Azerbaijan power adapters - what plugs are used in Azerbaijan?

Azerbaijani power outlet

What adapter do I need for Azerbaijan?

You'll need to pack a Type F plug adapter [4] for Azerbaijan if your plug won't fit in an Azerbaijani power outlet.

The type of power adapter, power converter or charger that's needed when visiting Azerbaijan all depends on the voltage and type of device that you're attempting to charge with an Azerbaijani power outlet. If you don't know which voltage your device can use then read the section about how to find out the voltage of your device first.

  • Some areas in Azerbaijan suffer from regular blackouts therefore you should pack a portable charger [9] if you need to recharge your cellphone and other devices whilst travelling during a blackout.
  • If you're planning on visiting Azerbaijan from America you will need to bring a suitable power adapter to fit a US plug in an Azerbaijani power outlet. Because the voltage is different in Azerbaijan use a power converter if your device isn't dual voltage and check that it can work with a 50hz power outlet.
  • If your device can run on 230 volts or is dual voltage and your plug will fit in an Azerbaijani power outlet then you can use it in Azerbaijan.
  • If your device is 230 volts or is dual voltage but the plug doesn't fit in an Azerbaijani power outlet then you'll need a suitable plug adapter for Azerbaijan such a Type F plug adapter [4]. A plug adapter for Azerbaijan (or power adapter) will only change the shape of the plug on your device to fit into a plug outlet found in Azerbaijan, but isn't designed to convert the voltage from 230 volts to another voltage.
  • If your device is unable to run on 230 volts and isn't dual voltage then you will also need a power converter for Azerbaijan to convert the voltage from 230 volts to the correct voltage on your device. You'll still need to bring a suitable plug adapter for Azerbaijan if the power converter doesn't include the correct Type F plug adapter.
  • If you only need to bring your USB devices such as tablets or cell phones then a USB travel power adapter is recommended and it should work with any voltage, but ensure that you bring one which has a Type F plug adapter otherwise you will also need to bring a suitable plug adapter for Azerbaijan.

Warning: If your device won't handle 230 volts you run the potential risk of damage to your device, an electrical fire hazard or a blown fuse. Before attempting to use your device in Azerbaijan check the instruction manual to ensure safe operation.

Azerbaijan power adapters

Power adapters for Azerbaijan

Varying complicated combinations of voltages and plugs can often be daunting when planning to travel to a new country for the first time traveller. However this isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power your device in Azerbaijan. This page has links to step by step instructions showing you how to supply power to your devices when you are in Azerbaijan by using their standard Type F or C 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. Most power adapters will vary regionally therefore we recommend that you read our Wiki Connections world power adapters list for a complete list showing charging devices in different regions and countries.

What is the best power adapter for Azerbaijan?

The best power adapter for Azerbaijan is a Type F plug adapter [4] which is suitable for powering any 230 volt device or appliance.

What is the best power adapter for Azerbaijan?

What is a power adapter for an Azerbaijani power outlet?

Power adapters are compact and lightweight plastic adapters which permit a different shaped power plug from a different region to easily fit into an Azerbaijani power outlet.

Also known as: an electrical adapter, plug adapter, travel adapter, electrical adaptor, mains travel adapter or power adaptor [10].

What does a power adapter for an Azerbaijani power outlet do?

A power adapter enables a visitor from another country to use their own electronic devices in Azerbaijan simply by adapting the shape of the plug from one shape to another.

Do I need a power adapter in Azerbaijan?

This will depend on the type of plug you want to use and the location you are travelling from.

Do I need a plug adapter for Azerbaijan if I'm from the US?

If you are travelling from the US you will need to bring a power adapter for Azerbaijan because US plugs won't fit in an Azerbaijani power outlet, and because the voltage is much higher you will also need to use a power converter for Azerbaijan to prevent overheating or damage to your device or appliance if it isn't dual voltage.

Do European plugs work in Azerbaijan?

Because there are eight different power outlet types used throughout Europe there is a possibility that a plug adapter that works in another country in Europe doesn't fit in an Azerbaijani power outlet.

Does a power adapter change the voltage in Azerbaijan?

No - a power adapter only adapts the shape of a plug to fit into a 230 volt Azerbaijani power outlet and doesn't convert to a higher voltage. If you need to safely use any 100, 110 or 120 volt device then you also need to bring a step down power converter for Azerbaijan along with the right adapter.

Electrical adapters for Azerbaijan

Power Plug Adapters

A small and lightweight type F plug adapter

Power Plug Adapters

Benefits of a power plug adapter

  • Cheap, prices starting at around $7 USD.
  • Easy to operate.
  • Using a Type F plug adapter [4] will be ideal for Azerbaijan.
  • Small and light.

