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

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

Swaziland und Canada compared
Flag: Canada
Canada
AOutlets of type ABOutlets of type BOutlets
120 VoltVoltage
60 HertzFrequency
Flag: Swaziland
Swaziland
MOutlets of type MOutlets
230 VoltVoltage
50 HertzFrequency
Country information

About Swaziland

Flag: About Swaziland

Swaziland is a country in Africa (Southern Africa) with about 1.4 Millionen inhabitants on an area of almost 17 000 km². The capital of Swaziland is Mbabane (76 000 inhabitants).

People in the country are mainly speaking English and Swati.

The neighbors of Swaziland are Mozambique and South Africa.

TLD: .szCurrency: SZLCountry calling code: +268Country Code : SZ
Power sockets

Which types of power outlets are used in Swaziland?

Swaziland uses power outlets of type M. Electrical outlets of type A and B, which are common in Canada, are not in use in Swaziland.

Mains voltage

What is the Electricity Voltage in Swaziland?

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

Utility frequency

What is the utility frequency in Swaziland?

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

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