Adapter needed

Do I need a travel adapter for a trip to Afghanistan?

Yes, you need a travel adapter (plug adapter) for a trip from Australia to Afghanistan. In Afghanistan, people are using different power plugs and power outlets that are not compatible with plugs from Australia!

Afghanistan und Australia compared
Flag: Australia
IOutlets of type IOutlets
230 VoltVoltage
50 HertzFrequency
Flag: Afghanistan
COutlets of type CFOutlets of type FOutlets
220 VoltVoltage
50 HertzFrequency
Power sockets

Which types of power plugs are used in Afghanistan?

Afghanistan uses power plugs of type C and F. Power outlets of type I, which are common in Australia, are not in use in Afghanistan.

Country information

About Afghanistan

Flag: About Afghanistan

Afghanistan is a country in Asia (Southern Asia) with about 32.6 Millionen inhabitants on an area of almost 652 000 km². The capital of Afghanistan is Kabul (3.3 Millionen inhabitants).

People in the country are mainly speaking Persian, Pushto, Uzbek and Turkmen.

The neighbors of Afghanistan are Iran, Pakistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and China.

TLD: .afCurrency: AFNCountry calling code: +93Country Code : AF
Mains voltage

What is the Electricity Voltage in Afghanistan?

The voltage in Afghanistan is 220 volts.

The voltage, therefore, is lower than the 230 volts in Australia. This difference means that you have to be cautious when using electrical devices purchased in Australia:

You should read the instruction manual of your device and check at which voltage it is safe to use.

If the voltage stated in the user's manual or on the device's power supply differs from the mains voltage in Afghanistan, you should either not use your device there, or buy a voltage converter before departing.

Utility frequency

What is the utility frequency in Afghanistan?

The utility frequency in Afghanistan is 50 Hertz.

The frequency, therefore, is the same as in Australia. That's why it is safe to use all your electric appliances in Afghanistan.