Disadvantages of a power plug adapter

  • Only 1 plug adapter for each appliance - for every individual appliance you'll also need to use a separate power plug adapter.
  • Only changes the shape of the plug to fit in a Type F Azerbaijani power outlet and not the actual voltage used in Azerbaijan. So if your appliance doesn't support 230 volts and isn't dual voltage you'll also need to bring a separate voltage converter.
  • Should you plan on travelling to more than just Azerbaijan then you may need to pack multiple power adapter types.
  • You'll also need to bring a separate USB charger as well if you wish to charge any USB device.
  • Your accomodation in Azerbaijan might only have a single power outlet, therefore you will only be able to charge one appliance at a time.
Universal Travel Power Adapters

Universal adapters work in over 150 countries

Universal Travel Power Adapters

Benefits of a universal travel power adapter

  • Most models will work in over 150 different countries.
  • All-in-one compact design which is lightweight and small for around $15 USD.
  • There are some universal travel adapters that have multiple USB charging ports.
  • Straightforward operation.
  • There are some models that have a surge protector built in to protect your device from being overpowered by an unstable power grid.
  • The pins retract so don't catch against other items in baggage.
  • A universal travel power adapter can still be of some use domestically as a USB charger.
  • Changes shape to Types A/B, E/F, G and I plugs so should fit in an Azerbaijani power outlet.

Disadvantages of a universal travel power adapter

  • Cannot be used with a high power electrical appliance such as clothes irons, hair straighteners, kettles, vacuum cleaners, hair dryers or curling irons.
  • The pins and other internal moving parts could be fragile on some universal travel power adapters which could make them likely to break when travelling.
  • Only provide power to one appliance.
  • Might not work in some countries, adapters might not cover certain countries with less popular outlets.
  • Lacking a voltage converter means it won't be suitable for non-230 volts devices in Azerbaijan.
Travel Power Strips

A power strip with multiple USB ports

Travel Power Strips

Benefits of a travel power strip

  • Able to power several electronic devices and appliances at the same time from just a single plug socket, costing on average $30 USD.
  • You will find some models will convert voltage for lower wattage electronics. So therefore if the appliance isn't dual voltage it will still be used in Azerbaijan when using a travel power strip, making them a cheaper lightweight substitute for a dedicated power converter.
  • Some models should feature a number of USB ports.
  • Offers surge protection. The voltage from power grids in certain countries could be unstable, a power surge will damage delicate devices. Some power strips include a surge protector, this will protect any electronics from being overpowered by unstable power grids.
  • It can still be of some use domestically as a USB charger and power strip.
  • US and Canadian power strips include Type A, B, D, E/F, G, H, I, L and N plug adapters so should work in Azerbaijan. (Note: UK power strips include type B, F, G and I plug adapters so you will need to use it with an additional plug adapter.)

Disadvantages of a travel power strip

  • Unlike a dedicated voltage converter, the conversion on travel power strips doesn't support high wattage appliances such as clothes irons or hair straighteners.
  • Due to their size power strips might be unsuitable for hand luggage.
  • A travel power strip could be excessive for some travellers with only a small number of items to charge.
Travel USB Wall Chargers

A USB travel charger with swappable heads

Travel USB Wall Chargers

Benefits of a travel USB wall charger

  • Perfect if you only want to power USB devices, for example cell phones, tablet computers or eReaders.
  • You only have to bring a single charger rather than pack multiple domestic USB power chargers costing on average $18 USD.
  • USB wall chargers are typically supplied with interchangeable adapter heads which make them versatile in a large number of countries. Interchangeable adapter heads are usually lightweight and small making them easy to pack.
  • Travel USB wall chargers should include a surge protector.
  • It can still be useful domestically.
  • The interchangeable plugs will fit in Types A/B, E/F, G and I outlets so will work in Azerbaijan.

Disadvantages of a travel USB wall charger

  • They only have USB ports so you won't be able to charge any electrical appliances, only USB powered devices.
Plug Adapter Sets

A plug adapter set

Plug Adapter Sets

Benefits of a plug adapter set

  • As prices are around $15-$20 USD an adapter set will typically work out more economical buying than buying individual $7 power plug adapter types.
  • By bringing every type of plug adapter will ensure you are covered for all countries.
  • The most flexible option for travellers visiting different locations.
  • Set includes Type A, B, C, D, E/F, G, H, I, J, L, M and N plugs so should be suitable with an Azerbaijani power outlet.

