Adapter needed

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

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

Suriname und Australia compared
Flag: Australia
IOutlets of type IOutlets
230 VoltVoltage
50 HertzFrequency
Flag: Suriname
AOutlets of type ABOutlets of type BCOutlets of type CFOutlets of type FOutlets
127 / 230 VoltVoltage
60 HertzFrequency
Power sockets

Which types of power plugs are used in Suriname?

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

Country information

About Suriname

Flag: About Suriname

Suriname is a country in America (South America) with about 580 000 inhabitants on an area of almost 164 000 km². The capital of Suriname is Paramaribo (224 000 inhabitants).

People in the country are mainly speaking Dutch; Flemish, English, Serbian and Javanese.

The neighbors of Suriname are Brazil, French Guiana and Guyana.

TLD: .srCurrency: SRDCountry calling code: +597Country Code : SR
Mains voltage

What is the Electricity Voltage in Suriname?

The voltage in Suriname is not standardized. Depending on the region, sockets in Suriname supply electricity with a voltage of 127 or 230 volts.

The voltage consequently is sometimes equal to the 230 volts in Australia. This means that you can use all your electrical appliances without any problems.

Utility frequency

What is the utility frequency in Suriname?

The utility frequency in Suriname 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 in Suriname, 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 in Suriname, you should not use the device!