Adapter needed

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

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

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

About Macau

Flag: About Macau

Macau is a country in Asia (Eastern Asia) with about 593 000 inhabitants on an area of almost 28 km². The capital of Macau is Concelho de Macau (520 000 inhabitants).

People in the country are mainly speaking Chinese and Portuguese.

The only neighbor of Macau is China.

TLD: .moCurrency: MOPCountry calling code: +853Country Code : MO
Power sockets

Which types of power outlets are used in Macau?

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

Mains voltage

What is the Electricity Voltage in Macau?

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

Utility frequency

What is the utility frequency in Macau?

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

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