You are planning to travel to Botswana, and you will be wondering if your equipment will work when you are there or not because of the differences of voltages and sockets in all world, We will cover all the different Botswana’s power Plug type, power voltage, and some information about the travel adapter.
The Electricity In Botswana :
- Botswana wall Outlet Voltage : 230V
- Botswana standard frequency : 50 HZ
- Botswana power Plug Types : D,G and M
The power plugs and sockets in Botswana
The power plugs and sockets in Botswana are of type D,G and M. Check out the following pictures:
Type D: Is the plug which has three round pins in a triangular pattern, mainly used in India, Sri Lanka, the some of African countries and Nepal, and this socket only works with plug D.
Type G: Is the plug which has three rectangular pins in a triangular pattern, this type is of a British origin. This plug socket only works with plug G.
Type M: Is looks like the plug D, but with a larger pins. This plug socket only works with plug M.
The voltage and frequency in Botswana
The standard voltage in Botswana is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz. If the standard voltage in your country is in the range of 220V and 240 V as is in the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia and most of Asia and Africa, you can use your equipment in Botswana.
Otherwise, if the standard voltage in your country is in the between 100 V and 127 V as is in Canada, the United State of America and most South American countries, you will need a voltage converter in Botswana.
But if the frequency in Botswana differs from the one in your home country, it is not advised to use your appliances. But if there is no voltage difference, you could try to use the appliance for a short time at your own risk.
The travel adapter in Botswana
You need to know what to pack, to make sure you can use your personal electrical appliances safely whilst abroad. And this normally includes the use of a travel adapter, which is a device that simply allows you to plug the any of UK electrical appliance into a foreign electrical socket.
In Botswana, there are two associated plug types the types D, G and M, and operates on a 230V supply voltage and 50Hz.
If you are from the United Kingdom:
You will need a travel adapter for a trip from the United Kingdom to Botswana. In Botswana, the people are using multi plugs and plug sockets that are not compatible with plugs from the United Kingdom!
Botswana uses plugs of type D, G and M. The plug sockets of type G is common in the United Kingdom, are only partially used in Botswana.
The voltage is the same ( 230 volts) as in the United Kingdom. It means that you can use all your electrical appliances without any problems.
The frequency is the same as in the United Kingdom. So it is safe to use all your electric appliances in Botswana.