This page has links to step-by-step instructions telling you exactly which power adapters you'll need to supply power to your devices when visiting Cameroon by using their Type E or C Cameroonian 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. Power adapters differ regionally therefore please read our Wikiconnections global power adapters page where you'll find a complete list showing destinations.

What is the best power adapter for Cameroon?

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

What is the best power adapter for Cameroon?

What is a power adapter for a Cameroonian power outlet?

A power adapter is a compact and lightweight plastic adapter that permits a different shaped power plug on an appliance from another region to fit into a power socket in Cameroon.

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 in Cameroon?

It depends on the country you are travelling from and the shape of plug you are attempting to use.

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What does a power adapter do?

A power adapter allows visitors travelling from another country to use electrical appliances and devices in Cameroon simply by altering the shape of the plug.

Do I need a power adapter for Cameroon if I'm visiting from Canada?

Canadian plugs won't physically fit in a Cameroonian power outlet therefore you will need to use a power adapter for Cameroon, and because the voltage is different you will also need to use a power converter for Cameroon to prevent overheating or damage to your device or appliance if it isn't dual voltage.

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Will a power adapter change the voltage from a Cameroonian power outlet?

Power adapters will only adapt the shape of a plug to fit into a 220 volt Cameroonian power outlet and is unable to convert the power to a higher voltage. If you wish to safely use a 100-120 volt device you also need to bring a step down power converter for Cameroon along with the correct power adapter.

Where to buy a power adapter for Cameroon in Canada

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Cameroon in Canada

Cameroon 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 web page about Cameroon.
  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, priced at under C$15.
  3. Wikipedia - power adaptor