Adapter needed

Do I need a travel adapter for a trip to South Sudan?

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

South Sudan und Canada compared
Flag: Canada
AOutlets of type ABOutlets of type BOutlets
120 VoltVoltage
60 HertzFrequency
Flag: South Sudan
South Sudan
COutlets of type CDOutlets of type DOutlets
230 VoltVoltage
50 HertzFrequency
Country information

About South Sudan

Flag: About South Sudan

South Sudan is a country in Africa (Middle Africa) with about 12 Millionen inhabitants on an area of almost 644 000 km². The capital of South Sudan is Juba (300 000 inhabitants).

People in the country are mainly speaking English.

The neighbors of South Sudan are the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan and Uganda.

TLD: Currency: SSPCountry calling code: +211Country Code : SS
Power sockets

Which types of power outlets are used in South Sudan?

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

Mains voltage

What is the Electricity Voltage in South Sudan?

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

Utility frequency

What is the utility frequency in South Sudan?

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