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

Power adapters for Pakistan

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 charge your electronics in Pakistan. This page has links to step by step instructions which shows exactly how to supply power to your devices when travelling to Pakistan using the Type G, C, D or M Pakistani 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. Most power adapters will vary depending on which country you travelling to so we suggest reading the Wikiconnections world power adapters guide where you'll find a full list of destinations.

What is the best power adapter for Pakistan?

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

What is the best power adapter for Pakistan?

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 Pakistan.

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

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

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

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

No, a power adapter only adapts the shape of a plug to fit into a 230 volt Pakistani 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 Pakistan.

Do I need a power adapter for Pakistan?

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

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

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

Where to buy a power adapter for Pakistan in Canada

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Pakistan in Canada

Pakistan 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/Pakistan - Pakistan Wikipedia page.
  2. Type G plug adapter - Allows appliances to connect to Type G power outlets without converting voltage, C$30-C$35.
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adapter - power adaptor