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

Power adapters for Togo

Various combinations of frequencies and standards can often lead to confusion when planning to stay in another country, especially to the first time traveller. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of sockets used throughout the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to power your device in Togo. This page has links to useful instructions telling you exactly which power adapters you'll need to charge your devices when staying in Togo by using their standard 220 volt 50Hz Type C power outlet, with the Togolese using a Europlug for wall outlets. When travelling you'll find power adapters will change regionally therefore please read our WikiConnections travel power adapters page where you'll find a complete list showing charging devices in different regions.

What is the best power adapter for Togo?

The best power adapter for Togo is a Type C power adapter which allows you to use any 220 volt device or appliance. [2]

What is the best power adapter for Togo?

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 Togolese power outlet.

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

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 Togo simply by adapting the shape of the plug.

Do I need a power adapter in Togo?

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 Togo if I'm from Canada?

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

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Can a power adapter change the voltage in Togo?

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

Where to buy a power adapter for Togo in Canada

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Togo in Canada

Togo 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 Togo.
  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$15.
  3. Wikipedia - power adaptor