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

Power adapters for Namibia

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 Namibia. This page has links to step-by-step instructions demonstrating which power adapters you'll need to power your devices in Namibia using the standard Type D or M 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. Power adapters are different regionally therefore please read the power adapters for a full list of regions and countries.

What is the best power adapter for Namibia?

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

What is the best power adapter for Namibia?

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 Namibian 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 Namibia?

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

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 Namibia simply by adapting the shape of the plug.

Do I need a power adapter in Namibia?

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 Namibia if I'm from Canada?

If you are travelling from Canada you will need to bring a power adapter for Namibia as A Canadian plug won't physically fit into a Namibian power outlet, and because the voltage is different you will also need to use a power converter for Namibia 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 Namibia in Canada

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Namibia in Canada

Namibia 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 Namibia.
  2. Type D plug adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D plug adapter has large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, under C$10.
  3. Wikipedia - power adaptor