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

Power adapters for Mongolia

Varying complicated voltages and standards can all 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 tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power your electronics in Mongolia. This page has links to step by step instructions showing exactly how to charge your devices when travelling to Mongolia using the Type E or C Mongolian 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. Most power adapters will vary depending on which region you travelling to so we suggest reading the Wikiconnections global power adapters guide where you'll find a full list of destinations.

What is the best power adapter for Mongolia?

The best power adapter for Mongolia is a Type E plug adapter [2] which will allow you to use any 220 volt appliance or device.

What is the best power adapter for Mongolia?

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 Mongolia.

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

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

No, a power adapter only adapts the shape of a plug to fit into a 220 volt Mongolian 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 Mongolia.

What does a power adapter for a Mongolian power outlet do?

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

Do I need a power adapter for Mongolia?

It depends on the type of plug you wish to use in Mongolia and the location you are travelling from.

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

A Canadian plug won't physically fit into a Mongolian power outlet therefore you will need to use a plug adapter for Mongolia, and as the voltage is much higher you will also need to use a power converter for Mongolia if your appliance or charger isn't dual voltage which prevents overheating or damage.

Where to buy a power adapter for Mongolia in Canada

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Mongolia in Canada

Mongolia 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. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mongolia - Mongolia Wikipedia page.
  2. Type E plug adapter - Allows appliances to connect to Type E power outlets without converting voltage, estimated cost C$10-C$15.
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adapter - power adaptor