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

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

India und Canada compared
Flag: Canada
Canada
AOutlets of type ABOutlets of type BOutlets
120 VoltVoltage
60 HertzFrequency
Flag: India
India
COutlets of type CDOutlets of type DMOutlets of type MOutlets
230 VoltVoltage
50 HertzFrequency
Country information

About India

Flag: About India

India is a country in Asia (Southern Asia) with about 1.3 Milliarden inhabitants on an area of almost 3.3 Millionen km². The capital of India is New Delhi (318 000 inhabitants).

People in the country are mainly speaking English, Hindi, Bengali, Telugu, Marathi, Tamil, Urdu, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Oriya, Panjabi, Assamese, Bihari languages, Sanskrit, Kashmiri, Nepali, Sindhi, Korean, Mongolian, Sinhala, French and Luba-Katanga.

The neighbors of India are Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma, China, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

TLD: .inCurrency: INRCountry calling code: +91Country Code : IN
Power sockets

Which types of power outlets are used in India?

India uses power outlets of type C, D and M. Electrical outlets of type A and B, which are common in Canada, are not in use in India.

Mains voltage

What is the Electricity Voltage in India?

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

Utility frequency

What is the utility frequency in India?

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

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