Adapter needed

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

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

Suriname und Canada compared
Flag: Canada
AOutlets of type ABOutlets of type BOutlets
120 VoltVoltage
60 HertzFrequency
Flag: Suriname
AOutlets of type ABOutlets of type BCOutlets of type CFOutlets of type FOutlets
127 / 230 VoltVoltage
60 HertzFrequency
Power sockets

Which types of power outlets are used in Suriname?

Suriname uses power outlets of type A, B, C and F. Electrical outlets of type A and B, which are common in Canada, are only partially used in Suriname.

Country information

About Suriname

Flag: About Suriname

Suriname is a country in America (South America) with about 580 000 inhabitants on an area of almost 164 000 km². The capital of Suriname is Paramaribo (224 000 inhabitants).

People in the country are mainly speaking Dutch; Flemish, English, Serbian and Javanese.

The neighbors of Suriname are Brazil, French Guiana and Guyana.

TLD: .srCurrency: SRDCountry calling code: +597Country Code : SR
Mains voltage

What is the Electricity Voltage in Suriname?

The voltage in Suriname is not standardized. Depending on the region, sockets in Suriname supply electricity with a voltage of 127 or 230 volts.

The voltage consequently is sometimes 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 Suriname, you should either not use your device there, or buy a voltage converter before departing.

Utility frequency

What is the utility frequency in Suriname?

The utility frequency in Suriname is 60 Hertz.

The frequency, therefore, is the same as in Canada. That's why it is safe to use all your electric appliances in Suriname.