Adapter needed

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

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

Malaysia und Australia compared
Flag: Australia
IOutlets of type IOutlets
230 VoltVoltage
50 HertzFrequency
Flag: Malaysia
GOutlets of type GOutlets
240 VoltVoltage
50 HertzFrequency
Country information

About Malaysia

Flag: About Malaysia

Malaysia is a country in Asia (South-Eastern Asia) with about 30.5 Millionen inhabitants on an area of almost 330 000 km². The capital of Malaysia is Kuala Lumpur (1.5 Millionen inhabitants).

People in the country are mainly speaking Malay, English, Chinese, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Panjabi and Thai.

The neighbors of Malaysia are Brunei, Indonesia and Thailand.

TLD: .myCurrency: MYRCountry calling code: +60Country Code : MY
Power sockets

Which types of power plugs are used in Malaysia?

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

Mains voltage

What is the Electricity Voltage in Malaysia?

The voltage in Malaysia is 240 volts.

The voltage, therefore, is higher 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 Malaysia, you should either not use your device there, or buy a voltage converter before departing.

Utility frequency

What is the utility frequency in Malaysia?

The utility frequency in Malaysia 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 Malaysia.