Adapter needed

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

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

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

About Ethiopia

Flag: About Ethiopia

Ethiopia is a country in Africa (Eastern Africa) with about 99.5 Millionen inhabitants on an area of almost 1.1 Millionen km². The capital of Ethiopia is Addis Ababa (2.8 Millionen inhabitants).

People in the country are mainly speaking Amharic, English, Oromo, Tigrinya, Somali and Sinhala.

The neighbors of Ethiopia are Djibouti, Eritrea, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan and Sudan.

TLD: .etCurrency: ETBCountry calling code: +251Country Code : ET
Power sockets

Which types of power plugs are used in Ethiopia?

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

Mains voltage

What is the Electricity Voltage in Ethiopia?

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

Utility frequency

What is the utility frequency in Ethiopia?

The utility frequency in Ethiopia 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 Ethiopia.