Adapter needed

Do I need a travel adapter for a trip to Papua New Guinea?

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

Papua New Guinea und Canada compared
Flag: Canada
AOutlets of type ABOutlets of type BOutlets
120 VoltVoltage
60 HertzFrequency
Flag: Papua New Guinea
Papua New Guinea
IOutlets of type IOutlets
240 VoltVoltage
50 HertzFrequency
Country information

About Papua New Guinea

Flag: About Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea is a country in Oceania (Melanesia) with about 6.7 Millionen inhabitants on an area of almost 463 000 km². The capital of Papua New Guinea is Port Moresby (284 000 inhabitants).

People in the country are mainly speaking English and Hiri Motu.

The only neighbor of Papua New Guinea is Indonesia.

TLD: .pgCurrency: PGKCountry calling code: +675Country Code : PG
Power sockets

Which types of power outlets are used in Papua New Guinea?

Papua New Guinea uses power outlets of type I. Electrical outlets of type A and B, which are common in Canada, are not in use in Papua New Guinea.

Mains voltage

What is the Electricity Voltage in Papua New Guinea?

The voltage in Papua New Guinea is 240 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 Papua New Guinea, you should either not use your device there, or buy a voltage converter before departing.

Utility frequency

What is the utility frequency in Papua New Guinea?

The utility frequency in Papua New Guinea 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 Papua New Guinea, 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 Papua New Guinea, you should not use the device!