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

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

Faroe Islands und Canada compared
Flag: Canada
Canada
AOutlets of type ABOutlets of type BOutlets
120 VoltVoltage
60 HertzFrequency
Flag: Faroe Islands
Faroe Islands
COutlets of type CEOutlets of type EFOutlets of type FKOutlets of type KOutlets
230 VoltVoltage
50 HertzFrequency
Country information

About the Faroe Islands

Flag: About the Faroe Islands

The Faroe Islands are a country in Europe (Northern Europe) with about 50 000 inhabitants on an area of almost 1 000 km². The capital of the Faroe Islands is Tórshavn (13 000 inhabitants).

People in the country are mainly speaking Faroese and Danish.

The Faroe Islands do not have a neighbor country.

TLD: .foCurrency: Country calling code: +298Country Code : FO
Power sockets

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

The Faroe Islands use power outlets of type C, E, F and K. Electrical outlets of type A and B, which are common in Canada, are not in use on the Faroe Islands.

Mains voltage

What is the Electricity Voltage on the Faroe Islands?

The voltage on the Faroe Islands 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 on the Faroe 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 Faroe Islands?

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

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