Adapter needed

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

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

Venezuela und Australia compared
Flag: Australia
IOutlets of type IOutlets
230 VoltVoltage
50 HertzFrequency
Flag: Venezuela
AOutlets of type ABOutlets of type BOutlets
120 VoltVoltage
60 HertzFrequency
Power sockets

Which types of power plugs are used in Venezuela?

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

Country information

About Venezuela

Flag: About Venezuela

Venezuela is a country in America (South America) with about 29.3 Millionen inhabitants on an area of almost 912 000 km². The capital of Venezuela is Caracas (5.8 Millionen inhabitants).

People in the country are mainly speaking Spanish.

The neighbors of Venezuela are Brazil, Colombia and Guyana.

TLD: .veCurrency: VEFCountry calling code: +58Country Code : VE
Mains voltage

What is the Electricity Voltage in Venezuela?

The voltage in Venezuela is 120 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 Venezuela, you should either not use your device there, or buy a voltage converter before departing.

Utility frequency

What is the utility frequency in Venezuela?

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