Adapter needed

Do I need a travel adapter for a trip to Burkina Faso?

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

Burkina Faso und Australia compared
Flag: Australia
IOutlets of type IOutlets
230 VoltVoltage
50 HertzFrequency
Flag: Burkina Faso
Burkina Faso
COutlets of type CEOutlets of type EOutlets
220 VoltVoltage
50 HertzFrequency
Country information

About Burkina Faso

Flag: About Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso is a country in Africa (Western Africa) with about 18.9 Millionen inhabitants on an area of almost 274 000 km². The capital of Burkina Faso is Ouagadougou (1.1 Millionen inhabitants).

People in the country are mainly speaking French.

The neighbors of Burkina Faso are Benin, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Mali, Niger and Togo.

TLD: .bfCurrency: XOFCountry calling code: +226Country Code : BF
Power sockets

Which types of power plugs are used in Burkina Faso?

Burkina Faso uses power plugs of type C and E. Power outlets of type I, which are common in Australia, are not in use in Burkina Faso.

Mains voltage

What is the Electricity Voltage in Burkina Faso?

The voltage in Burkina Faso 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 Burkina Faso, you should either not use your device there, or buy a voltage converter before departing.

Utility frequency

What is the utility frequency in Burkina Faso?

The utility frequency in Burkina Faso 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 Burkina Faso.