About the Republic of the Congo
The Republic of the Congo is a country in Africa (Middle Africa) with about 4.8 Millionen inhabitants on an area of almost 342 000 km². The capital of the Republic of the Congo is Brazzaville (1.1 Millionen inhabitants).
People in the country are mainly speaking French, Kongo and Lingala.
The neighbors of the Republic of the Congo are Angola, Cameroon, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Gabon.TLD: .cgCurrency: XAFCountry calling code: +242Country Code : CG
What is the Electricity Voltage in the Republic of the Congo?
The voltage in the Republic of the Congo is 230 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 the Republic of the Congo, you should either not use your device there, or buy a voltage converter before departing.
What is the utility frequency in the Republic of the Congo?
The utility frequency in the Republic of the Congo 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 the Republic of the Congo, 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 the Republic of the Congo, you should not use the device!