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Do I need a travel adapter for a trip to Equatorial Guinea?

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

Equatorial Guinea und United States compared
Flag: United States
United States
AOutlets of type ABOutlets of type BOutlets
120 VoltVoltage
60 HertzFrequency
Flag: Equatorial Guinea
Equatorial Guinea
COutlets of type CEOutlets of type EOutlets
220 VoltVoltage
50 HertzFrequency
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Country information

About Equatorial Guinea

Flag: About Equatorial Guinea

Equatorial Guinea is a country in Africa (Middle Africa) with about 741 000 inhabitants on an area of almost 28 000 km². The capital of Equatorial Guinea is Malabo (156 000 inhabitants).

People in the country are mainly speaking Spanish and French.

The neighbors of Equatorial Guinea are Cameroon and Gabon.

TLD: .gqCurrency: XAFCountry calling code: +240Country Code : GQ
Power sockets

Which types of electrical outlets are used in Equatorial Guinea?

Equatorial Guinea uses electrical outlets of type C and E. Electrical outlets of type A and B, which are common in the United States, are not in use in Equatorial Guinea.

Mains voltage

What is the Electricity Voltage in Equatorial Guinea?

The voltage in Equatorial Guinea is 220 volts.

The voltage, therefore, is higher than the 120 volts in the United States. This difference means that you have to be cautious when using electrical devices purchased in the United States:

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

Utility frequency

What is the utility frequency in Equatorial Guinea?

The utility frequency in Equatorial Guinea is 50 Hertz.

The frequency, therefore, is lower than the 60 Hertz in use in the United States. 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 Equatorial Guinea, 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 Equatorial Guinea, you should not use the device!

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