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The Best Travel Adapters for Jordan (Don’t Forget to Pack One!)

Your tickets are booked and your bags are packed – but did you remember the most important thing? It’s called a travel adapter, and no matter where you call home, you’ll probably need one if you’re planning to visit Jordan.

A travel adapter is a small but critical thing to pack for Jordan, since Jordan uses different plugs (and even different electrical systems) than we do here in North America or elsewhere in the world. If you don’t bring any travel adapters for Jordan, you’ll need to buy one in order to plug in any of your electronic devices – which is obviously important since you’ll at least want a phone or camera to take pictures throughout your Jordan itinerary.

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When I first started traveling internationally, I used to pack a weird little set of stacking adapters I bought before my first big trip. They were cheap, they broke easily, and I’m sure I left at least a few behind over the course of my many visits. Today, I have a few newer, higher-tech, and better-quality travel adapters for my Jordan trips.

In this post, I’ll break down different options for your own Jordan adventures. These travel adapters have a variety of different features and capabilities, but no matter which one you choose, they all work to keep you powered up and having a great time. Read on to discover several of the best travel adapters for Jordan.

The Basics of Voltage in Jordan

When you venture into the world of traveling it may not cross your mind that electricity differs from country to country. Jordan is no different from other countries and it has developed its own electrical standards. From a technical perspective, this means plugs, outlets, and voltages appliances use are different as well.  

Learning about the voltage in Jordan is essential for us travelers – or either you may not be able to charge and use everyday appliances, like iPhones, laptops, hairdryers, etc. 

The standard voltage in the U.S. is 120V, and the frequency is 60Hz. Jordan, on the other hand, operates on a 230V supply voltage and 50Hz. 

Given this substantial difference (Jordan’s standard voltage is twice that of the US!), you’ll have to take a few measures to ensure you can plug in your appliances and they’ll work safely. Just so you know, high voltage can lead to overheating, and low voltage can result in diminished performance of your appliances. (This explains how I toasted my Dyson Airwrap in Jordan, even with an adapter…)

What Adapter Do You Need in Jordan?

Like electricity standards, plugs and outlets in Jordan are also different from the U.S. ones. In Jordan, there are five plug types: C, D, F, G, and J.

  • Plug type C has two round pins.
  • Plug type D has three round pins in a triangular pattern.
  • Plug type F has two round pins with two earth clips on the side.
  • Plug type G has three rectangular pins in a triangular pattern.
  • Plug type J has three round pins.

You’ll most likely find G-type plugs in hotels, since it’s tourist-friendly, but it’s best to be prepared in case the place you’re staying doesn’t have that type!

The Best Travel Adapters for Jordan

Below you’ll find the main adapters I recommend for Jordan, including the ones I put in my suitcase when I pack for my own trips.

1. HAOZI Universal Travel Adapter

HAOZI is an excellent choice for those looking for adapters for Jordan. Their universal adapter includes Type G and C plugs. 

Most people appreciate the practical design. It comes with a button you push to change to different plug styles. Another great feature is that it has two built-in USB portals, so you can charge your mobile devices without bringing the charger with you.

It also has tons of safety features. The HAOZI adapter comes with a surge protection fuse, power indicator light, plug lock, and built-in safety shutters.

Please, bear in mind, this is not a converter! This means you can only connect items rated for both 120/240V and 50/60Hz.

This is the primary travel adapter I travel with to Jordan – as well as to lots of other countries!

2. FOVAL Converter & Travel Adapter

FOVAL is one of the best converters and travel adapters. It is very convenient as it comes with three international adapters, including Type G, and numerous ports to recharge multiple items at the same time.

By far, the best feature of this adapter is the four USB outlets – because there’s no such thing as too many USB outlets! For me, that means my iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Airpods can get charged up every day.

Since FOVAL is also a converter, it steps down 220/240V to 110/120V. The only downside is that it isn’t as compact as other adapters in this list. 

3. TESSAN 3-Outlet, 2-USB Travel Adapter 

TESSAN has great adapters for traveling. This Type G adapter is a great travel adapter for Jordan if you travel with tons of gadgets. It has a fantastic Cube Design that prevents the plugs from blocking each other. The adapter also features dual USB ports on the front plus three American outlets, meaning you can plug up to three electronics into the outlets if they fit.

Talking about the user experience, you’ll love the small LED that illuminates when plugged and power is on. While it might not be relevant in your country, this small LED was especially useful in the U.K. as their outlets have a switch to cut the power off to your devices, and you might not remember what position is on or off. 

Bonus: Apple World Travel Adapter Kit

If you’re an Apple person (like me), you might be better off buying the Apple World Travel Adapter Kit.

As the name suggests, it features official AC plugs with prongs that fit different electrical outlets worldwide. It’s important to mention that these aren’t adaptors per se but the plug connectors that slide onto your Apple transformer.

True to Apple’s ethos, the Adapter Kit is very functional, well-made, and easy to use. The plugs are tailor-made to fit all Apple products – the adapters slide directly into the appropriate charger as a native charger. 

But (yeah, there’s a but) you’ll encounter two drawbacks with this adapter. First, the kit costs more than regular adapters in the market; second, you can only use it with Apple products.

Do You Need a Converter for Jordan?

Whether you need a converter for your Jordan trip depends on the voltage specifications of your appliances—whether they are single-voltage-rated or dual-voltage-rated.

As I wrote above, in Jordan, the standard supply voltage is 230V. If your appliance is single voltage-rated, it must be compatible with the country’s supply voltage, meaning it should operate at 230V. If it doesn’t match, the appliance requires using a voltage converter to ensure safe and proper functioning.

On the other hand, if your appliance is dual voltage-rated, it will explicitly indicate on its body or power supply something like ‘INPUT: 110-240V.’ In such a case, there is no need for a converter. Instead, a travel adaptor suffices, as Jordan’s supply voltage of 230V falls within the acceptable range of 110-240V for the dual voltage-rated appliance.

Have any other questions about adapters for Jordan, whether you need a converter, or some other power-ful question? (Pun intended!) Let me know in the comments below!

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I fell in love with Jordan after my first visit in 2016; now I love returning to explore more – and writing guides to help you do the same.

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