Adapter needed

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

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

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

Which types of power plugs are used in Gabon?

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

Country information

About Gabon

Flag: About Gabon

Gabon is a country in Africa (Middle Africa) with about 1.7 Millionen inhabitants on an area of almost 268 000 km². The capital of Gabon is Libreville (578 000 inhabitants).

People in the country are mainly speaking French.

The neighbors of Gabon are Cameroon, the Republic of the Congo and Equatorial Guinea.

TLD: .gaCurrency: XAFCountry calling code: +241Country Code : GA
Mains voltage

What is the Electricity Voltage in Gabon?

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

Utility frequency

What is the utility frequency in Gabon?

The utility frequency in Gabon 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 Gabon.