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Do I need a travel adapter for a trip to French Guiana?

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

French Guiana und Australia compared
Flag: Australia
Australia
IOutlets of type IOutlets
230 VoltVoltage
50 HertzFrequency
Flag: French Guiana
French Guiana
COutlets of type CDOutlets of type DEOutlets of type EOutlets
220 VoltVoltage
50 HertzFrequency
Country information

About French Guiana

Flag: About French Guiana

French Guiana is a country in America (South America) with about 181 000 inhabitants on an area of almost 84 000 km². The capital of French Guiana is Cayenne (62 000 inhabitants).

People in the country are mainly speaking French.

The neighbors of French Guiana are Brazil and Suriname.

TLD: .gfCurrency: EURCountry calling code: +594Country Code : GF
Power sockets

Which types of power plugs are used in French Guiana?

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

Mains voltage

What is the Electricity Voltage in French Guiana?

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

Utility frequency

What is the utility frequency in French Guiana?

The utility frequency in French Guiana 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 French Guiana.

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