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

Power adapters for Malawi

Varying different combinations of standards and voltages can all be daunting when planning to travel to another country to the first time traveller. This isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your device in Malawi. This page has links to step by step instructions demonstrating which power adapters you'll need to power your devices when you are in Malawi using a standard 230 volt 50Hz G Type wall outlet, with the Malawians using 13 amp plugs for wall outlets. Most power adapters differ depending on which region you in therefore we recommend reading the Wiki Connections world power adapters page where you'll find a full list showing regions and countries.

What is the best power adapter for Malawi?

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

What is the best power adapter for Malawi?

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 Malawian power outlet.

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

Can a power adapter change the voltage in Malawi?

Power adapters can only adapt the shape of a plug to fit into a 230 volt Malawian 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 Malawi along with the correct power adapter.

Do I need a power adapter in Malawi?

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

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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 Malawi simply by adapting the shape of the plug.

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

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

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Where to buy a power adapter for Malawi in Canada

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Malawi in Canada

Malawi 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 Malawi.
  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, under C$15.
  3. Wikipedia - power adaptor