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

You're going to travel to Burundi 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 Burundi, you have to consider 3 things : the shape of the plugs, the voltage and the frequency of the current delivered by electrical outlets in Burundi.

Electrical outlets (sockets) and plugs used in Burundi

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

electrical outlet socket type C in Burundi
type C
electrical outlet socket type E in Burundi
type E

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

Plug adapter for Burundi

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

best travel adapters for burundi

Prepare your travel to enjoy your stay in Burundi

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

The type of electrical outlets and current used in Burundi is Type C. This type of outlet has two round pins and is commonly used in Europe, Africa, and Asia. The standard voltage is 220 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.

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

Charging the battery of your phone or computer in Burundi is a simple process. The country follows the same electrical standards as used in Europe and uses a voltage of 220-240 volts at a frequency of 50 Hz.

To charge your device, you will need a power adapter that is compatible with the Burundi's electrical outlets. The country uses type C and type E plugs, so make sure your adapter has the correct plug type.

If your device has a USB charging cable, you can also use a USB power adapter that is compatible with the Burundi's electrical standards. USB charging ports are commonly available in hotels, airports, and other public places.

Once you have the necessary adapter, simply plug it into the electrical outlet and connect your device's charging cable. Ensure that your device is set to the correct voltage range to avoid any damage.

It's worth noting that power outages can be common in some parts of Burundi, especially in rural areas. Therefore, it is advisable to carry a portable power bank or an uninterrupted power supply (UPS) device to ensure uninterrupted charging of your devices.

Which power adapter should I buy for Burundi?

When purchasing a power adapter for Burundi, it is important to consider the country's electrical specifications:

Electricity Voltage: 220-240V

Frequency: 50Hz

Power Plug Types: C, E

Based on this information, you should buy a power adapter that is compatible with Type C or Type E plugs. It is recommended to choose a universal power adapter that can accommodate these plug types and has a voltage conversion capability (if needed). This will allow you to safely use your electronic devices in Burundi without any voltage compatibility issues.

What are the 20 largest cities in Burundi?

According to the latest available data, the 20 largest cities in Burundi are:

  1. Bujumbura
  2. Gitega
  3. Ruyigi
  4. Ngozi
  5. Rutana
  6. Muramvya
  7. Cankuzo
  8. Makamba
  9. Kayanza
  10. Gitaramuka
  11. Nyanza-Lac
  12. Matana
  13. Mwaro
  14. Kirundo
  15. Remera
  16. Bururi
  17. Kibuye
  18. Muyinga
  19. Burambi
  20. Gatumba

Please note that the ranking of the cities might change over time.