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

Yes, you need a travel adapter (plug adapter) for a trip from the United Kingdom to Benin. In Benin, people are using different plugs and plug sockets that are not compatible with plugs from the United Kingdom!

Benin und United Kingdom compared
Flag: United Kingdom
United Kingdom
GOutlets of type GOutlets
230 VoltVoltage
50 HertzFrequency
Flag: Benin
Benin
COutlets of type CEOutlets of type EOutlets
220 VoltVoltage
50 HertzFrequency
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Country information

About Benin

Flag: About Benin

Benin is a country in Africa (Western Africa) with about 10.4 Millionen inhabitants on an area of almost 113 000 km². The capital of Benin is Porto-Novo (234 000 inhabitants).

People in the country are mainly speaking French.

The neighbors of Benin are Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria and Togo.

TLD: .bjCurrency: XOFCountry calling code: +229Country Code : BJ
Power sockets

Which types of plugs are used in Benin?

Benin uses plugs of type C and E. Plug sockets of type G, which are common in the United Kingdom, are not in use in Benin.

Mains voltage

What is the Electricity Voltage in Benin?

The voltage in Benin is 220 volts.

The voltage, therefore, is lower than the 230 volts in the United Kingdom. This difference means that you have to be cautious when using electrical devices purchased in the United Kingdom:

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

Utility frequency

What is the utility frequency in Benin?

The utility frequency in Benin is 50 Hertz.

The frequency, therefore, is the same as in the United Kingdom. That's why it is safe to use all your electric appliances in Benin.

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