Adapter needed

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

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

Yemen und Canada compared
Flag: Canada
AOutlets of type ABOutlets of type BOutlets
120 VoltVoltage
60 HertzFrequency
Flag: Yemen
AOutlets of type ADOutlets of type DGOutlets of type GOutlets
230 VoltVoltage
50 HertzFrequency
Power sockets

Which types of power outlets are used in Yemen?

Yemen uses power outlets of type A, D and G. Electrical outlets of type A and B, which are common in Canada, are only partially used in Yemen.

Country information

About Yemen

Flag: About Yemen

Yemen is a country in Asia (Western Asia) with about 26.7 Millionen inhabitants on an area of almost 528 000 km². The capital of Yemen is Sanaa (1.9 Millionen inhabitants).

People in the country are mainly speaking Arabic.

The neighbors of Yemen are Oman and Saudi Arabia.

TLD: .yeCurrency: YERCountry calling code: +967Country Code : YE
Mains voltage

What is the Electricity Voltage in Yemen?

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

Utility frequency

What is the utility frequency in Yemen?

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