Adapter needed

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

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

Tunisia und Canada compared
Flag: Canada
AOutlets of type ABOutlets of type BOutlets
120 VoltVoltage
60 HertzFrequency
Flag: Tunisia
COutlets of type CEOutlets of type EOutlets
230 VoltVoltage
50 HertzFrequency
Country information

About Tunisia

Flag: About Tunisia

Tunisia is a country in Africa (Northern Africa) with about 11 Millionen inhabitants on an area of almost 164 000 km². The capital of Tunisia is Tunis (693 000 inhabitants).

People in the country are mainly speaking Arabic and French.

The neighbors of Tunisia are Algeria and Libya.

TLD: .tnCurrency: TNDCountry calling code: +216Country Code : TN
Power sockets

Which types of power outlets are used in Tunisia?

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

Mains voltage

What is the Electricity Voltage in Tunisia?

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

Utility frequency

What is the utility frequency in Tunisia?

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