Adapter needed

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

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

Kyrgyzstan und Canada compared
Flag: Canada
AOutlets of type ABOutlets of type BOutlets
120 VoltVoltage
60 HertzFrequency
Flag: Kyrgyzstan
COutlets of type CFOutlets of type FOutlets
220 VoltVoltage
50 HertzFrequency
Country information

About Kyrgyzstan

Flag: About Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan is a country in Asia (Central Asia) with about 5.7 Millionen inhabitants on an area of almost 200 000 km². The capital of Kyrgyzstan is Bishkek (900 000 inhabitants).

People in the country are mainly speaking Kirghiz, Uzbek and Russian.

The neighbors of Kyrgyzstan are China, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.

TLD: .kgCurrency: KGSCountry calling code: +996Country Code : KG
Power sockets

Which types of power outlets are used in Kyrgyzstan?

Kyrgyzstan uses power outlets of type C and F. Electrical outlets of type A and B, which are common in Canada, are not in use in Kyrgyzstan.

Mains voltage

What is the Electricity Voltage in Kyrgyzstan?

The voltage in Kyrgyzstan is 220 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 Kyrgyzstan, you should either not use your device there, or buy a voltage converter before departing.

Utility frequency

What is the utility frequency in Kyrgyzstan?

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