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

Power adapters for Bolivia

Various voltages and standards can often be daunting when planning on staying in another country to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power your electronics in Bolivia. This page contains links to step by step instructions demonstrating which power adapters you'll need to supply power to your devices when you are in Bolivia by using the standard C or A type 115 volt 50Hz plug outlets. You'll find power will differ depending on which area you are travelling to therefore we recommend reading the travel power adapters page for a full list of regions and countries.

What is the best power adapter for Bolivia?

The best power adapter for Bolivia will be a Type C plug adapter which will allow you to use any 115 volt appliance or device. [2] [AD]

What is the best power adapter for Bolivia?

What is a power adapter?

Power adapters are small and lightweight plastic adapters that allow a Bolivian power outlet to accept a different type of power plug from a foreign region. [3]

Can a power adapter change the voltage in Bolivia?

A power adapter only adapts the shape of a plug to fit into a 115 volt Bolivian power outlet and can't convert to a different voltage. If you wish to safely use any 220-240 volt device you also need to bring a step up power converter.

What does a power adapter do?

A power adapter for Bolivia enables a visitor from a different country to use their own electronic appliances and devices in Bolivia by altering the shape of the plug to fit the power outlet.

Do I need a plug adapter in Bolivia?

If the shape of the plug outlet in Bolivia is different to the shape of the Bolivian power outlet then you will need a power adapter.

Will I need a plug adapter if I'm visiting Bolivia from Canada?

Canadian Type A or Type B outlets might not commonly be found in Bolivia so it is recommended to bring a suitable power adapter for Bolivia.

Where to buy a power adapter for Bolivia in Canada

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Bolivia in Canada

Bolivia 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. Wikipedia - Bolivia entry on
  2. Type C plug adapter - European Europlug Type C plug adapters are unearthed and comprise of two 4mm rounded pins placed 19mm apart.
  3. Wikipedia - power adaptor