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

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

Niger und Canada compared
Flag: Canada
Canada
AOutlets of type ABOutlets of type BOutlets
120 VoltVoltage
60 HertzFrequency
Flag: Niger
Niger
COutlets of type CDOutlets of type DEOutlets of type EFOutlets of type FOutlets
220 VoltVoltage
50 HertzFrequency
Country information

About Niger

Flag: About Niger

Niger is a country in Africa (Western Africa) with about 18 Millionen inhabitants on an area of almost 1.3 Millionen km². The capital of Niger is Niamey (774 000 inhabitants).

People in the country are mainly speaking French, Hausa and Kanuri.

The neighbors of Niger are Algeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, Chad, Libya, Mali and Nigeria.

TLD: .neCurrency: XOFCountry calling code: +227Country Code : NE
Power sockets

Which types of power outlets are used in Niger?

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

Mains voltage

What is the Electricity Voltage in Niger?

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

Utility frequency

What is the utility frequency in Niger?

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

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