Adapter needed

Do I need a travel adapter for a trip to the Marshall Islands?

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

Marshall Islands und Australia compared
Flag: Australia
IOutlets of type IOutlets
230 VoltVoltage
50 HertzFrequency
Flag: Marshall Islands
Marshall Islands
AOutlets of type ABOutlets of type BOutlets
120 VoltVoltage
60 HertzFrequency
Country information

About the Marshall Islands

Flag: About the Marshall Islands

The Marshall Islands are a country in Oceania (Micronesia) with about 72 000 inhabitants on an area of almost 181 km². The capital of the Marshall Islands is Majuro (25 000 inhabitants).

People in the country are mainly speaking Marshallese and English.

The Marshall Islands do not have a neighbor country.

TLD: .mhCurrency: USDCountry calling code: +692Country Code : MH
Power sockets

Which types of power plugs are used on the Marshall Islands?

The Marshall Islands use power plugs of type A and B. Power outlets of type I, which are common in Australia, are not in use on the Marshall Islands.

Mains voltage

What is the Electricity Voltage on the Marshall Islands?

The voltage on the Marshall Islands is 120 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 on the Marshall Islands, you should either not use your device there, or buy a voltage converter before departing.

Utility frequency

What is the utility frequency on the Marshall Islands?

The utility frequency on the Marshall Islands is 60 Hertz.

The frequency, therefore, is higher than the 50 Hertz in use in Australia. This difference may not be a problem for most of your devices, but you still have to be cautious:

Devices that either measure time, or are equipped with moving and rotating parts, are particularly dangerous! So, if you plan to use shavers, heaters, kitchen appliances or alarm clocks on the Marshall Islands, read the instruction manuals to see if these devices are safe to use on the local utility frequency.

If the mains frequency specified in the manual or on the power supply is different from the rate used on the Marshall Islands, you should not use the device!