Power plugs and outlets
Burkina Faso

Types of plugs and outlets used in Burkina Faso

The outlets and plugs used in Burkina Faso are C & E. Take a look at the pictures below to see what each plug and outlet type looks like.

Burkina Faso type C plug
Type C plug
Burkina Faso type E plug
Type E plug

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Voltage and frequency used in Burkina Faso

All sockets in Burkina Faso provide a standard voltage of 220V with a frequency of 50Hz.

Voltage: 220V Frequency: 50Hz

Can I use my equipment?

Depending on the type of electronic equipment and the voltage / frequency in your home country, you might need a converter.

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Can I use my equipment?

You can use all your equipment in Burkina Faso if the standard voltage in your own country is between 220V-240V. This is case in most of Europe, Australia, the United Kingdom and most countries in Africa and Asia.

If the standard voltage in your country is in the range of 100V-127V (which is most common in the US, Canada and countries in South America) you will need a voltage converter in Burkina Faso. Without a converter you might damage your electronic equipment.

The standard frequency in Burkina Faso is 50Hz.

If this frequency differs from the frequency used in your home country, please use caution when plugging in your devices. Check the small print on the device to see if the device can handle the frequency.

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