Before you plan to travel to another country, it can be useful to know in advance if you will be able to use your devices that you are bringing along with you or not. And without knowing which wall socket is being used you may bring the wrong power adaptor. In this article, we will tell you exactly what you will need in advance to charge your appliances in Madagascar during your trip.
The Electricity in Madagascar:
- Madagascar standard voltage is :127/120 V
- Madagascar standard frequency : 50 HZ
- Madagascar power Plug Types :C, D, E, J and K.
The power plugs and sockets in Madagascar:
For Madagascar, there are five associated plug types: the type C, D, E, J, and the type K. Check the following pictures :
Type C: This plug socket is also known as the standard Euro plug. This plug socket also works with the plug type E and plug F.
Type D: Is mainly used in India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and some African Countries. Is only works with plug type D.
Type E: This plug type is of French Origin. And this plug socket also works with the plug C and with the plug F if it has an additional pinhole.
Type J: Is mainly used in Liechtenstein and Switzerland. This plug socket also works with the plug C. But the plug N will not work.
Type K: This plug type is of Danish origin. And this plug socket also works with the plug type C, plug E, and plug F.
The voltage and frequency in Madagascar:
- Be Careful! In Madagascar, more than one voltage is being used 127 / 220 V, and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.
And it can depend on the region, the city or even the hotel which voltage you will come across. Your devices work on 120 V. You must check locally if you can use your appliances! You cannot use your appliances if the local voltage is up to the maximum voltage of your appliances
Also if the local voltage is less than that in your own country, you need a voltage converter as well. But then some say you can carefully try to use your appliances in Madagascar without a converter. The most likely they won’t be damaged, but may not function optimally. And if you don’t want to take any chances, use a converter.
In the other hand, if the frequency in Madagascar (50 Hz) differs from the one in your country, it is not recommended you to use your appliances.
Madagascar travel adapter:
The Madagascar is a popular tourist destination in Africa, is uses a several different type of adapter plugs.
So if you are traveling with a grounded United States dual/multi-voltage appliance or using a grounded converter you will need to use a grounded adaptor plug. The grounded United States plug has two flat blades and one round pin. You need to check to make sure your appliance is Dual Voltage before you travel. But if your appliance is NOT Dual Voltage you will need a converter to use your appliance Madagascar.
For travelers From the United States of America:
- The appliances with plug A don’t fit socket C, D, E, J, or K.
- The appliances with plug B don’t fit socket C, D, E, J, or K.
- You will need a travel adapter in Madagascar when you living in the United States of America.
- You also may need a voltage converter.
- Be more careful with certain appliances because of the difference in frequency.