Which types of power outlets are used in Malawi?
Malawi uses power outlets of type G. Electrical outlets of type A and B, which are common in Canada, are not in use in Malawi.
Malawi is a country in Africa (Eastern Africa) with about 18 Millionen inhabitants on an area of almost 118 000 km². The capital of Malawi is Lilongwe (647 000 inhabitants).
People in the country are mainly speaking Chichewa and Swahili.
The neighbors of Malawi are Mozambique, Tanzania and Zambia.TLD: .mwCurrency: MWKCountry calling code: +265Country Code : MW
What is the Electricity Voltage in Malawi?
The voltage in Malawi 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 Malawi, you should either not use your device there, or buy a voltage converter before departing.
What is the utility frequency in Malawi?
The utility frequency in Malawi 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 Malawi, 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 Malawi, you should not use the device!