Disadvantages of a plug adapter set

  • Involves planning; before any trip you will need to choose which plug adapters to pack in advance, if you don't know every country you'll be visiting you'll need to bring each adapter in the set with you.
  • Means lots of individual items to bring along.
  • All remaining power adapters will be useless.
  • Not all power adapter types are typically included in the set (especially rarer adapters) - so ensure that your plug adapter set includes an adapter which works with an Azerbaijani power outlet.
  • Only changes the actual shape of the plug but don't modify the voltage.
Voltage Converters

Larger voltage converters

Voltage Converters

Benefits of a voltage converter

Disadvantages of a voltage converter

  • A power converter only converts the 230 volts from a Azerbaijani power outlet and won't change the shape of the plug to slot in a Azerbaijani power outlet, you will still need to bring a suitable plug adapter for Azerbaijan.
  • The size and weight of voltage converters makes them too heavy for packing in carry-on luggage.
  • A power converter isn't useful when get back from Azerbaijan.
  • Usually less expensive to buy a dual voltage travel appliance than to purchase an expensive voltage converter simply in order to bring your existing single voltage appliance in Azerbaijan.
  • Costly - on average $128 USD.
  • If you are travelling from America and go to Azerbaijan then you will need a voltage converter as the voltage is 230 volts.

Comparison of electrical adapters for Azerbaijan

Type F Power Plug Adapter
Power Plug Adapter
Universal Travel Power Adapter
Universal Travel Power Adapter
Travel USB Wall Charger
Travel USB Wall Charger
Travel Power Strip
Travel Power Strip
Plug Adapter Set
Plug Adapter Set
Voltage Converter
Voltage Converter
Can be used in Azerbaijan Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Types of plug included F A/B, E/F, G and I A/B, E/F, G and I A, B, D, E/F, G, H, I, L and N A, B, C, D, E/F, G, H, I, J, L, M and N B
Compatible number of countries (A) 70+ 150+ 150+ 200+ 230+ 230+
Fits in a Type F Azerbaijani power outlet Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Additional Type F plug adapter required to fit in an Azerbaijani power outlet Yes
Useful when you return to Canada Yes Yes Yes
Typical combined number of USB ports and AC outlets 1 3 4 7 1 2
Powers USB devices Yes Yes Yes
Typical number of USB ports 0 2 4 4 0 0
Powers a 230 volt AC appliance in Azerbaijan Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Typical number of AC outlets 1 1 0 3 (B) 2
Converts voltage (?) Yes (C) Yes
Surge protection Yes Yes Yes Yes
Typical dimensions 2.6 x 1.9 x 1.4 inches 3 x 2.1 x 2.1 inches 4.3 x 3.4 x 1.3 inches 6.6 x 3.6 x 1.5 inches 7.1 x 3.9 x 2.8 inches 11.7 x 8.1 x 6.7 inches
Typical weight 4.5 ounces 4 ounces 4.5 ounces 1.6 pounds 13 ounces 20 pounds
Typical number of items to carry (D) 1 1 5 8 12 2
Suitable for hand luggage Yes Yes Yes • (E) • (F)
Typical price $7 USD $15 USD $18 USD $30 USD $19 USD $128 USD
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Azerbaijan power outlets and plug sockets

What plug sockets are used in Azerbaijan?

Type C and F power outlets

What plug sockets are used in Azerbaijan?

There are two types of power supply used in Azerbaijan, types F and C with the primary power outlets being type F:

  • Plug Type C - This ungrounded power socket is recognised by two adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  • Plug Type F - You can recognise the wall socket by two large holes 19 mm next to each other and a pair of metal grounding clips above and below.

Do US plugs work in Azerbaijan?

No; an American plug won't work in Azerbaijan because it doesn't fit into an Azerbaijani power outlet without using a plug adapter. The voltage is different therefore use a power converter for Azerbaijan if your appliance or charger isn't dual voltage and check that your appliance will work with a 50hz power outlet.

Do European plugs work in Azerbaijan?

Tourists in Europe

Do European plugs work in Azerbaijan?

Different destinations in Europe all use different power outlet types and voltages, with 8 types of power outlets used in Europe (types C, D, E, F, G, J, K and L) you might find a plug which works with an Azerbaijani power outlet might not function correctly in another destination. When travelling to more than one location in Europe you can either bring along a multiple power adapter travel set [15] consisting of all types of power adapters, or a more convenient international travel plug adapter [16] as both these options should make sure that you're covered for all different power outlet types that you may encounter in each region. Before travelling check the list of power outlets used throughout Europe to discover which power adapters and converters you might need during your trip.

What electrical frequency is used in Azerbaijan?

