Adapter needed

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

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

Brazil und Canada compared
Flag: Canada
AOutlets of type ABOutlets of type BOutlets
120 VoltVoltage
60 HertzFrequency
Flag: Brazil
COutlets of type CNOutlets of type NOutlets
127 / 220 VoltVoltage
60 HertzFrequency
Power sockets

Which types of power outlets are used in Brazil?

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

Country information

About Brazil

Flag: About Brazil

Brazil is a country in America (South America) with about 204.3 Millionen inhabitants on an area of almost 8.5 Millionen km². The capital of Brazil is Brasília (2.8 Millionen inhabitants).

People in the country are mainly speaking Portuguese, Spanish, English and French.

The neighbors of Brazil are Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay and Venezuela.

TLD: .brCurrency: BRLCountry calling code: +55Country Code : BR
Mains voltage

What is the Electricity Voltage in Brazil?

The voltage in Brazil is not standardized. Depending on the region, sockets in Brazil supply electricity with a voltage of 127 or 220 volts.

The voltage consequently is sometimes 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 Brazil, you should either not use your device there, or buy a voltage converter before departing.

Utility frequency

What is the utility frequency in Brazil?

The utility frequency in Brazil is 60 Hertz.

The frequency, therefore, is the same as in Canada. That's why it is safe to use all your electric appliances in Brazil.