Power plugs and sockets used in Tanzania


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



Electricity in Tanzania

In Tanzania they use the following plug and sockets types:

  • Type D
  • Type G
The voltage is 230V and the standard frequency is 50Hz.


Power plugs and sockets Tanzania

The sockets and plugs used in Tanzania are D, G. 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 Tanzania

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Voltage and frequency used in Tanzania

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

You can use all your equipment in Tanzania 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 Tanzania. 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.



The standard frequency in Tanzania is 50Hz . If this frequency is different than the frequency in your home country we do not recommend to use your electronic equipment in Tanzania. But if the voltage is the same (230Hz) 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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