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

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

Electrical outlets (sockets) and plugs used in Zimbabwe

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

electrical outlet socket type G in Zimbabwe
type G
electrical outlet socket type D in Zimbabwe
type D

plug type d  plug type g  

Plug adapter for Zimbabwe

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

best travel adapters for zimbabwe

Prepare your travel to enjoy your stay in Zimbabwe

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

The type of electrical outlets in Zimbabwe is the three-pin rectangular plug (Type G) commonly used in the United Kingdom. The standard voltage is 230 volts and the frequency is 50 hertz.

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

Charging your phone or computer in Zimbabwe is relatively easy as long as you have the right adapters and access to electricity. Here are some steps to guide you:

  1. Check the type of plug/socket used in Zimbabwe. In Zimbabwe, the power plugs and sockets used are of type D and G. Type D has three round pins in a triangular pattern, while Type G has three rectangular pins.
  2. Purchase the necessary plug adapters. If your charger has a different plug type, you will need to use a plug adapter specific to Zimbabwe's socket type. These adapters can usually be found in electronic stores or online.
  3. Find a power source. In Zimbabwe, the standard voltage is 220-240V, and the frequency is 50Hz. Ensure your charger supports this voltage and frequency.
  4. Locate an electrical outlet. Zimbabwe's electrical outlets typically accept either Type D or Type G plugs. Plug your adapter into the outlet.
  5. Connect your phone or computer charger to the adapter. Insert your charger's plug into the adapter you have connected to the outlet.
  6. Start charging. Once your charger is connected properly, your device should start charging. Monitor the charging process to ensure it is working correctly.

It is important to note that power outages can occur in Zimbabwe, so it's always wise to have a backup plan like a power bank or portable charger to keep your devices charged during potential power cuts.

Which power adapter should I buy for Zimbabwe?

For Zimbabwe, you should buy a power adapter that is compatible with the British plug type, which is commonly used in the country. The recommended power adapter is Type G, which has three rectangular pins in a triangular formation. This type of adapter will allow you to plug in your devices and charge them while in Zimbabwe.

What are the 20 largest cities in Zimbabwe?

Here are the 20 largest cities in Zimbabwe:

  1. Harare
  2. Bulawayo
  3. Chitungwiza
  4. Mutare
  5. Gweru
  6. Kwekwe
  7. Kadoma
  8. Masvingo
  9. Chinhoyi
  10. Marondera
  11. Norton
  12. Chegutu
  13. Zvishavane
  14. Bindura
  15. Mutoko
  16. Victoria Falls
  17. Hwange
  18. Mazowe
  19. Redcliff
  20. Rusape

These cities are major economic, cultural, and administrative centers in Zimbabwe.