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

Power adapters for Morocco

If you are packing for a vacation to Morocco it is useful to know in advance if you'll be able to power any important devices like mobiles and tablets when you arrive. However, by not knowing which power socket to expect you may end up either bringing too many adaptors or pack the wrong adaptor, meaning needing to buy or borrow a potentially expensive adaptor when you're there which might be incompatible. Varying complicated combinations of standards and voltages can often be daunting when planning to travel to another country especially to the first time traveller. This isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your device in Morocco. This page has links to step-by-step instructions demonstrating which power adapters you'll need to power your devices in Morocco using the standard Type E or C 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets, Type E power outlets will be typically used by most Moroccans. 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 powering devices in different regions and countries.

What is the best power adapter for Morocco?

The best power adapter for Morocco will be a Type E power adapter which is suitable for powering any 220 volt device or appliance. [2]

What is the best power adapter for Morocco?

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 Moroccan power outlet.

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

Do I need a power adapter in Morocco?

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 Morocco if I'm from Canada?

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

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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 Morocco simply by adapting the shape of the plug.

Can a power adapter change the voltage in Morocco?

Power adapters can only adapt the shape of a plug to fit into a 220 volt Moroccan 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 Morocco along with the correct power adapter.

Where to buy a power adapter for Morocco in Canada

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Morocco in Canada

Morocco 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.

Where to buy a power adapter in Morocco

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Where to buy a power adapter in Morocco

On arrival power adapters could be found in local electrical high street shops and drug stores, but always check the build quality first as safety standards might be different in a foreign country as this is important when dealing with electrical goods. Keep in mind that a shopping trip searching for power adapters in an unknown location might be impractical, especially as this needs to happen quickly before batteries run out.

Hotel receptions could have a power adapter for sale, hire or as a complimentary extra for guests; however, availability is normally limited and a hotel might not have the exact type required for your country. If in doubt, call ahead to the hotel first and request a reservation as it is unlikely that an adapter will be found in your room on arrival.

  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org entry about Morocco.
  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, costing C$10-C$15.
  3. Wikipedia - power adaptor