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Do I need a travel adapter for a trip to the Democratic Republic of the Congo?

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

Democratic Republic of the Congo und United Kingdom compared
Flag: United Kingdom
United Kingdom
GOutlets of type GOutlets
230 VoltVoltage
50 HertzFrequency
Flag: Democratic Republic of the Congo
Democratic Republic of the Congo
COutlets of type CDOutlets of type DEOutlets of type EOutlets
220 VoltVoltage
50 HertzFrequency
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Country information

About the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Flag: About the Democratic Republic of the Congo

The Democratic Republic of the Congo is a country in Africa (Middle Africa) with about 79.4 Millionen inhabitants on an area of almost 2.3 Millionen km². The capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo is Kinshasa (9.5 Millionen inhabitants).

People in the country are mainly speaking French, Lingala and Kongo.

The neighbors of the Democratic Republic of the Congo are Angola, Burundi, the Central African Republic, the Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.

TLD: .cdCurrency: Country calling code: +243Country Code : CD
Power sockets

Which types of plugs are used in the Democratic Republic of the Congo?

The Democratic Republic of the Congo uses plugs of type C, D and E. Plug sockets of type G, which are common in the United Kingdom, are not in use in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Mains voltage

What is the Electricity Voltage in the Democratic Republic of the Congo?

The voltage in the Democratic Republic of the Congo 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 the Democratic Republic of the Congo, you should either not use your device there, or buy a voltage converter before departing.

Utility frequency

What is the utility frequency in the Democratic Republic of the Congo?

The utility frequency in the Democratic Republic of the Congo 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 the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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