When traveling through the countries of continental Africa these adapter plugs allow you to plug in your North America appliances into Africa wall outlets.
Deluxe Adapter Kit: Includes nine adapters and ships Priority Mail with tracking.
Standard Adapter Kit: Includes five grounded adapters.
Basic Adapter Kit: Includes four non-grounded adapters.
When traveling across the continent of Africa, you will want to take along the correct adapter for each country you are visiting. With the Continental Africa Region Travel Adaptor Kit you will have the correct adapter for traveling through all the countries in the continent Africa including Egypt, Malawi, Mauritius, Namibia and the Islands of Seychelles.The Deluxe adapter kit includes a total of 9 adapter plugs and has both grounded and non grounded adapter plugs to cover all of your bases. The Continental Africa Deluxe Adapter Kit ships Priority Mail with tracking. The Standard Adapter Kit includes 5 grounded adapter plugs and the Basic Kit includes 4 non grounded plugs. If you are not sure whether you will need a grounded or non grounded adapter plugs for your trip to Africa, you can watch Going In Style's Adapter Video. Adapter plugs allow electrical connections up to 240 volts.
An adapter plug does NOT change the current or voltage (this requires a converter) unless your appliance is dual voltage. For more information see Going In Style's Adapter and Converter Finder.
Many of our customers find it handy to have multiple adaptors while traveling - either to run several appliances simultaneously or simply as a backup.
Deluxe Kit Features:
Standard Kit Features:
Basic Kit Features:
Going In Style Adapters Feature:
Grounded Adapter Plugs If you are traveling with a grounded United States dual/multi-voltage appliance or using a grounded Transformer you will need to use a grounded adaptor plug. A grounded United States plug has two flat blades and one round pin.
Non-Grounded Adapter Plugs Going In Style offers non-grounded adapter plugs for use with your voltage converter, transformer, or dual/multi voltage appliance. A non-grounded United States plug has two flat blades.
Cycles: 50 Hz vs. 60 Hz.
Many countries in the continent Africa operate on 220 volt electricity and is generated at 50Hz (Cycles) Alternating Current. United States 110-120 volt electricity is generated at 60Hz (Cycles) Alternating Current. This difference in cycles may cause the motor in your 60Hz United States appliance to operate slightly slower when used on 50Hz foreign electricity. Most modern electronic equipment including battery chargers, Lenovo, HP, Asus, Toshiba computers, iPods, etc., will not be affected by the difference in cycle.
Computers and Apple Products If you are traveling overseas with a Toshiba, HP, Lenovo, Asus, laptop or Apple device such as an iPad, chances are you won’t need a voltage converter. Most laptops are multi-voltage and will operate on voltages ranging from 100 to 240 volts. However, computers do need to make safe connections to foreign power systems and a surge protector is recommended and you will still need an adapter to use your plug.
Countries of Southern Africa include: