Adapter needed

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

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

Benin und Australia compared
Flag: Australia
IOutlets of type IOutlets
230 VoltVoltage
50 HertzFrequency
Flag: Benin
COutlets of type CEOutlets of type EOutlets
220 VoltVoltage
50 HertzFrequency
Power sockets

Which types of power plugs are used in Benin?

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

Country information

About Benin

Flag: About Benin

Benin is a country in Africa (Western Africa) with about 10.4 Millionen inhabitants on an area of almost 113 000 km². The capital of Benin is Porto-Novo (234 000 inhabitants).

People in the country are mainly speaking French.

The neighbors of Benin are Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria and Togo.

TLD: .bjCurrency: XOFCountry calling code: +229Country Code : BJ
Mains voltage

What is the Electricity Voltage in Benin?

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

Utility frequency

What is the utility frequency in Benin?

The utility frequency in Benin 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 Benin.