Power plugs and sockets used in South Africa


Are you visiting South Africa and you need to know if you need any adapter or convertor for the power plugs and power sockets used in South Africa? Please select from which country you are to see if you need any adapters and or convertors in South Africa.



Electricity in South Africa

In South Africa they use the following plug and sockets types: Type C, Type D, Type M, Type N. The voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz


Power plugs and sockets South Africa

The sockets and plugs used in South Africa are Type C, Type D, Type M, Type N you can take a look at the pictures below to see how each plug and socket type looks.




Are the power plugs and sockets different from your home country click on the link below for a universal power plug adapter for South Africa

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Voltage and frequency used in South Africa

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

You can use all your equipment in South Africa if the standard voltage in your own country is between 220 - 240 V. 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 100 - 127 V (which is most common in the US, Canada and countries in South America) you will need a voltage convertor in South Africa. Without a convertor you will damage you electronical equipment.

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





The standard frequency in South Africa is 50 Hz . Is this frequency is different than the usually frequency in your home cpowerountry we do not recommend to use your electronical equipment in South Africa. But if the voltage is the same (230 V) it is possible to use your equipment for a short time (AT YOUR OWN RISK). This specially applies on any moving, rotating or time related appliances.

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