Adapter needed

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

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

Tonga und Canada compared
Flag: Canada
AOutlets of type ABOutlets of type BOutlets
120 VoltVoltage
60 HertzFrequency
Flag: Tonga
IOutlets of type IOutlets
240 VoltVoltage
50 HertzFrequency
Country information

About Tonga

Flag: About Tonga

Tonga is a country in Oceania (Polynesia) with about 107 000 inhabitants on an area of almost 747 km². The capital of Tonga is Nuku‘alofa (22 000 inhabitants).

People in the country are mainly speaking Tonga and English.

Tonga does not have a neighbor country.

TLD: .toCurrency: TOPCountry calling code: +676Country Code : TO
Power sockets

Which types of power outlets are used in Tonga?

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

Mains voltage

What is the Electricity Voltage in Tonga?

The voltage in Tonga is 240 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 Tonga, you should either not use your device there, or buy a voltage converter before departing.

Utility frequency

What is the utility frequency in Tonga?

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