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

Power adapters for Mauritania

Varying different combinations of voltages and standards can often lead to confusion when planning on staying in a foreign country especially if you've never been there before. This isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power your electronics in Mauritania. This page contains links to simple instructions showing how to power your devices when you are travelling to Mauritania using a standard 220 volt 50Hz Type C power outlet, with the Mauritanians using a Europlug for power outlets. Power adapters will vary regionally therefore please read our Wikiconnections world power adapters page where you'll find a complete list showing charging devices in different destinations.

What is the best power adapter for Mauritania?

The best power adapter for Mauritania will be a Type C plug adapter which will allow you to use any 220 volt appliance or device. [2]

What is the best power adapter for Mauritania?

What is a power adapter for a Mauritanian 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 Mauritania.

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

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

Power adapters will only adapt the shape of a plug to fit into a 220 volt Mauritanian 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 Mauritania along with the correct power adapter.

Do I need a plug adapter in Mauritania?

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

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

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

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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 Mauritania simply by altering the shape of the plug.

Where to buy a power adapter for Mauritania in Canada

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Where to buy a power adapter for Mauritania in Canada

Mauritania 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 Mauritania.
  2. Type C plug adapter - European Europlug Type C plug adapters are unearthed and comprise of two 4mm rounded pins placed 19mm apart, costing under C$5.
  3. Wikipedia - power adaptor