Adapter needed

Do I need a travel adapter for a trip to Guinea-Bissau?

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

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

Which types of power plugs are used in Guinea-Bissau?

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

Country information

About Guinea-Bissau

Flag: About Guinea-Bissau

Guinea-Bissau is a country in Africa (Western Africa) with about 1.7 Millionen inhabitants on an area of almost 36 000 km². The capital of Guinea-Bissau is Bissau (388 000 inhabitants).

People in the country are mainly speaking Portuguese.

The neighbors of Guinea-Bissau are Guinea and Senegal.

TLD: .gwCurrency: XOFCountry calling code: +245Country Code : GW
Mains voltage

What is the Electricity Voltage in Guinea-Bissau?

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

Utility frequency

What is the utility frequency in Guinea-Bissau?

The utility frequency in Guinea-Bissau 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 Guinea-Bissau.