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Do I need a travel adapter for a trip to New Caledonia?

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

New Caledonia und Australia compared
Flag: Australia
Australia
IOutlets of type IOutlets
230 VoltVoltage
50 HertzFrequency
Flag: New Caledonia
New Caledonia
COutlets of type CFOutlets of type FOutlets
220 VoltVoltage
50 HertzFrequency
Country information

About New Caledonia

Flag: About New Caledonia

New Caledonia is a country in Oceania (Melanesia) with about 272 000 inhabitants on an area of almost 19 000 km². The capital of New Caledonia is Nouméa (93 000 inhabitants).

People in the country are mainly speaking French.

New Caledonia does not have a neighbor country.

TLD: .ncCurrency: XPFCountry calling code: +687Country Code : NC
Power sockets

Which types of power plugs are used in New Caledonia?

New Caledonia uses power plugs of type C and F. Power outlets of type I, which are common in Australia, are not in use in New Caledonia.

Mains voltage

What is the Electricity Voltage in New Caledonia?

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

Utility frequency

What is the utility frequency in New Caledonia?

The utility frequency in New Caledonia 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 New Caledonia.

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