Adapters for Afghanistan - What power adapter do I need for Afghanistan?

Power adapters for Afghanistan

Various combinations of standards and sockets can often be daunting when planning on staying in a foreign country especially if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used in the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your electronics in Afghanistan. This page contains links to step-by-step instructions showing how to charge your devices when you're travelling to Afghanistan using the standard F or C type 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. Power adapters will vary depending on which country you visiting so we recommend that you read the Wiki Connections world power adapters page where you'll find a full list showing powering devices in different regions and countries.

What is the best power adapter for Afghanistan?

The best power adapter for Afghanistan will be a Type F plug adapter [2] which is suitable for powering any 220 volt appliance or device.

What is the best power adapter for Afghanistan?

What is a power adapter for an Afghan power outlet?

A power adapter is a compact and lightweight plastic adapter that permits a different type of power plug on an appliance from a foreign region to correctly fit into an Afghan power outlet.

Will a power adapter change the voltage from an Afghan power outlet?

A power adapter only adapts the shape of a plug to fit into a 220 volt Afghan power outlet and is unable to convert to a higher voltage. Should you wish to safely use a 100-120 volt device you also need a more expensive step down power converter.

What does a power adapter do?

A power adapter for Afghanistan allows visitors travelling from another country to use electrical appliances and devices in Afghanistan by altering the shape of the power plug from one shape to another.

Do I need a plug adapter in Afghanistan?

This depends on the type of plug you are attempting to use in Afghanistan.

Do I need a plug adapter if I'm visiting Afghanistan from America?

A US plug won't physically fit into an Afghan power outlet so you will need to bring a plug adapter for Afghanistan, and because the voltage is 220 volts you will also need to use a power converter for Afghanistan if your appliance or charger isn't dual voltage to prevent damage or overheating.

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afghanistan - wikipedia.org entry about Afghanistan.
  2. Type F plug adapter - Allows appliances to connect to Type F power outlets without converting voltage, costs under C$20.
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adapter - power adaptor