You thinking to travel to Cameroon, and you have a doubt if your appliances will work when you are there or not! Because of the multi plugs and voltages in the all the world can makes you confusing.
The electricity voltage frequency in Cameron is setup to support the following:
- The standard voltage of 220 V.
- Standard frequency of 50 HZ.
- The electric plugs types of C and E.
The Type Plug IN Cameron :
There are two associated plug types in Cameroon, the types C and E, the plug type C has two round pins, is known as the standard Euro plug. And this plug socket also works with the plug type E and the plug type F.
The second is the type E, this type is from French. Also this socket can work with the plug C and the plug F if it has an additional pinhole.
Cameroon voltage Requirements:
The standard voltage in Cameroon is 220 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz. Then you can use your electric appliances in Cameroon, if the standard voltage in your country is the range of 220 V and 240 V as is in
the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia and most of Asia and Africa.
In the other hand, if the standard voltage in your country is between 100 V and 127 V which is common in the Canada, the most South American countries and the United States of America, you need a voltage converter in
Cameroon. But if the standard frequency in Cameroon (50 Hz) differs from the one in your home country, it is not
useful to use your equipments.
The converter and transformer in Cameroon:
If you are planning on traveling to Cameroon with some of your personal electronic appliances, you might not be able to use them unless they are designed for 220v electrical current. If you are going to Cameroon, be prepared for 220v by bringing dual-voltage appliances. So if an electronic device is dual-voltage, it means that it accepts both 110v and 220v electrical current.
The Cameroon also uses two different types of electrical plugs. The one of them is the American style plug that you are probably used to. Other type of plug is also used in Cameroon, with three cylindrical prongs.
If you are travelling from United Kingdom to Cameroon:
You will need a travel plug adapter for a trip from the United Kingdom to Cameroon. The people in Cameroon are using a multi plugs and sockets that are not compatible with plugs from the United Kingdom!
Cameroon uses plugs of type C and E. The plug sockets of type G, which are common in the United Kingdom, are not in use in Cameroon.
Standard voltage in Cameroon is 220 volts.
The voltage is lower than the 230 volts in the United Kingdom. So this difference means that you have to be careful when you are using electrical devices in the United Kingdom.
The standard frequency in Cameroon is 50 Hertz.
The frequency is the same as in the United Kingdom. And that’s why it is safe to use all your electric appliances in Cameroon.