If you are taking your equipment to Mauritius, you will need to know about the electrical system in the Country as both the electrical current and the plug outlets may be different from those of your home country. So what do you need to know in advance to use your appliances in Mauritius?
The Electricity in Mauritius:
- Mauritius standard voltage is : 230 V
- The Mauritius standard frequency is : 50 HZ
- Mauritius power plugs types are : C and G
Electrical plug socket in Mauritius:
There are two associated types of electrical outlets in Mauritius, one accepts two rounds pins (Type C), is also known as the standard Euro plug. This plug socket also works with the plug type E and the plug type F.
And the other takes plugs with three rectangular pins in a triangular pattern (Type C). Is of a British origin, and this plug only works with plug G.
Electrical Current in Mauritius :
In Mauritius, the standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz. For that, you can use your equipment in Mauritius if the standard voltage in your country is in between 220V and 240 V which is common in the Europe, United Kingdom, the most of Asia and Africa also in Australia.
Otherwise, if the standard voltage in your country is in the range of 100 V and 127 V as is in the United State of America, Canada, and most South American countries, you will need a voltage converter in Mauritius.
But if the standard frequency is different than the frequency in your home country we do not recommend to use your appliances in Mauritius. In another hand, if the voltage is the same (230V) it is possible to use your equipment for a short time at your own risk.
The transformer and converter in Mauritius :
The standard voltage can differ from one country to another, you may need to use a voltage converter or transformer when you are in Mauritius. But if the frequency is different, the normal operation of an electrical appliance may also be affected.
The most voltage converters and transformers come supplied with plug adaptors, so you may not need to buy a separate travel adaptor.
If you are from the United Kingdom:
You will need the travel adapter for travel from the United Kingdom to Mauritius. Because In Mauritius, the people are using multi plugs and plug sockets that are not compatible with plugs from the United Kingdom!
Mauritius uses plugs of type C and G. The plug sockets of type G, is common in the United Kingdom, are only partially used in Mauritius.
The voltage is the same as the 230 volts in the United Kingdom. It means that you can use all your electrical appliances without any problems.
The frequency in Mauritius is like in the United Kingdom. So that’s why it is safe to use all your electric appliances in Mauritius.