Uganda power adapters - What adapter do I need for Uganda?

Power adapters for Uganda

Varying different standards and voltages can all be daunting when planning on travelling to another country for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your electronics in Uganda. This page has links to simple instructions demonstrating how to supply power to your devices when travelling to Uganda using a standard 240 volt 50Hz G Type Ugandan power outlet, with the Ugandans using 13 amp plugs for power outlets. Most power adapters vary from country to country so we suggest reading our Wiki Connections global power adapters list where you'll find a full list of regions.

What is the best power adapter for Uganda?

The best power adapter for Uganda will be a Type G power adapter which allows you to use any 240 volt appliance or device. [2]

What is the best power adapter for Uganda?

What is a power adapter?

A power adapter is a small, cheap and lightweight plastic adapter that permits a different type of power plug from a different region to easily slot into an electrical outlet in Uganda.

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 Uganda?

If the shape of the Ugandan power outlet isn't the same as the power outlet in your home country then you will need a power adapter.

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Will I need a power adapter if I'm visiting Uganda from Canada?

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

A power adapter enables visitors travelling from a different country to use their electronic and electrical appliances and devices in Uganda by adapting the shape of the power plug from one type to another.

Can a power adapter convert the voltage from a Ugandan power outlet?

No, a power adapter only adapts the shape of a plug to fit into a 240 volt Ugandan power outlet and is unable to convert the power to a higher voltage. If you need to safely use a 100-120 volt appliance then you will also need to bring a step down power converter for Uganda.

Where to buy a power adapter for Uganda in Canada

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Uganda in Canada

Uganda 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 - Uganda Wikipedia page.
  2. Type G plug adapter - A Type G power adapter has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, costing under C$5.
  3. Wikipedia - power adaptor