Adapters for The Republic of the Congo - What power adapter do I need for The Republic of the Congo?

Power adapters for The Republic of the Congo

Various combinations of standards and sockets can often be daunting when planning on staying in a different country, especially if you've never visited before. 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 electronics in The Republic of the Congo. This page contains links to step-by-step instructions showing how to charge your devices when you're travelling to The Republic of the Congo using the standard E, C or D type 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. Power adapters will vary depending on which country you visiting so we recommend that you read the Wikiconnections world 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 The Republic of the Congo?

The best power adapter for The Republic of the Congo will be a Type E power adapter which is suitable for powering any 230 volt device or appliance. [2]

What is the best power adapter for The Republic of the Congo?

What is a power adapter for a Congo power outlet?

Power adapters are small and lightweight plastic adapters which permit a Congo power outlet to accept a power plug from a different country. [3]

What does a power adapter do?

A power adapter enables a visitor from a different location to use their electrical devices in The Republic of the Congo simply by changing the shape of the plug.

Do I need a plug adapter in The Republic of the Congo?

If the shape of the Congo power outlet isn't the same as the type of plug outlet in The Republic of the Congo then you will need a power adapter.

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Do I need a plug adapter if I'm visiting The Republic of the Congo from Canada?

A Canadian plug won't physically fit into a Congo power outlet so you will need to bring a plug adapter for The Republic of the Congo, and because the voltage is different you will also need to use a power converter for The Republic of the Congo if your appliance or charger isn't dual voltage to prevent damage or overheating.

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

A power adapter only adapts the shape of a plug to fit into a 230 volt Congo power outlet and can't convert to a different voltage. Should you need to safely use a 100, 110 or 120 volt device then you also need a step down power converter for The Republic of the Congo.

Where to buy a power adapter for The Republic of the Congo in Canada

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Where to buy a power adapter for The Republic of the Congo in Canada

The Republic of the Congo 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 The Republic of the Congo.
  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, under C$5.
  3. Wikipedia - power adaptor