The frequency of the alternating current in an Azerbaijani power outlet is 50Hz.

How do I use a 110 volt appliance in Azerbaijan?

A step down power converter will allow you to use either a 110V or 120V appliance in an Azerbaijani power outlet.

Is an Azerbaijani power outlet the same as in the US?

US plugs won't fit in an Azerbaijani power outlet therefore bring a plug adapter for Azerbaijan. Both the voltage and frequency are different so if your charger or appliance isn't dual voltage please use a power converter for Azerbaijan and ensure that it works with 50hz.

Is the voltage in Azerbaijan the same as in the US?

The voltage which comes from an Azerbaijani power outlet is 230 volts, but Americans use 120 volts. If your American appliance or charger isn't dual voltage then you will need use a power converter for an Azerbaijani power outlet which allows a 120 volt US appliance to work with a 220-240 volt outlet.

What is access to electricity in Azerbaijan like?

100% of population in Azerbaijan has access to electricity.

Does Azerbaijan have power outages?

Every month in parts of Azerbaijan power cuts are reported.

Should I bring a portable charger to Azerbaijan?

Due to problems with the reliability of the power grid in Azerbaijan visitors are advised to bring alternative charging options if they want to recharge devices such as cellphones reliably.

  • Whilst travelling increased reliance on mobile phones for taking photos, storing calendars, getting directions, social networks and streaming videos will drain the power towards the end of the day. A flat smart phone battery can potentially leave you in an unknown location without sufficient power to make emergency calls or being able to use sat nav to return to your accommodation.
  • Using a power bank [9] in Azerbaijan lowers that risk as it allows you to keep your smart phone powered without needing a phone charger, especially when travelling to a location with power outages in some areas.
  • A 10,000mAh portable charger [9] will supply enough energy to power around 3 full charge cycles while a 20,000mAh portable charger [20] should keep a typical cell phone powered for almost seven days.
  • If your laptop uses a USB-C charging port then a portable charger for a laptop [21] marked with PD (power delivery) which supplies 20Wh or more can be used to extend the battery life of your laptop when travelling to Azerbaijan.
  • Before travelling please note that some airlines don't let you take portable chargers on an aircraft with more than 100Wh of power and must not be kept in the hold so please check ahead with the airline.
  • Consumer power banks won't work with high wattage items, but a rechargeable hair dryer [18] or gas hair straighteners [19] are designed for travelling to locations with regular power cuts such as Azerbaijan.
Should I bring a portable charger to Azerbaijan?
Do solar battery chargers work in Azerbaijan?

A solar backpack recharging

Do solar battery chargers work in Azerbaijan?

The climate in Azerbaijan may be suitable conditions for a solar power bank [23] but it is likely to take time to charge. Because of their reduced surface area of the cells a solar power bank will need to be left in powerful daylight for an extended period of time to produce enough energy for a single charge cycle, which might prove difficult to constantly unpack a solar power bank and wait whilst it recharges in sunny spells.

  • Instead, the larger solar panels found on a solar backpack [22] will give the bag the ability to create more electricity within a faster period of time.
  • Phones that have been directly plugged into a USB port of a solar backpack should gradually charge the battery during sunny spells in Azerbaijan, but this might be inconvenient to have it continually tethered to the bag during the day if it is to be used constantly. A normal power bank [9] plugged into a solar backpack can be continuously recharged inside the bag during sunlight, afterwards you can power up the phone using the power bank at any time without needing the bag.
  • A bag that is suitable for Azerbaijan needs to have a solar cell efficiency of at least 22%, can generate a minimum of 6 watts of energy and be used with a compatible power bank of 10,000mAH or greater.
  • Solar bags are found in rucksack, backpack and messenger styles making them ideal for travel, domestic and work. The flexible and durable cells used in solar powered bags have been designed to endure scratches and bending, unlike regular firm solar panels.

Sources

  • International Electrotechnical Commission - World plugs by location (cited August 2014)
  • Wikipedia - Mains electricity by country (cited July 2014)
  • Index Mundi - Power outages in a typical month (cited May 2018, data collected between 2006 to 2017)
  • Index Mundi - Access to electricity (cited May 2018, latest data collected 2010)
  • WikiPedia - List of countries by average yearly temperature (cited May 2018, data averaged between 1961 to 1990)

Azerbaijan chargers

What is a USB travel power charger?

A USB travel charger is a dual voltage charger with interchangeable plugs and multiple USB ports, suitable for charging multiple USB powered devices when travelling abroad.

What USB charger do I need for Azerbaijan?

