Madagascar Travel Adapter Kit | Going In Style

Madagascar Travel Adapter Kit | Going In Style

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Madagascar Adapter Kit has all the adapters you will need for traveling to all parts of the gorgeous country of Madagascar.

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

Standard PLUS: Two grounded adapter plugs and one dual voltage Travel Power Surge Strip.

Standard Adapter Kit: Includes two grounded adapters.  

Basic Adapter Kit:  Includes two non-grounded adapters.

Price: $10.50 - $47.00

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Will You Need a Grounded or NonGrounded Plug for Madagascar?

Madagascar is a popular tourist destination in Africa.  Madagascar uses several different type of adapter plugs.

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. This adapter 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 Madagascar Adapter Model GIS-MADA-B-F-GUB-GUF

Deluxe Adapter Plug Kit Includes: 

  • Four adapters total
  • Personal adapter travel bag
  • Priority shipping upgrade with tracking
  • Going In Style Adapter Model GIS-xxx-D-E-GUD-GUE

Standard PLUS Kit Features:

  • Two grounded adapters
  • CE Certified 
  • One power strip
  • Going In Style Adapter

Standard Adapter Plug Kit Includes:

  • Two grounded adapter plugs
  • CE Certified plugs
  • Going In Style Adapter Model GIS-XXX-xxx-xxx-xxx

Basic Adapter Plug Kit Includes:

  • Two non-grounded adapter plugs
  • Polarized Plugs
  • Going In Style Adapter Model GIS-XXX-xxx-xxx-xxx

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.

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.

Madagascar 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, Lenovo, HP, Asus, Toshiba computers, iPods, etc., will not be affected by the difference in cycle.

Check to make sure your appliance is Dual Voltage before you travel.  If your appliance is NOT Dual Voltage you will need a converter to use your appliance in Africa.  Going In Style offers Dual Voltage Hair Dryers for travel.

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.


Converter- Changing Current Voltage

Going in Style adapters allow electrical connections up to 240 volts. Adapter plugs DO NOT convert voltage and only change the configuration of the pins. When voltage conversion is needed, use an electricity converter. An electricity converter changes the voltage input into your appliance. The United States electrical appliances operate on a lower current of 110-120 volts AC (Alternating Current). Most of the world operates on 220-240 volts AC. Therefore converter units enable your electronic and non-electronic appliances to run on foreign electricity (220-240 volts) to match the voltage requirements of your 110-120 volt device. Failure to run your appliance with a converter could damage your appliance.


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About Madagascar

Geography

Madagascar is located in Southern Africa It is an island in the Indian Ocean, east of Mozambique and its area is slightly less than twice the size of Arizona. It is the world's fourth-largest island. The climate is transitional tropical along coast, temperate inland, arid in south. The terrain is narrow coastal plain, high plateau and mountains in center.

Currency

Currency in Madagascar is the pre-colonial Ariary (MGA). Credit cards are accepted at major establishments, but many shops only accept cash and it is best to carry small amounts of cash. ATMs are available in larger cities. Foreign currency and travelers’ cheques can be exchanged at banks, the airport and some hotels.

Staying Connected

Madagascar’s telephone system is above average for the region; Antananarivo's main telephone exchange modernized in the late 1990s, but the rest of the analogue-based telephone system is poorly developed; have been adding fixed line connections since 2005. The combined fixed-line and mobile-cellular teledensity about 40 per 100 persons. When travelling to Madagascar you will want to take an international or unlocked cell phone and purchase a Madagascar 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.

Madagascar has 32,537internet hosts and over 319,900 internet users. Internet access is available in internet cafes, hotels in large cities. Internet connection can be slow and it is difficult to stream videos. When traveling with your laptop or iPad you will need an adapter to charge your device.