Adapter needed

Do I need a travel adapter for a trip to Equatorial Guinea?

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

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

About Equatorial Guinea

Flag: About Equatorial Guinea

Equatorial Guinea is a country in Africa (Middle Africa) with about 741 000 inhabitants on an area of almost 28 000 km². The capital of Equatorial Guinea is Malabo (156 000 inhabitants).

People in the country are mainly speaking Spanish and French.

The neighbors of Equatorial Guinea are Cameroon and Gabon.

TLD: .gqCurrency: XAFCountry calling code: +240Country Code : GQ
Power sockets

Which types of power plugs are used in Equatorial Guinea?

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

Mains voltage

What is the Electricity Voltage in Equatorial Guinea?

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

Utility frequency

What is the utility frequency in Equatorial Guinea?

The utility frequency in Equatorial Guinea 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 Equatorial Guinea.