You are packing to travel to Malawi, it is useful to know in advance if you will be able to use your devices that you are bringing along with you. Without knowing which wall socket is being used you may bring the wrong power adaptor. Because the multi-voltages and sockets can often be perplexing when planning on traveling to another country. This article tells you exactly what you will need in advance to charge your electronics in Malawi during your trip.
The Electricity in Malawi:
- Malawi Standard voltage is : 230 V
- Malawi standard frequency : 50 HZ
- Malawi power Plug Types : G
The power plugs and sockets in Malawi
For Malawi, there is one associated plug type: the plug type G. Check the following picture:
Type G: Is the plug that has three rectangular pins in a triangular pattern, is a type of a British origin. And this plug socket only works with plug G.
The voltage and frequency in Malawi
- The all sockets in Malawi provide a standard voltage of 230V with a standard frequency of 50Hz.
You will use all your appliances in Malawi if the standard voltage in your own country is the range of 220V-240V. And this is the case in Europe, the United Kingdom and most countries in Africa, Asia, and Australia.
In other hands, if the standard voltage in your country is between 100V and 127V, which is most common in the United State, Canada and countries in South America, you will need a voltage converter in Malawi.
But if the standard frequency is different than the frequency in your home country we do not recommend to use your appliances in Malawi.
The travel adapter in Malawi
To make sure, that you can use your personal electrical appliances safely when you are in Malawi, you will need to consider what to take with you. It includes the use of a travel adapter, which is a device that simply allows you to plug any UK electrical appliance into a foreign electrical socket. Please note that it does not convert the voltage or frequency.
If you are travel from the United Kingdom to Malawi
You do not need a travel adapter (plug adapter) for a trip from the United Kingdom to Malawi. The people in Malawi are using the same plugs and plug sockets as in the United Kingdom.
Malawi uses plugs of type G. And as these are the same types of plugs used in the United Kingdom, you do not need a travel adapter in Malawi.
The voltage is like the voltage in the United Kingdom (230V). It means that you can use all your electrical appliances without any problems.
The frequency is the same as in the United Kingdom. And that’s why it is safe to use all your electric appliances in Malawi.