Adapter needed

Do I need a travel adapter for a trip to the Cook Islands?

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

Cook Islands und Canada compared
Flag: Canada
AOutlets of type ABOutlets of type BOutlets
120 VoltVoltage
60 HertzFrequency
Flag: Cook Islands
Cook Islands
IOutlets of type IOutlets
240 VoltVoltage
50 HertzFrequency
Power sockets

Which types of power outlets are used on the Cook Islands?

The Cook Islands use power outlets of type I. Electrical outlets of type A and B, which are common in Canada, are not in use on the Cook Islands.

Country information

About the Cook Islands

Flag: About the Cook Islands

The Cook Islands are a country in Oceania (Polynesia) with about 10 000 inhabitants on an area of almost 236 km². The capital of the Cook Islands is Avarua (13 000 inhabitants).

People in the country are mainly speaking English and Maori.

The Cook Islands do not have a neighbor country.

TLD: .ckCurrency: NZDCountry calling code: +682Country Code : CK
Mains voltage

What is the Electricity Voltage on the Cook Islands?

The voltage on the Cook Islands is 240 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 on the Cook Islands, you should either not use your device there, or buy a voltage converter before departing.

Utility frequency

What is the utility frequency on the Cook Islands?

The utility frequency on the Cook Islands 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 on the Cook Islands, 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 on the Cook Islands, you should not use the device!