Adapter needed

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

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

Nigeria und Canada compared
Flag: Canada
AOutlets of type ABOutlets of type BOutlets
120 VoltVoltage
60 HertzFrequency
Flag: Nigeria
DOutlets of type DGOutlets of type GOutlets
230 VoltVoltage
50 HertzFrequency
Country information

About Nigeria

Flag: About Nigeria

Nigeria is a country in Africa (Western Africa) with about 181.6 Millionen inhabitants on an area of almost 924 000 km². The capital of Nigeria is Abuja (1.6 Millionen inhabitants).

People in the country are mainly speaking English, Hausa, Yoruba, Igbo and Fulah.

The neighbors of Nigeria are Benin, Cameroon, Chad and Niger.

TLD: .ngCurrency: NGNCountry calling code: +234Country Code : NG
Power sockets

Which types of power outlets are used in Nigeria?

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

Mains voltage

What is the Electricity Voltage in Nigeria?

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

Utility frequency

What is the utility frequency in Nigeria?

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