Adapter needed

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

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

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

About Madagascar

Flag: About Madagascar

Madagascar is a country in Africa (Eastern Africa) with about 23.8 Millionen inhabitants on an area of almost 587 000 km². The capital of Madagascar is Antananarivo (1.8 Millionen inhabitants).

People in the country are mainly speaking French and Malagasy.

Madagascar does not have a neighbor country.

TLD: .mgCurrency: MGACountry calling code: +261Country Code : MG
Power sockets

Which types of power plugs are used in Madagascar?

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

Mains voltage

What is the Electricity Voltage in Madagascar?

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

Utility frequency

What is the utility frequency in Madagascar?

The utility frequency in Madagascar 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 Madagascar.