Power plugs and outlets used in Congo


Are you visiting Congo and you need to know if you need any adapter or converter for the power plugs and power outlets used in Congo? Please select from which country you are to see if you need any adapters and/or converters in Congo.



Electricity in Congo

In Congo they use the following plug and outlet types:

  • Type C
  • Type E
The voltage is 230V and the standard frequency is 50Hz.


Power plugs and outlets Congo

The outlets and plugs used in Congo are C, E.. You can take a look at the pictures below to see how each plug and socket type looks.

Congo power plug outlet type C Congo power plug outlet type E

Are the power plugs and sockets different from your home country? Click on the link below for a universal power plug adapter for Congo.

Click for Congo power plug adapter

Voltage and frequency used in Congo

All sockets in Congo provide a standard voltage of 230V with a frequency of 50Hz.

You can use all your equipment in Congo if the standard voltage in your own country is between 220V-240V. This is mostly the case in Europe, Australia, 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 Congo. Without a converter you will damage you electronic equipment.

Voltage converters are available trough the links below, you can also choose for a plug adapter and voltage converter in one device.

Click for Voltage converter

The standard frequency in Congo is 50Hz. If this frequency is different than the frequency in your home country we do not recommend to use your electronic equipment in Congo. But if the voltage is the same (230V) it is possible to use your equipment for a short time (AT YOUR OWN RISK). This especially applies to any moving, rotating or time related appliances.

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