When travelling to more than one country or bringing along more than one device the best international travel adapter for Azerbaijan to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [2]. There are two different types of wall outlets that Azerbaijanis use (F and C) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs over. If your device can support Fast Charge then you will benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB power chargers, plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices. Unlike other travel chargers having a four port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy seperate travel chargers for your Azerbaijani trip or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only packing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers using just a single power outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible travel charger online. The multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [2] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

What USB charger do I need for Azerbaijan?

Why use a travel USB charger for Azerbaijan?

  • Typically travel USB chargers include multiple USB charger ports, this means that you now only need to bring one charger to charge all your devices. It helps reduce the size and weight of your baggage by only packing one USB wall charger rather than needing to bring numerous individual USB chargers along.
  • Most travel USB power chargers include swappable plug heads for various regions thereby making them ideal when travelling to other countries across Europe which are likely to use different standards to Azerbaijan.
  • A good USB charger is lightweight, compact and rugged - perfect for rigors of travel rather than risking bringing along a domestic charger which could be impossible to repair in Azerbaijan.
  • USB travel chargers will accept the 230 volts used in Azerbaijan power outlets plus other voltage standards in other countries.
  • There is a possibility that hotel bedrooms or accommodation in Azerbaijan only have a single wall outlet, by bringing a travel charger with multiple USB ports means you can share the single wall outlet with family or other traveler instead of having to wait to recharge each device one by one.
  • Due to their flexible nature a travel USB charger takes the uncertainty out of travelling to any unknown destination as they are guaranteed to work practically anywhere around the world.
  • Power outlets found in airports are often scarce and the demand for charging multiple devices from other passengers during departure can be high, so a USB travel charger with multiple ports and the ability to charge quickly is perect.
  • Some countries power grids are unstable, a good quality travel charger allows for unexpected surges and prevents damage to any devices attached to it. Trying to repair an overloaded mobile phone or tablet in Azerbaijan might prove to be inconvenient and expensive.
  • Premium USB chargers should also include power outlet strips to allow you to plug in low wattage devices such as laptops, but note these are unsuitable for high powered appliances such as hair dryers or clothes irons. Read our section on using travel appliances with an Azerbaijani power outlet for advice on the most suitable power adapter to use with an Azerbaijani power outlet for high powered appliances.
  • Certain tablets and cell phones could pull more than the normal 500 mA (milliamps) supplied by a normal 5 volt USB power adapter to charge or provide fast charge. Ensure that the USB power adapter can support fast charging should some of your devices need additional power.
  • Travel USB chargers can still be useful when returning home by charging multiple cell phones every night using a single power outlet.

What is the best USB charger for Azerbaijan?

The is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Azerbaijan and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from America going to Azerbaijan.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a flexible 5 USB charging ports. This versatile power strip is compatible with both American plugs and popular plug types A, D,E/F, G, H, I, L and N making it perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Azerbaijan.

Power converters for Azerbaijan

What is a power converter for an Azerbaijani power outlet?

A power converter for Azerbaijan allows you to use a 100, 110 or 120 volt electric appliance with a 230 volt Azerbaijani power outlet.

Also known as: electrical converter, electrical transformer, voltage converter, power transformer or voltage transformer.

What is the difference between a plug adapter and a power converter for Azerbaijan?

A small, cheap and lightweight power adapter (or plug adapter) changes the shape of the plug on your device to fit into a power outlet in Azerbaijan, however a heavier and more expensive power converter [24] converts a 230 volt Azerbaijani power outlet to work with a non-230 volt appliance.

Do I need a power converter for Azerbaijan?

If you are visiting Azerbaijan from a different region please check the device will accept a 230 volt power supply.

  • A step down power converter [14] is needed if you are travelling from a country that uses 100-120 volts and your appliance isn't compatible with 230 volts. Read the WikiConnections world power outlets guide to see which voltage your country uses.
  • You shouldn't need a power converter if you already own either a 230 volt single voltage appliance or one that is dual voltage.
  • Normally electrical devices which are designed to work with a lower voltage such as 110 volts and used with 230 volts run a risk of an electrical fire hazard, a blown fuse or damage to your device.
  • You shouldn't need a converter if you wish to recharge a smaller electrical device such as a cell phone as these are normally designed for international use and support dual voltage, however you should always always check the device for dual voltage support prior to your journey.
  • When powering appliances which draw more power or generate heat (such as curling irons and hair dryers) then you will need to use a much larger higher wattage heavy duty power converter [6] which allows it to be used with a 230 volt Azerbaijani power outlet.
  • Investing a smaller robust dual voltage travel appliance could be more cost effective and practical than carrying a much heavier power converter in order to use your existing domestic appliance.
  • For more information read our comprehensive travel guides on travelling with curling wands, clothes irons, blow dryers and flat irons in Azerbaijani power outlets , along with guides for affordable dual voltage alternatives.

