Burkino Faso Travel Adapter Kit | Going In Style

Burkino Faso Travel Adapter Kit | Going In Style

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Burkina Faso Adaptor Kit has the adapters you will need for traveling to Burkino Faso in Africa. Purchase your Africa adapter plugs before your depature.

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. Grounded plugs have three prongs and require a grounded adapter plug. Laptops often times will have a grounded plug

Burkino Faso is located in Western Africa and uses the same type of adapter as used in Continental Europe.  The Continental Europe adapter has two round pins.  The Deluxe Burkino Faso adapter set includes a total of two adapters, one grounded and one non grounded adapter plug.  The Deluxe Kit also ships Priority Mail with tracking so you can have your adapter to you in time for your trip.  If you are not sure whether you will need a grounded or non grounded adapter plug for your trip to Burkino Faso 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. 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.

Purchase additional adapters from Going In Style.

Going In Style Burkina Faso Adapter Model GIS-BURK-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-BURK-B-GUB

Standard Adapter Plug Kit Includes:

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

Basic Adapter Plug Kit Includes:

  • One non-grounded adapter plugs
  • Polarized Plugs
  • Going In Style Adapter Model GIS-BURK-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 also called Earthed Adapters

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 also called Non-Earthed Adapters

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.

Burkina Faso 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 Burkina Faso


Burkina Faso is located in Western Africa, north of Ghana. Its area is slightly larger than Colorado. Its climate is tropical; warm, dry winters; hot, wet summers. The terrain is mostly flat to dissected, undulating plains; hills in west and southeast.


Currency in Burkina Faso is the Franc (XOF). Credit cards are only accepted at major establishments and it is best to carry small amounts of cash. Foreign money and travelers’ cheques can be exchanged at banks and hotels throughout Burkina Faso. It may be difficult finding an ATM.

Staying Connected

Burkina Faso’s system includes microwave radio relay, open-wire, and radiotelephone communication stations; in 2006 the government sold a 51 percent stake in the national telephone company and ultimately plans to retain only a 23 percent stake in the company. Fixed-line connections stand at less than 1 per 100 persons; mobile-cellular usage, fostered by multiple providers, is increasing rapidly from a low base. When travelling to Burkina Faso you can take an international or unlocked cell phone and purchase a Burkina Faso SIM card. It is expensive to purchase a mobile phone in Burkina Faso. 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.

Burkina Faso has 1,833 internet hosts and 178,100 internet users. There is internet access in hotels and internet cafes. Internet speed can sometimes be slow. When traveling with your laptop or iPad you will need an adapter to charge your device.