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Plugs in Essaouria: what plug sockets are used in Morocco?

Plugs in Essaouria: what plug sockets are used in Morocco?

Be prepared for your Essaouira trip by making sure you know the correct Moroccan plug type and have your travel adaptors and/or extensions packed.

Even the most minimalist traveller to Essaouira will be packing an electrical device, and on the other end of the scale, worldschooling families are likely to be travelling with a myriad of devices.

In this digital age it’s very rare to find a traveller who doesn’t rely on electronic devices to some extent. I mean, where would we be without Google Maps? Plus, you will probably want a charged device to follow our self-guided Essaouira walking tour.

And is it just us, but one of the first things you need to do when you arrive at your accommodation is charge your phone?

However, the last thing you want to do when you arrive is venture out to find a shop that sells the correct adaptor.

Avoid any power charging meltdowns by ensuring you have the right plugs and adaptor for your visit to Essaouira.

What type of plug sockets are used in Morocco?

As with all of Morocco, the plug with two round pins is common. This includes plug type C (the plug with two round pins) and plug type E (the plug with two round pins and a hole for the socket’s male earthing pin). You can find both plug type C and E in Morocco. Type F plugs are identical to type C plugs, so these can also be used.

In summary, it’s the plug with two round pins that you need for Morocco.

Travel adaptors

If your devices or chargers don’t use plug type C (which goes mostly for us Brits), you will need an adaptor.

A travel adaptor is also handy to charge multiple devices from the one plug via USB chargers.

This travel adaptor adapts to all plug types and comes with 3 USB slots.

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Extension leads

If you a a group or family with multiple devices to charge overnight, rather than loading up the one plug from a travel adaptor, it is safer to use an extension lead.

For travellers who use plug type G (United Kingdom) this power 4-socket extension lead with USB slots is brilliant.

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Power banks

And for those times when you arrive at a café to work and there are no spare sockets, or you’ve been out all day exploring but your phone battery has died and you need Google to help find your way back to your riad, always have a power bank handy for charging on the go.

We always have one in our daypack and it’s been a lifesaver on multiple occasions.

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Explore Essaouira ebook

Updated for 2024, the Explore Essaouira ebook is the only travel guide you need for exploring Essaouira. It is jam packed with inspiration on what to do, where to eat, where to stay, and also includes a step-by-step self-guided walking tour (with photos). 

This is a PDF download for use offline and on the go (and ad-free!). Save it to read on the plane to Morocco, download to your phone to follow the self-guided walking tour around the medina, or print it off at home before you leave on your adventures and highlight all the bits you want to remember for your visit.

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