Gabon Travel Adapter Kit | Going In Style

Gabon Travel Adapter Kit | Going In Style

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Gabon Adaptor Set includes the adapter plugs you need for traveling to the Central African country Gabon.  Use Gabon adapter plugs to plug your United States appliances into Gabon wall outlets.

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 

Gabon is located in Central Africa.  Gabon uses a two round pin type of adapter plug.  When traveling to Gabon it is important to take along the correct adapter so you can use your electronic devices.  The Gabon Adapter Plug Kit will let you plug your electrics into any electrical wall outlet in Gabon.

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.  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 have multiple adaptors while traveling - either to run several appliances simultaneously or simply as a backup.

Going In Style Gabon Adapter Model GIS-GAB-B-GUB

Deluxe Adapter Plug Kit Includes: 

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

Standard Adapter Plug Kit Includes:

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

Basic Adapter Plug Kit Includes:

  • One non-grounded adapter plug
  • Polarized Plugs
  • Going In Style Gabon Adapter Model GIS-GAB-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 adapter plug. A grounded United States plug has two flat blades and one round pin. Also called earthed adapter.

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. Also called non-earthed adapter.

To learn more about grounded and ungrounded adapter plugs, read Going In Style's Adapter and Converter Blog.

An adapter plug does NOT change the current or voltage (this requires a converter).

Cycles: 50 Hz vs. 60 Hz.

Gabon 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.



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About Gabon

Geography

The Gabon is located in Central Africa, bordering the Atlantic Ocean at the Equator, between Republic of the Congo and Equatorial Guinea. The area is slightly smaller than Colorado. The climate is tropical; always hot, humid. The terrain is narrow coastal plain; hilly interior; savanna in east and south.

Currency

Currency Gabon is the Franc (CFA). Credit cards are generally accepted.

Staying Connected

Gabon’s telephone system is an adequate system of cable, microwave radio relay, tropospheric scatter, radiotelephone communication stations, and a domestic satellite system with 12 earth stations. There is a growing mobile-cellular network with multiple providers is making telephone service more widely available; subscribership reached 100 per 100 persons in 2009. When travelling to Gabon, some you can take an international or unlocked cell phone with a prepaid Gabon 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.

Gabon had 870 internet hosts and 200,000 internet users. Internet access is available at internet cafes and some hotels. When traveling with your laptop or iPad you will need an adapter to charge your device.