Will I need a power converter for Azerbaijan if I'm from America?

The voltage from a wall outlet in Azerbaijan is different to an American supply so you will need to bring a step down power converter if your appliance or charger isn't dual voltage.

What kind of converter do I need for Azerbaijan?

You need to buy a step down power converter [14] in order to use any 100, 110 or 120 volt appliance in Azerbaijan.

What voltage does Azerbaijan use?

Azerbaijan uses 230 volts in their normal power outlets.

How to convert 230 volts to 110 volts

  1. Use a step down power converter [14] to allow you to use a 110 or 120 volt appliance with an 230 volt Azerbaijani power outlet.
  2. If the power converter doesn't include the correct shaped plug then it will also be necessary to plug in the power cord from the power converter into a power adapter for Azerbaijan before plugging that into an Azerbaijani power outlet.
  3. Some power converters include the ability to perform both step up and step down voltage conversions, therefore it may be necessary to manually switch the converter to output the voltage to the 110-120 volt range.
  4. Plug your appliance into the converter and turn the power on, your 110-120 volt appliance can now be used with an 230 volt Azerbaijani power outlet.
What is the difference between a power converter and a power transformer?

Voltage converter

What is the difference between a power converter and a power transformer?

Converters and transformers are both used to change one voltage to another, but this ambiguity can cause confusion as their purposes are different:

  • Power converters are designed for simple electrical appliances which typically generate heat or use motors such as clothes irons, shavers or hair dryers. Transformers are designed for more complex electronic items such as televisions or games consoles.
  • Buying a power converter is cheaper than buying a power transformer.
  • Power transformers are larger and heavier making them more suited for permanent residential use; for example an expat wishing to use an imported television would need to use a transformer for this purpose.
  • Power converters are more suitable for travellers wishing to bring domestic appliances abroad such as hair dryers or flat irons. However, it is more practical and cost effective to purchase a dual voltage appliance designed for travel rather than a heavier power converter.
  • Power converters are suitable for 2 pin ungrounded appliances, it could be harder to find a converter if you want to use a grounded 3 pin appliance.
  • Transformers can be used constantly however it is recommended that converters are used for no longer than a couple of hours at a time.
  • Shops may sell transformers under the name of converters, for the purposes this guide we will be referring to both converters and transformers as converters.
How to tell the voltage of your device

Dual voltage hair straighteners

How to tell the voltage of your device

One method to tell if your appliance is dual voltage is to check for a sticker on the power adapter or on the appliance itself, typically near to where the power cord goes. This location will depend on the make or model of your appliance, it could also be written on the box or in the instruction manual.

  • Single voltage devices could have a specific number - such as 110V.
  • Single voltage devices could also say a small voltage range (around 20 volts) with a dash to accomodate small voltage fluctuations - such as 220-240V.
  • Dual voltage devices will say a large range separated with a slash - such as 110/240V.

Substantiations

How we compared products

Typical figures based on top 5 popular electrical adapters for each form-factor from different manufacturers with prices as of October 2018.

  • Power Plug Adapters - Ceptics Grounded Universal Plug Adapter, TESSAN Grounded Universal Travel Power Plug Adapter, Tmvel Universal International Power Adapter Plug, EnriQ Plug Adapter, Ckitze Travel Power Plug Adapter.
  • Universal Travel Power Adapters - BESTEK Universal Travel Adapter, NEWVANGA International Universal All in One Worldwide Travel Adapter, Bluegogo Universal All in One Worldwide Travel Adapter, HAOZI All-in-one International Power Adapter, UROPHYLLA Universal European Adapter Dual Fuses.
  • Trvel USB Wall Chargers - iKits 4-Port USB Wall/International Charger, LENCENT 4 Port USB Travel Adapter, PISEN USB Wall Charger, Anker 27W 4-Port USB Wall Charger PowerPort 4 Lite, USB Plug Travel Charger Adaptor, Turata 4 Port Universal World Wall Charger.
  • Travel Power Strips - BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip, TESSAN 3 Outlet Surge Protector travel Power Strip, Portable Travel Adapter Power Strip Charging Station, GR-8 Power Compact & Slim Travel Charging Station, NTONPOWER Portable Charging Station.
  • Plug Adapter Sets - Ceptics GP-12PK International Travel Worldwide Grounded Universal Plug Adapter Set, Ceptics World Travel Adapter Set - 11 Pack, BESTEK Grounded Universal Plug Set, OREI 7 World Travel Adapter Plug Set, Ceptics Adapter Plug Set for World Wide International Travel Use.
  • Voltage Converters - Power Bright VC2000W Voltage Transformer Step Up/Down converter, LiteFuze LT-3000 3000 Watt Voltage Converter Transformer - Step Up/Down, SEYAS 1000W Auto Step Up & Step Down Voltage Transformer Converter, Rockstone Power 5000 Watt Heavy Duty Step Up/Down Voltage Transformer Converter, KRIEGER 1700 Watt Voltage Transformer Step up/down 120V / 230V AC outlet American European Converter.

