Adapters for Swaziland - What power adapter do I need for Swaziland?

Power adapters for Swaziland

Complicated combinations of frequencies and standards can often lead to confusion when planning on travelling to a different country, especially for the first time traveller. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets used in the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power your electronics in Swaziland. This page contains links to useful instructions showing exactly how to supply power to your devices when you're visiting Swaziland by using the 230 volt 50Hz M Type Swazi wall outlet. Power sockets will change regionally therefore we recommend reading the power adapters for a full list of regions and countries.

What is the best power adapter for Swaziland?

The best power adapter for Swaziland is a Type M power adapter which allows you to use any 230 volt device or appliance. [2]

What is the best power adapter for Swaziland?

What is a power adapter for a Swazi power outlet?

Power adapters are small and lightweight plastic adapters which permit a Swazi power outlet to accept a power plug from a different country. [3]

Do I need a plug adapter in Swaziland?

If the shape of the Swazi power outlet isn't the same as the type of plug outlet in Swaziland then you will need a power adapter.

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What does a power adapter do?

A power adapter enables a visitor from a different location to use their electrical devices in Swaziland simply by changing the shape of the plug.

Do I need a plug adapter if I'm visiting Swaziland from Canada?

A Canadian plug won't physically fit into a Swazi power outlet so you will need to bring a plug adapter for Swaziland, and because the voltage is different you will also need to use a power converter for Swaziland if your appliance or charger isn't dual voltage to prevent damage or overheating.

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

A power adapter only adapts the shape of a plug to fit into a 230 volt Swazi power outlet and can't convert to a different voltage. Should you need to safely use a 100, 110 or 120 volt device then you also need a step down power converter for Swaziland.

Where to buy a power adapter for Swaziland in Canada

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Swaziland in Canada

Swaziland 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 Swaziland.
  2. Type M plug adapter - South African Type M power adapters have three large circular pins in a triangular shape with the top earthed pin longer and larger in diameter, estimated cost C$4-C$5.
  3. Wikipedia - power adaptor