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

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

Gibraltar und Canada compared
Flag: Canada
Canada
AOutlets of type ABOutlets of type BOutlets
120 VoltVoltage
60 HertzFrequency
Flag: Gibraltar
Gibraltar
GOutlets of type GOutlets
230 VoltVoltage
50 HertzFrequency
Country information

About Gibraltar

Flag: About Gibraltar

Gibraltar is a country in Europe (Southern Europe) with about 29 000 inhabitants on an area of almost 7 km². The capital of Gibraltar is Gibraltar (27 000 inhabitants).

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

The only neighbor of Gibraltar is Spain.

TLD: .giCurrency: GIPCountry calling code: +350Country Code : GI
Power sockets

Which types of power outlets are used in Gibraltar?

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

Mains voltage

What is the Electricity Voltage in Gibraltar?

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

Utility frequency

What is the utility frequency in Gibraltar?

The utility frequency in Gibraltar 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 Gibraltar, 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 Gibraltar, you should not use the device!

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