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

You're going to travel to Malawi 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 Malawi, you have to consider 3 things : the shape of the plugs, the voltage and the frequency of the current delivered by electrical outlets in Malawi.

Electrical outlets (sockets) and plugs used in Malawi

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

electrical outlet socket type G in Malawi
type G

plug type g  

Plug adapter for Malawi

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

best travel adapters for malawi

Prepare your travel to enjoy your stay in Malawi

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

The type of electrical outlets used in Malawi is the Type G British BS-1363 socket. It has three rectangular prongs in a triangular configuration. The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.

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

Charging a battery in Malawi can be done through various means depending on the availability of power sources. Here are the common methods:

1. Using a Power Outlet:

You can charge your phone or computer by using a power outlet. In Malawi, the standard voltage is 230V, and the power plugs and sockets used are of type G. Make sure to have a compatible charger and an adapter suitable for type G sockets.

2. Portable Power Banks:

If you're in an area without easy access to power outlets, consider using a portable power bank. These battery packs can be charged in advance and used to charge your devices on the go. Make sure to have a power bank with enough capacity to charge your phone or computer multiple times.

3. Solar Chargers:

As Malawi receives abundant sunlight, using a solar charger can be an eco-friendly option. These chargers use solar panels to convert sunlight into electricity, which can be used to charge your devices. Invest in a reliable solar charger with appropriate charging ports for your phone or computer.

4. Car Chargers:

If you have access to a car, you can use a car charger to charge your devices. Car chargers plug into the vehicle's cigarette lighter or USB port, providing power to charge your phone or computer while you're on the move.

Remember to prioritize safety while charging your devices. Ensure you use genuine chargers and follow any instructions provided by the manufacturer. Be cautious when using unfamiliar charging facilities and avoid leaving your devices unattended during the charging process.

Which power adapter should I buy for Malawi?

If you are traveling to Malawi, you will need a power adapter that is compatible with the type of plugs used in the country.

In Malawi, the power plugs and sockets used are of type G. Therefore, you should buy a power adapter that is designed for use with type G plugs.

Type G plugs have three rectangular pins in a triangular pattern. They are commonly used in the United Kingdom, Ireland, and several other countries.

Make sure to purchase a power adapter that is capable of converting voltage, as the standard voltage in Malawi is 230 V. This will ensure that your electronic devices can be safely powered and charged.

Before you travel, it's always a good idea to check the specific power adapter requirements for your devices and ensure that the adapter you purchase meets those specifications.

What are the 20 largest cities in Malawi?

1. Lilongwe

2. Blantyre

3. Mzuzu

4. Zomba

5. Kasungu

6. Mangochi

7. Karonga

8. Salima

9. Nkhata Bay

10. Rumphi

11. Dedza

12. Nsanje

13. Balaka

14. Mchinji

15. Liwonde

16. Phalombe

17. Nkhotakota

18. Mulanje

19. Monkey Bay

20. Chiradzulu