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Ghana Ghana electrical outlets : do I need a travel adapter?

You're going to travel to Ghana and you don't know if your electric devices (your computer, mobile phone, battery charger...) will be able to work there?

To know if you need a travel plug adapter to go to Ghana, you have to consider 3 things : the shape of the plugs, the voltage and the frequency of the current delivered by electrical outlets in Ghana.

Electrical outlets (sockets) and plugs used in Ghana

Here are the shape of the sockets in Ghana, and the the types of plugs used in Ghana :

electrical outlet socket type G in Ghana
type G
electrical outlet socket type D in Ghana
type D

plug type d  plug type g  

Plug adapter for Ghana

If none of your usual plug is compatible, you should buy a travel adapter to be able to plug your electric devices in Ghana (please visit our selection on Amazon for more details).

best travel adapters for ghana

Prepare your travel to enjoy your stay in Ghana

What is the type of electrical outlets and current in Ghana?

In Ghana, the type of electrical outlets used is the Type D and Type G outlets.

The Type D outlets have three round pins in a triangular pattern and are rated at 230 volts with a current of up to 15 amps.

The Type G outlets, also known as the British Standard BS-1363 or 3-pin rectangular blade plugs, are also commonly used in Ghana. These outlets are rated at 230 volts with a current of up to 13 amps.

How can I charge the battery of my phone or computer in Ghana?

To charge the battery of your phone or computer in Ghana, you will need the following:

1. Power Adapter: Make sure to check the power socket type used in Ghana. The standard socket type in Ghana is Type G, which has three rectangular pins. If your device uses a different socket type, you will need a suitable power adapter.

2. Voltage Compatibility: Verify if your device's power adapter or charger supports the voltage range used in Ghana. The standard voltage in Ghana is 230 volts at a frequency of 50Hz. If your device supports this voltage range, you can proceed with charging. However, if your device operates at a different voltage, you may require a voltage converter or a charger that is compatible with the Ghanaian voltage.

3. USB Charging: Most phones and computers can be charged via USB connection. If you have a USB cable, you can connect your device to a computer or a USB power adapter to charge it. Ensure that the USB power source is connected to a working power outlet in Ghana.

4. Power Bank: If you anticipate being in areas without easy access to electricity, carrying a power bank can be helpful. Charge the power bank before your trip and use it to charge your phone or computer when needed.

5. Charging Stations: In case you don't have access to a power outlet or charger, you can look for charging stations at public places like airports, shopping malls, or cafés. These places often provide charging points where you can connect your device and top up its battery.

Remember to take necessary precautions while charging your devices, such as using certified chargers, avoiding water or moisture near charging areas, and not leaving devices unattended during charging.

Which power adapter should I buy for Ghana?

When considering which power adapter to buy for Ghana, it is important to know that the country primarily uses Type G electrical outlets. This means that you will need a power adapter that is compatible with Type G sockets.

It is recommended to purchase a universal power adapter that can accommodate various plug types, including Type G. These adapters usually come with interchangeable plugs, allowing you to use them in multiple countries.

Ensure that the power adapter you choose has the appropriate voltage compatibility as well. Ghana operates on a 230V supply voltage and 50Hz frequency, so your adapter should be able to handle these specifications.

It is advisable to purchase a reputable and certified power adapter to ensure safety and compatibility with your electronic devices. Before purchasing, check the product specifications and customer reviews to make an informed decision.

What are the 20 largest cities in Ghana?

The 20 largest cities in Ghana are:

  1. Accra
  2. Kumasi
  3. Takoradi
  4. Tamale
  5. Sekondi-Takoradi
  6. Tema
  7. Teshie
  8. Cape Coast
  9. Obuasi
  10. Madina
  11. Sunyani
  12. Ho
  13. Tarkwa
  14. Nungua
  15. Tamale
  16. Koforidua
  17. Takoradi
  18. Dome
  19. Navrongo
  20. Wa