Adapter needed

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

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

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

Which types of power plugs are used in Mauritania?

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

Country information

About Mauritania

Flag: About Mauritania

Mauritania is a country in Africa (Western Africa) with about 3.6 Millionen inhabitants on an area of almost 1 Millionen km². The capital of Mauritania is Nouakchott (661 000 inhabitants).

People in the country are mainly speaking Arabic, Shona, French and Wolof.

The neighbors of Mauritania are Algeria, Mali and Senegal.

TLD: .mrCurrency: MROCountry calling code: +222Country Code : MR
Mains voltage

What is the Electricity Voltage in Mauritania?

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

Utility frequency

What is the utility frequency in Mauritania?

The utility frequency in Mauritania 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 Mauritania.