Nepal adapters - What plug adapter do I need for Nepal?

Power adapters for Nepal

Various voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your device in Nepal. This page has links to instructions showing how to power your devices when staying in Nepal by using the D, C or M type 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. Most power sockets differ depending on which country you are in therefore please read the power adapters for a complete list of countries.

What is the best power adapter for Nepal?

The best power adapter for Nepal is a Type D power adapter [2] which is suitable for powering any 230 volt appliance or device.

What is the best power adapter for Nepal?

What is a power adapter for a Nepali power outlet?

Power adapters are small, cheap and lightweight plastic adapters which permit a power outlet in Nepal to accept a power plug from a foreign region.

What does a power adapter for Nepal do?

A power adapter allows a visitor travelling from another location to use their electrical devices in Nepal by altering the shape of the plug from one type to another.

Do I need a plug adapter for Nepal?

This depends on the shape of plug you want to use in Nepal.

Do I need a power adapter if I'm visiting Nepal from Canada?

Canadian plugs won't fit into a Nepali power outlet therefore you will need to bring a plug adapter for Nepal, and because the voltage is much higher you will also need to bring a power converter for Nepal if your charger or appliance isn't dual voltage which prevents damage or overheating.

Will a power adapter convert the voltage in Nepal?

Power adapters will only adapt the shape of a plug to fit into a 230 volt Nepali power outlet and is unable to convert to a different voltage. If you need to safely use any 100-120 volt device then you will also need to bring a step down power converter.

Where to buy a power adapter for Nepal in Canada

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Nepal in Canada

Nepal 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/Nepal - Nepali Wiki page.
  2. Type D plug adapter - Allows appliances to connect to Type D power outlets without converting voltage, costs under C$10.
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adapter - power adaptor