If you are planning for a travel to Burkina Faso and want to take with you your appliances to Burkina Faso, you might need to know about the electrical system in the Country as both the electrical current and the plug outlets because it can be different from those of your home country.
General information about the electricity in Burkina Faso:
⦁ The Burkina Faso operates on a 220V supply voltage and frequency 50Hz.
⦁ There are two associated plug types: the type C and the type E. You can check out the following pictures:
And when you living in the United States of America, you will need a power plug adapter for the sockets type C and E.
⦁ Your devices with the plug A don’t fit socket C or E.
⦁ Your devices with the plug B don’t fit socket C or E.
The plug type C is also known as the standard Euro plug, the plug type E and F can fit in the plug socket C. And
the plug type E is a type of French origin, and this socket works with the plug C and with the plug F if it has an
Info Voltage and frequency Burkina Faso :
The standard voltage in Burkina Faso is 220 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz. If the standard voltage in your country is in between 220 V- 240 V which is common in the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia and most of Asia and Africa, then you can use your electric appliances in Burkina Faso.
Please take in consideration that if the standard voltage in your country is in the range of 100 V – 127 V as is in the United States, Canada and most South American countries, you will need a voltage converter in Burkina Faso. But if the standard voltage is different from that in your home country it is not good for you to use your appliances in Burkina Faso.
Burkina Faso Travel Adapters:
Before you began your trip it is useful to know what to take with you, to make sure that you can use your equipments safely while you are in Burkina Faso. The important thing is the travel adapter which is a device that allows you to plug any electrical appliance into a foreign electrical plug socket.
If you are from the United States and travelling to the Burkina Faso:
You will not use your electric equipments in Burkina Faso without a voltage converter, because the standard voltage in Burkina Faso (220 V) is higher than in the United States of America (120 V).
You might need a voltage converter in Burkina Faso, when living in the United States of America! Because you can seriously damage your appliances.
The frequency in Burkina Faso 50 Hz differs from the frequency in the United States of America (60 Hz). So you should use a voltage converter which also changes the frequency. But if your converter cannot change the frequency, be careful when using your appliance.