What’s the plug type in Albania? Do I need an adapter?

How to Charge Your Devices in Albania: A Guide for Travelers

Albania has the same plug type and voltage as the most of the EU, so maybe you don’t need to bring some adapters and converters. In this article, we will explain everything you need to know about using electrical outlets in Albania, and give you some tips on how to keep your gadgets charged and ready for your adventure.

What Plugs are Used in Albania?

For Albania, there are two associated plug types, types C and F. Plug type C is the plug which has two round pins and plug type F is the plug which has two round pins with two earth clips on the side. These plugs are also used in most of Europe, except for the UK, Ireland, Cyprus, and Malta, but different from the US. Have a look in the links below:

Type C  & Type F plug

Type of plugs by country

What Voltage and Frequency are Used in Albania?

Albania operates on a 220V supply voltage and 50Hz. This is the same as most of the EU, so you don’t have to worry about voltage and frequency compatibility if you are traveling from another European country. But if you are travelling from United States for example, you need a simple adapter: like this one.

Do I Need a Power Adapter for Albania?

A power adapter is a device that allows you to plug your device into a different type of socket. Traveling from the EU to Albania? Your device may work without an adapter if it has a type C or F plug, or a universal plug. Devices with a type G plug, like those from the UK, Ireland, Cyprus, and Malta, need an adapter which is cheap to buy in Albania or in your home country (check Amazon.com for example).

A power adapter is very easy to use, but make sure you buy the right one for your device and destination.

Do I Need a Voltage Converter for Albania?

A voltage converter is a device that changes the voltage of your device to match the voltage of the socket. If you are traveling to Albania from the EU, you probably don’t need a voltage converter, as most devices can handle a range of voltages from 100V to 240V. However, some devices, such as hair dryers, curling irons, electric shavers, and some chargers, might only work with a specific voltage. If you plug these devices into a socket with a different voltage, they might not work properly.

How to Charge Your Devices in Albania

To charge your devices in Albania, you will need to follow these steps:

  1. Check the plug type, voltage, and frequency of your device and compare it with the plug type, voltage, and frequency of the socket in Albania.
  2. If your device has a different plug type than the socket, you will need a power adapter to plug it in.
  3. If your device has a different voltage than the socket, you will need a voltage converter to change the voltage.
  4. Plug your device into the power adapter or voltage converter, and plug the power adapter or voltage converter into the socket.
  5. Turn on the switch on the socket and wait for your device to charge.

Tips for Using Electricity in Albania

Here are some tips to help you use electricity in Albania safely and efficiently:

  • Always check the compatibility of your device and the socket before plugging it in. If you are not sure, ask a local or a staff member at your hotel or hostel.
  • Don’t plug multiple devices or extensions into one socket to prevent overloading, which can lead to power outages or fires.
  • Unplug your device when it is fully charged or not in use, as this will save energy and prevent overheating or damage.
  • Bring a portable power bank or a solar charger as a backup, in case you can’t find a socket or there is a power cut. Albania has a lot of sunny days, so a solar charger might be a good option.
  • Be aware that some rural areas or remote places might have limited or no electricity, so plan ahead and charge your devices before you go there.


We hope this article has helped you understand how to charge your devices in Albania. Albania is a wonderful country to explore, with its rich culture, history, nature, and cuisine. By following our guide and tips, you can enjoy your trip without worrying about your gadgets. Have a great time in Albania!

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