Adapter needed

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

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

Uganda und Canada compared
Flag: Canada
AOutlets of type ABOutlets of type BOutlets
120 VoltVoltage
60 HertzFrequency
Flag: Uganda
GOutlets of type GOutlets
240 VoltVoltage
50 HertzFrequency
Power sockets

Which types of power outlets are used in Uganda?

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

Country information

About Uganda

Flag: About Uganda

Uganda is a country in Africa (Eastern Africa) with about 37.1 Millionen inhabitants on an area of almost 241 000 km². The capital of Uganda is Kampala (1.4 Millionen inhabitants).

People in the country are mainly speaking English, Ganda, Swahili and Arabic.

The neighbors of Uganda are the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan and Tanzania.

TLD: .ugCurrency: UGXCountry calling code: +256Country Code : UG
Mains voltage

What is the Electricity Voltage in Uganda?

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

Utility frequency

What is the utility frequency in Uganda?

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