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

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

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

About Cameroon

Flag: About Cameroon

Cameroon is a country in Africa (Middle Africa) with about 23.7 Millionen inhabitants on an area of almost 475 000 km². The capital of Cameroon is Yaoundé (1.3 Millionen inhabitants).

People in the country are mainly speaking English and French.

The neighbors of Cameroon are the Central African Republic, Chad, the Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon and Nigeria.

TLD: .cmCurrency: XAFCountry calling code: +237Country Code : CM
Power sockets

Which types of power plugs are used in Cameroon?

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

Mains voltage

What is the Electricity Voltage in Cameroon?

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

Utility frequency

What is the utility frequency in Cameroon?

The utility frequency in Cameroon 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 Cameroon.

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