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

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

Angola und Canada compared
Flag: Canada
Canada
AOutlets of type ABOutlets of type BOutlets
120 VoltVoltage
60 HertzFrequency
Flag: Angola
Angola
COutlets of type COutlets
220 VoltVoltage
50 HertzFrequency
Country information

About Angola

Flag: About Angola

Angola is a country in Africa (Middle Africa) with about 19.6 Millionen inhabitants on an area of almost 1.2 Millionen km². The capital of Angola is Luanda (2.8 Millionen inhabitants).

People in the country are mainly speaking Portuguese.

The neighbors of Angola are the Republic of the Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Zambia and Namibia.

TLD: .aoCurrency: AOACountry calling code: +244Country Code : AO
Power sockets

Which types of power outlets are used in Angola?

Angola uses power outlets of type C. Electrical outlets of type A and B, which are common in Canada, are not in use in Angola.

Mains voltage

What is the Electricity Voltage in Angola?

The voltage in Angola is 220 volts.

The voltage, therefore, is higher than the 120 volts in Canada. This difference means that you have to be cautious when using electrical devices purchased in Canada:

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

Utility frequency

What is the utility frequency in Angola?

The utility frequency in Angola is 50 Hertz.

The frequency, therefore, is lower than the 60 Hertz in use in Canada. 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 Angola, 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 Angola, you should not use the device!

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