Adapter needed

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

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

Romania und Canada compared
Flag: Canada
AOutlets of type ABOutlets of type BOutlets
120 VoltVoltage
60 HertzFrequency
Flag: Romania
COutlets of type CFOutlets of type FOutlets
230 VoltVoltage
50 HertzFrequency
Power sockets

Which types of power outlets are used in Romania?

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

Country information

About Romania

Flag: About Romania

Romania is a country in Europe (Eastern Europe) with about 21.7 Millionen inhabitants on an area of almost 238 000 km². The capital of Romania is Bucharest (1.9 Millionen inhabitants).

People in the country are mainly speaking Romanian and Hungarian.

The neighbors of Romania are Bulgaria, Hungary, Moldova, Serbia and Ukraine.

TLD: .roCurrency: RONCountry calling code: +40Country Code : RO
Mains voltage

What is the Electricity Voltage in Romania?

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

Utility frequency

What is the utility frequency in Romania?

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