You want to go to the Zambia country, and you do not know what power outlet is required. Because of the multi-voltages and plugs in all the world, you will be confusing. We will try to guide you with electrical outlets models for Zambia.
So what you need to know about the using your devices in Zambia?
The regional electricity system in Zambia is setup to support the following:
- The standard voltage of 230 V.
- Standard frequency of 50 HZ.
- The plug types C, D, and G.
The adaptors for the Zambia Electric Plug:
There are three associated types of electrical outlets in Zambia. One accepts two round prongs (Type C), is also known as the standard Euro plug. And this plug socket also works with plug E and Plug F.
While the other take plugs with three round pins in a triangular pattern (Type D), this type is mainly used in India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and some African countries. This plug socket only works with plug D.
And the other is the plug (Type G) which has three rectangular pins in a triangular pattern. This plug type is of a British origin, but this plug socket only works with plug G.
The voltage Requirements:
The standard voltage in Zambia is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz. So you can use your electric appliances in Zambia if the standard voltage in your country is the range of 220 V and 240 V as is in Europe, Australia and most of Asia and Africa also in the United Kingdom.
In other hands, if the standard voltage in your country is between 100 V – 127 V which common in the United State, Canada, and most South American countries, you will need a voltage converter in Zambia.
But if the frequency is different than the frequency in your home country we do not recommend to use your equipment in Zambia. And if the voltage is the same it is possible to use your equipment for a short time (AT YOUR OWN RISK).
The Zambia converter and transformer:
The electricity in Zambia is 230 Volts, alternating at 50 cycles per second. But if you travel to Zambia with equipment that does not accept 230 Volts at 50 Hertz, you will need a voltage converter.
The dual voltage rated appliance will display ‘INPUT: 110-240V’ on the back of the appliance or its power supply. It means that you will not need a converter or transformer but just a travel adaptor, because the supply voltage in Zambia is a 230V, which is within the 110-240V range that the dual voltage appliance operates on.
Do you need a travel adapter for a trip to Zambia?
Yes, you will need a travel adapter for a trip from the United Kingdom to Zambia. The people in Zambia are using multi plugs and plug sockets that are not compatible with plugs from the United Kingdom!
Zambia uses plugs of type C, D and G. And plug sockets of type G, which are common in the United Kingdom, are only partially used in Zambia.
The voltage is similar to the 230 volts in the United Kingdom. It means that you can use all your equipment 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 Zambia.