Malawi Travel Adapter Kit | Going In Style

Malawi Travel Adapter Kit | Going In Style

from 7.00

Malawi Adapter Kit has the adapters you will need for traveling to the enchanting African country of Malawi.  

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: $7.00 - $17.50

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Malawi uses the same adapter as used in the UK

The Deluxe Kit is compatible with American and European two-pronged and three-pronged plugs and converts these to the Malawi style electrical plug.

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 Malawi Adapter Model GIS-MALAW-D-GUD

Deluxe Adapter Plug Kit Includes: 

  • One non-grounded adapter
  • One grounded adapter
  • Personal adapter travel bag
  • Priority shipping upgrade with tracking
  • Going In Style Model GIS-MALAW-D-GUD

Standard Adapter Plug Kit Includes:

  • One grounded Italy adapter plug
  • CE Certified
  • Going In Style Model GIS-MALAW-D-GUD

Basic Adapter Plug Kit Includes:

  • One non-grounded Italy adapter plug
  • Polarized plug
  • Going In Style Model GIS-MALAW-D-GUD

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.

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.

Malawi operates on 230 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.

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.


About Malawi


The Malawi is located in Southern Africa, east of Zambia, west and north of Mozambique. The area is slightly smaller than Pennsylvania. The climate is sub-tropical; rainy season (November to May); dry season (May to November).


Currency in Malawi is the Kwacha (MWK). Credit cards are generally not accepted and most establishments only accept cash. Foreign currency and travelers cheques can be exchanged at banks.

Staying Connected

Malawi has a rudimentary telephone system; privatization of Malawi Telecommunications (MTL), a necessary step in bringing improvement to telecommunications services, completed in 2006. There is limited fixed-line subscribership of about 1 per 100 persons; mobile-cellular services are expanding but network coverage is limited and is based around the main urban areas; mobile-cellular subscribership about 20 per 100 persons. When traveling to Malawi, some you can take an international or unlocked cell phone with a prepaid Malawi 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.

Malawi has 1,092 internet hosts and 716,400 internet users. Internet is available at internet cafes. When traveling with your laptop or iPad you will need an adapter to charge your device.

Visit the CIA World Factbook for more information on Malawi