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Benin Benin electrical outlets : do I need a travel adapter?

You're going to travel to Benin and you don't know if your electric devices (your computer, mobile phone, battery charger...) will be able to work there?

To know if you need a travel plug adapter to go to Benin, you have to consider 3 things : the shape of the plugs, the voltage and the frequency of the current delivered by electrical outlets in Benin.

Electrical outlets (sockets) and plugs used in Benin

Here are the shape of the sockets in Benin, and the the types of plugs used in Benin :

electrical outlet socket type E in Benin
type E

plug type c  plug type e  plug type ef  plug type f  

Plug adapter for Benin

If none of your usual plug is compatible, you should buy a travel adapter to be able to plug your electric devices in Benin (please visit our selection on Amazon for more details).

best travel adapters for benin

Prepare your travel to enjoy your stay in Benin

What is the type of electrical outlets and current in Benin?

The type of electrical outlets commonly used in Benin is Type C and Type E.

Type C outlets have two round pins, while Type E outlets have two round pins with an additional grounding pin.

The standard voltage in Benin is 220 volts, and the frequency is 50 Hz.

How can I charge the battery of my phone or computer in Benin?

Charging your phone or computer in Benin is similar to most other countries. Here are a few options:

1. Use a power adapter: Benin uses Type E and Type C electrical outlets. If your charger has a different plug type, you will need a power adapter to fit the Beninese outlets. Once you have the correct adapter, simply plug it into the wall and connect your device to the adapter using the USB cable or charger it came with.

2. Find a suitable charging device: In case you don't have access to an electrical outlet, you can use alternative charging devices such as power banks or portable solar chargers. These devices can store power and charge your phone or computer when an electricity source is not available.

3. Look for charging stations: In certain public areas like airports, train stations, or shopping malls, you may find charging stations equipped with multiple outlets and USB ports. These charging stations usually require coins or prepaid cards to use.

Remember to check the voltage specifications of your device before plugging it into any electrical outlet in Benin. The standard voltage in Benin is 220-240V, so make sure your charger or adapter is compatible with this range to avoid damaging your device.

Which power adapter should I buy for Benin?

When it comes to buying a power adapter for Benin, it's important to consider the type of electrical plugs used in the country. Benin primarily uses Type E and Type C sockets.

Type E power sockets are characterized by two round pins and a hole for the socket's grounding pin. These sockets are commonly found in Benin, along with Type C sockets. Type C sockets have two round pins but lack the grounding pin.

To ensure compatibility with the power outlets in Benin, you should purchase a power adapter that supports both Type E and Type C plugs. This type of adapter will allow you to connect and use your electronic devices in the country without any issues.

What are the 20 largest cities in Benin?

Here is a list of the 20 largest cities in Benin:

  1. Cotonou
  2. Abomey-Calavi
  3. Porto-Novo
  4. Djougou
  5. Parakou
  6. Bohicon
  7. Kandi
  8. Lokossa
  9. Ouidah
  10. Abomey
  11. Natitingou
  12. Savalou
  13. Cove
  14. Zagnanado
  15. Tanguiéta
  16. Come
  17. Sakété
  18. Ouaké
  19. Dassa-Zoumé
  20. Tchaourou

These cities are known for their vibrant culture, history, and diverse population.