Adapter for Somalia - What plug adapter do I need for Somalia?

Power adapters for Somalia

Complicated combinations of standards and plug types can often lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your electronics in Somalia. This page has links to simple instructions demonstrating how to supply power to your devices when visiting Somalia using a standard 220 volt 50Hz C Type Somali plug outlet, the Somalis will use a Europlug for wall outlets. You will discover that power adapters are different from region to region therefore please read our WikiConnections travel power adapters page for a full list of charging devices in different regions and countries.

What is the best power adapter for Somalia?

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

What is the best power adapter for Somalia?

What is a power adapter?

Power adapters are compact and lightweight plastic adapters which allow a Somali power outlet to accept a power plug from an appliance from a foreign country.

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 for Somalia?

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

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Do I need a plug adapter for Somalia if I'm from Canada?

Canadian plugs won't physically fit into a Somali power outlet therefore you will need to use a plug adapter for Somalia, and as the voltage is different you will also need to bring a power converter for Somalia 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 for a Somali power outlet do?

A power adapter enables visitors from another country to use their electronic and electrical appliances in Somalia simply by altering the shape of the power plug to fit the power socket.

Does a power adapter change the voltage in Somalia?

Power adapters can only adapt the shape of a plug to fit into a 220 volt Somali power outlet and can't convert to a different voltage. Should you wish to safely use any 100, 110 or 120 volt device then you also need to bring a more expensive step down power converter for Somalia.

Where to buy a power adapter for Somalia in Canada

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Somalia in Canada

Somalia 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 - Somalia Wikipedia page.
  2. Type C plug adapter - European Europlug Type C plug adapters are unearthed and comprise of two 4mm rounded pins placed 19mm apart, estimated cost C$10-C$15.
  3. Wikipedia - power adaptor