Central African Republic Travel Adapter Kit | Going In Style

Central African Republic Travel Adapter Kit | Going In Style

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Central African Republic Adaptor Kit allows you to plug your North America appliance when traveling to Central African Repulic.

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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How to tell the difference between a grounded and a non-grounded plug.

Central African Republic is located in the central part of Africa and uses the same type of adaptor plug that is used in Continental Europe.  

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. Check to make sure your hair dryer, curling iron, electric razor and other appliances are dual voltage before you leave on your trip.  Learn more about DUAL VOLTAGE appliances by reading Going In Style's Adapter Blog.

Non-grounded adapters may NOT be used with appliances that have grounded plugs; for these you will need a grounded adapter.

Many of our customers find it handy to purchase multiple adaptors while traveling - either to run several appliances simultaneously or simply as a backup.

Going In Style Central African Republic Adapter Model GIS-CE-B-GUB

Deluxe Kit Features:

  • Two adapter plugs
  • Priority shipping upgrade
  • Handy travel bag
  • Going In Style Adapter Model GIS-CE-B-GUB

Standard Kit Features:

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

Basic Kit Features:

  • One non-grounded adapter
  • Polarized plugs
  • Going In Style Adapter Model GIS-CE-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 outlets
  • Enables Europe appliance plugs to fit into foreign outlets
  • An adapter plug does NOT change the current or voltage (this requires a converter).
  • Deluxe Kit comes with handy adapter carry bag

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 adapter 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.

Learn more about whether you need to buy grounded or non grounded plugs by reading Going In Style's Adapter Blog.

Cycles: 50 Hz vs. 60 Hz.

Central African Republic 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.  

Note: You may still need a converter to use your appliances when traveling to Africa.

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 Central African Republic

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Geography

The Central African Republic is located in Central Africa, north of Democratic Republic of the Congo. The area is slightly smaller than Texas. The climate is tropical; hot, dry winters; mild to hot, wet summer. The terrain is vast, flat to rolling, monotonous plateau; scattered hills in northeast and southwest. The country is landlocked; almost the precise center of Africa.

Currency

Currency is the Central African the Franc. Credit cards are not generally accepted with the exception of some major hotels. Foreign currency and travelers cheques can be exchanged at banks.

Staying Connected

The Central African Republic’s telephone network consists principally of microwave radio relay and low-capacity, low-powered radiotelephone communication. There is limited telephone service with less than 1 fixed-line connection per 100 persons; spurred by the presence of multiple mobile-cellular service providers, cellular usage is increasing from a low base; most fixed-line and mobile-cellular telephone services are concentrated in Bangui.

When travelling to Central African Republic you will want to take an international or unlocked cell phone with a prepaid Central African Republic SIM card. You can also contact your mobile service provider to set up an international calling plan. You will need an adapter to charge your 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.

The Central African Republic has 20 internet hosts and 22,600 internet users. Internet is available in internet cafes and some hotels in Bangui. It may be difficult to find an internet connection outside of Bangui and internet can be slow. When traveling with your laptop or iPad you will need an adapter to charge your device.