Adapter needed

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

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

Niger und Australia compared
Flag: Australia
IOutlets of type IOutlets
230 VoltVoltage
50 HertzFrequency
Flag: Niger
COutlets of type CDOutlets of type DEOutlets of type EFOutlets of type FOutlets
220 VoltVoltage
50 HertzFrequency
Power sockets

Which types of power plugs are used in Niger?

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

Country information

About Niger

Flag: About Niger

Niger is a country in Africa (Western Africa) with about 18 Millionen inhabitants on an area of almost 1.3 Millionen km². The capital of Niger is Niamey (774 000 inhabitants).

People in the country are mainly speaking French, Hausa and Kanuri.

The neighbors of Niger are Algeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, Chad, Libya, Mali and Nigeria.

TLD: .neCurrency: XOFCountry calling code: +227Country Code : NE
Mains voltage

What is the Electricity Voltage in Niger?

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

Utility frequency

What is the utility frequency in Niger?

The utility frequency in Niger 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 Niger.