Adapter needed

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

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

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

About Uganda

Flag: About Uganda

Uganda is a country in Africa (Eastern Africa) with about 37.1 Millionen inhabitants on an area of almost 241 000 km². The capital of Uganda is Kampala (1.4 Millionen inhabitants).

People in the country are mainly speaking English, Ganda, Swahili and Arabic.

The neighbors of Uganda are the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan and Tanzania.

TLD: .ugCurrency: UGXCountry calling code: +256Country Code : UG
Power sockets

Which types of power plugs are used in Uganda?

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

Mains voltage

What is the Electricity Voltage in Uganda?

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

Utility frequency

What is the utility frequency in Uganda?

The utility frequency in Uganda 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 Uganda.