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

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

Egypt und Australia compared
Flag: Australia
Australia
IOutlets of type IOutlets
230 VoltVoltage
50 HertzFrequency
Flag: Egypt
Egypt
COutlets of type CFOutlets of type FOutlets
220 VoltVoltage
50 HertzFrequency
Country information

About Egypt

Flag: About Egypt

Egypt is a country in Africa (Northern Africa) with about 88.5 Millionen inhabitants on an area of almost 1 Millionen km². The capital of Egypt is Cairo (7.7 Millionen inhabitants).

People in the country are mainly speaking Arabic, English and French.

The neighbors of Egypt are Israel, Libya and Sudan.

TLD: .egCurrency: EGPCountry calling code: +20Country Code : EG
Power sockets

Which types of power plugs are used in Egypt?

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

Mains voltage

What is the Electricity Voltage in Egypt?

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

Utility frequency

What is the utility frequency in Egypt?

The utility frequency in Egypt 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 Egypt.

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