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Do I need a travel adapter for a trip to American Samoa?

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

American Samoa und Australia compared
Flag: Australia
Australia
IOutlets of type IOutlets
230 VoltVoltage
50 HertzFrequency
Flag: American Samoa
American Samoa
AOutlets of type ABOutlets of type BFOutlets of type FIOutlets of type IOutlets
120 VoltVoltage
60 HertzFrequency
Country information

About American Samoa

Flag: About American Samoa

American Samoa is a country in Oceania (Polynesia) with about 54 000 inhabitants on an area of almost 199 km². The capital of American Samoa is Pago Pago (12 000 inhabitants).

People in the country are mainly speaking English, Samoan and Tonga.

American Samoa does not have a neighbor country.

TLD: .asCurrency: USDCountry calling code: +1-684Country Code : AS
Power sockets

Which types of power plugs are used in American Samoa?

American Samoa uses power plugs of type A, B, F and I. Power outlets of type I, which are common in Australia, are only partially used in American Samoa.

Mains voltage

What is the Electricity Voltage in American Samoa?

The voltage in American Samoa is 120 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 American Samoa, you should either not use your device there, or buy a voltage converter before departing.

Utility frequency

What is the utility frequency in American Samoa?

The utility frequency in American Samoa is 60 Hertz.

The frequency, therefore, is higher than the 50 Hertz in use in Australia. This difference may not be a problem for most of your devices, but you still have to be cautious:

Devices that either measure time, or are equipped with moving and rotating parts, are particularly dangerous! So, if you plan to use shavers, heaters, kitchen appliances or alarm clocks in American Samoa, read the instruction manuals to see if these devices are safe to use on the local utility frequency.

If the mains frequency specified in the manual or on the power supply is different from the rate used in American Samoa, you should not use the device!

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