Weight, dimensions, number of AC outlets, number of USB powers and prices were all based by calculating and rounding an average figure for each attribute where known.

Key to electrical adapter comparison

  1. Compatible number of countries based on data from the International Electrotechnical Commission World Plugs page (cited November 2018).
  2. Assuming only a single plug adapter from the plug adapter set will be used at any one time in a compatible location.
  3. Depending on if the power strip supports voltage conversion for low wattage items. All travel power strips tested do not convert voltage for high wattage appliances.
  4. Including the device itself, any supplied plug heads and power cords.
  5. Some travel power strips featuring less AC outlets may be small and lightweight enough to be suitable for hand luggage.
  6. Number of items if bringing an entire set of plug adapters for use in multiple locations to cover all eventualities (unless bringing only the necessary single plug adapter).

What type of adapter do you need for Azerbaijan?

Which type of adapter you need for Azerbaijan

The plug adapter which is suitable for Azerbaijan depends on various requirements, so before deciding which adapter to use we suggest reading through this checklist:

How many devices will you be bringing to Azerbaijan?

How many electrical items are you packing

How many devices will you be bringing to Azerbaijan?

  • Try adding up how many electrical items you intend to bring to Azerbaijan (for example laptops, phones, tablets, eReaders, clothes irons or hair dryers).
    • Remember to take into account that you might own more electrical items in the future. Are you thinking about purchasing a new laptop computer soon?
    • There is an increasing amount of USB powered rechargeable devices such as electric shavers which use USB charging for a power source, the if you buy a new device it might use a USB power adapter so ensure your travel adapter has enough spare ports for these additional items too.
  • Are you bringing children along who might need to charge their iPads?
What different types of electrical devices do you want to use with an Azerbaijani power outlet?

A USB powered phone

What different types of electrical devices do you want to use with an Azerbaijani power outlet?

  • There are three different types of electrical devices or appliances:
    • Low wattage electrical items that can be plugged into an electrical outlet - for example cameras or laptops.
    • High wattage electrical appliances which plug into a power outlet - for example clothes irons or hair straighteners.
    • USB powered devices that can be plugged into a USB port - for example phones.
  • Should you only have to take just USB powered devices to Azerbaijan then a simple travel USB charger is perfect because you'll only have to bring that single lightweight charger whilst leaving your domestic chargers at home.
  • Travel power strips are ideal for powering and converting voltage for many low wattage devices (such as cameras), however won't work with high wattage appliances (such as hair irons) that require voltage conversion and could potentially damage it.
How many Azerbaijani power outlets are available?

Are multiple outlets available

How many Azerbaijani power outlets are available?

  • A hotel may only have a single power outlet on the wall. This will be an inconvenience when charging up the batteries of multiple electronic items such as tablets, mobile phones or laptops overnight as you'll only be able to charge a single device at a time.
  • Should you want to charge more than one device simultaneously then we suggest using either a USB wall charger or a travel power strip which can charge multiple USB ports and power outlets.

Will your devices and appliances work with a 230 volt power outlet?

Are you only charging USB devices?

Will you only bring USB items

Are you only charging USB devices?

Do you plan to visit elsewhere in the future?

What is your budget?

  • A basic power adapter starts at $7 which will charge only a single device in Azerbaijan (providing that works with 230 volts or is dual voltage), but investing in roughly $20 means you can power more than one device at once and use them in various countries.

Is Azerbaijan the only location you intend on visiting?

  • A single plug adapter only operates in the one country which it is made for, so if you plan on visiting multiple countries then you may need to pack additional plug adapters which in turn adds to the weight you'll have to bring.
  • However, a travel USB wall charger or universal travel adapter is perfect for going to multiple countries becuase of interchangeable heads.

Do you still need use your charger when returning to Canada?

Will it take you a long time to get to Azerbaijan?

Using a phone after a long haul flight

Will it take you a long time to get to Azerbaijan?

