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Do I need a travel adapter for a trip to the Central African Republic?

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

Central African Republic und Australia compared
Flag: Australia
Australia
IOutlets of type IOutlets
230 VoltVoltage
50 HertzFrequency
Flag: Central African Republic
Central African Republic
COutlets of type CEOutlets of type EOutlets
220 VoltVoltage
50 HertzFrequency
Country information

About the Central African Republic

Flag: About the Central African Republic

The Central African Republic is a country in Africa (Middle Africa) with about 5.4 Millionen inhabitants on an area of almost 623 000 km². The capital of the Central African Republic is Bangui (542 000 inhabitants).

People in the country are mainly speaking French, Sango, Lingala and Kongo.

The neighbors of the Central African Republic are Cameroon, Chad, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Republic of the Congo, South Sudan and Sudan.

TLD: .cfCurrency: XAFCountry calling code: +236Country Code : CF
Power sockets

Which types of power plugs are used in the Central African Republic?

The Central African Republic uses power plugs of type C and E. Power outlets of type I, which are common in Australia, are not in use in the Central African Republic.

Mains voltage

What is the Electricity Voltage in the Central African Republic?

The voltage in the Central African Republic 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 the Central African Republic, you should either not use your device there, or buy a voltage converter before departing.

Utility frequency

What is the utility frequency in the Central African Republic?

The utility frequency in the Central African Republic 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 the Central African Republic.

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