Burundi Travel Adapter Kit | Going In Style

Burundi Travel Adapter Kit | Going In Style

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Burundi Adapter Kit allows you to plug your North America appliances into Burundi wall outlets when traveling to this African country.  

Deluxe Adapter Kit: Includes two adapters and ships Priority Mail with tracking.

Standard Adapter Kit: Includes one grounded adapter.  

Basic Adapter Kit:  Includes one non-grounded adapter.

Price: $4.50 - $15.00

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 Grounded and Non Grounded Plugs 

Burundi is located in Central Africa and uses the same type of adapter that is used in Continental Europe.  The Burundi adapters will allow you to plug in your US appliances into Burundi wall outlets no matter what city in Burundi you will be traveling to, such as Bururi, Gitega, Kirundo, Muramvya and Rugari. A non grounded adapter allows you to plug in your two prong plug, such as a cell phone charger and a grounded adapter allows you to plug in your three prong plug, such as a laptop plug.  If you are not sure whether you will need a grounded or non grounded plug for your trip to Burundi, you can watch Going In Style's video on travel adapters.  The Deluxe Burundi Adapter Kit includes two adapter plugs, a grounded and a non grounded plug, and ships Priority Mail with tracking so you will have your adapter in time for your trip. 

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. A non-grounded adapter may NOT be used with appliances that have grounded plugs; for these you will need a grounded adapter.  If your hair dryer, curling iron, electric razor is not dual voltage you will most likely need a converter to use your electric.  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.

Going In Style Burundi Adapter Model GIS-BURU-B-GUB

Deluxe Adapter Plug Kit Includes: 

  • Two adapters total
  • Personal adapter travel bag
  • Priority shipping upgrade with tracking
  • Going In Style Adapter  Model GIS-BUR-B-GUB

Standard Adapter Plug Kit Includes:

  • One grounded adapter plug
  • CE Certified plugs
  • Going In Style Adapter Model GIS-BUR-GUB

Basic Adapter Plug Kit Includes:

  • One non-grounded adapter plug
  • Polarized Plugs
  • Going In Style Adapter Model GIS-BUR-B

Going In Style Adapters Feature:

  • CE Certified
  • Polarized adapter to fit polarized plugs (one prong larger than the other) 
  • Allows connection up to 240 volts
  • Enables United States appliance plugs to fit into foreign country wall outlets
  • Enables Europe appliance plugs to fit into foreign country wall outlets
  • An adapter plug does NOT change the current or voltage (this requires a converter).
  • Going In Style Adapters will work with Going In Style Converters

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. Grounded plugs are also called earthed plugs.

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. Non grounded plugs are also called non earthed plugs.

Take an inventory of all your electric appliances and electronics.  If all the plugs have two prongs then you need to purchase a non grounded adapter.  If any of your plugs have three prongs then you need to buy a grounded adapter.

Cycles: 50 Hz vs. 60 Hz.

Burundi operates 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, 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.


About Burundi

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Geography

The Burundi is located in Central Africa.

Currency

Currency in Burundi is the Burundi Franc (BIF). Credit cards are not generally accepted. Foreign currency can be exchanged at banks.

Staying Connected

When traveling to Burundi you can take an international or unlocked cell phone with a prepaid Burundi SIM card or purchase a phone when you arrive. You can also call your mobile provider to set up an international calling plan. You will need an adapter to charge your phone if you decide to bring your own phone. Most cell phone battery rechargers should be multi-voltage, therefore will not require a converter. If the charger says 100-240 volts, 50-60 cycles then your charger in multi-voltage.

Internet is available at internet cafes. When traveling with your laptop or iPad you will need an adapter to charge your device.