  • For much longer journeys consider a convenient airport-friendly charger that can be used with different power outlet types, one that is small enough to pack in carry-on luggage and can be used to quickly charge tablets and phones.
  • Not all airlines and airports actually have power outlets so consider using a travel portable charger [9] which will recharge on the go. After arriving you could have to use a cell phone for making calls, using sat nav to locate your hotel or recalling itineraries; therefore it is recommended that your phone will have ample charge left.
Do you intend to bring hand luggage to Azerbaijan?

Are you only using hand luggage

Do you intend to bring hand luggage to Azerbaijan?

What can I connect to an Azerbaijani power outlet

Travel appliances that can connect to an Azerbaijani power outlet

Beats Pill speakers which can connect to an Azerbaijani power outlet

Jabra Bluetooth speakers which are compatible with an Azerbaijani power outlet

Mobile phones which can be connected to the Azerbaijani power outlet

Apple iPhones which can be connected to the Azerbaijani power outlet

Samsung Galaxy phones that can connect to an Azerbaijani power outlet

A list of Amazon Kindle tablets which can connect to an Azerbaijani power outlet

A list of Apple iPads which are compatible with an Azerbaijani power outlet

Corrections

We endeavor to ensure all details on this page are correct and relevant to travelers visiting Azerbaijan, if you wish to contribute any useful information or feedback please email travel@wikiconnections.org. For more comprehensive technical details visit the Wikipedia page on AC power plugs and sockets [25].

Disclaimer

WikiConnections is not responsible for any injury or damage caused due to using any type of suggested product with any other electrical device or appliance in any location, full details are available on the disclaimer page. All functions and capabilities should be checked prior to purchasing or using any power adapter. Assumptions on if any power adapter, charger, converter or power strip works in any location is based on data from publicly available sources and if it fits the primary power outlet used in that country. WikiConnections has not taken into consideration other less common power outlets which might be found as these might only be used in certain areas or in the process of being phased out.

Where possible, WikiConnections only recommends the type of product as being suitable along with alternatives and does not make any endorsement for any specific brand or product. Always check with the manufacturer to ensure full compatibility prior to attempting to use any device. Always check the reputation of the manufacturer and product to ensure the quality and safety of any electrical device being used.

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Azerbaijan - Azerbaijani Wikipedia page.
  2. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters.
  3. Type C plug adapter - Allows appliances to connect to Type C power outlets without converting voltage.
  4. Type F plug adapter - Allows appliances to connect to Type F power outlets without converting voltage.
  5. Dual voltage travel hair dryer - Folding handle hair dryer with dual voltage suitable for international travel.
  6. Heavy duty power converter - A 5000 watt heavy duty step up and step down power converter used to convert voltages for domestic appliances, power tools, televisions, heating appliances and motors.
  7. Dual voltage travel hair straighteners - Hair straighteners with adjustable temperature and dual voltage for 110 volts and 220 volts suitable for international travel.
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/ - International Electrotechnical Commission World Plugs
  9. Portable charger - A power bank is a portable charger which can recharge USB powered devices such as mobile phones and tablets on the go.
  10. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adapter - power adaptor
  11. Universal travel power adapter - A typical universal travel power adapter can be used in over 150 different countries for use with appliances and USB devices.
  12. Travel power strip - A travel power strip includes surge protectors, AC power outlets, USB ports and swappable plug adapters for use in multiple countries.
  13. Plug adapter set - Plug adapter set containing a number of different power plug adapters for use in different countries.
  14. Step down power converter - A step down power converter allows a 100-120 volt appliance to be used in a 220-240 volt power outlet.
  15. Multiple power adapter travel set - international travel plug adapter set .
  16. Portable international travel plug adapter - AC Wall Charger with 2 USB sockets and outlets for US, UK, Australia and European power plugs which works in over 150 countries.
  17. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mains_electricity_by_country - WikiPedia - Mains electricity by country
  18. Rechargeable hair dryer - Rechargeable battery powered blow dryer suitable for travelling.
  19. Gas hair straighteners - Cordless ceramic hair straighteners powered by gas cartridges.
  20. 20,000mAh portable charger - High capacity 20000mAh high-speed portable USB charger suitable for charging mobile phones and some tablets for several days.
  21. USB-C PD power bank - Power Delivery charger suitable for charging laptops with USB-C support.
  22. Solar backpack - A solar backpack will charge USB devices or an internal power bank when left in sunlight.
  23. Solar power bank - Portable power bank with solar cells which can recharge when placed in sunlight and power any USB powered device.
  24. Power converter - A step up step down power converter converts 110-120 volts up to 220-240 volts and 220-240 volts down to 110-120 Volts.
  25. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AC_power_plugs_and_sockets - AC power plugs and sockets