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South Africa South Africa power plug : do I need a travel adapter?

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

Electrical outlets (sockets) and plugs used in South Africa

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

electrical socket type M in South Africa
type M

plug type m  

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

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Voltage and frequency in South Africa

Voltage : 220/230 V
Frequency : 50 Hz