Are you planning to visit South Africa? Check if you need a power plug adapter or voltage converter for the power sockets (outlets) used in South Africa.
- You need a power plug adapter in South Africa, when living in Bulgaria.
Below you find pictures of the applied power sockets and corresponding plugs. And we provide more information about the voltage and frequency.
Electricity in South Africa
In South Africa the power plug sockets are of type D, M and N. The standard voltage is 230 V and the frequency is 50 Hz.
Power plug adapter needed in South Africa?
In South Africa the power plug sockets are of type D, M and N. Check out the following pictures. When living in Bulgaria you need a power plug adapter for sockets type D, M and N.
- Your appliances with plug C don't fit socket D or M.
- Your appliances with plug F don't fit socket D, M or N.
Buy a power plug (travel) adapter
We don't sell power plug adapters. We refer you to Amazon, where you will find a great selection of travel adapters.
You can also check the map to see the use of different plugs and sockets in the world.
Voltage converter needed in South Africa?
In South Africa the standard voltage is 230 V and the frequency is 50 Hz. You can use your electric appliances in South Africa, because the standard voltage (230 V) is the same as in Bulgaria. So you don't need a voltage converter in South Africa, when living in Bulgaria.
To be sure, check the label on the appliance. Some appliances never need a converter. If the label states 'INPUT: 100-240V, 50/60 Hz' the appliance can be used in all countries in the world. This is common for chargers of tablets/laptops, photo cameras, cell phones, toothbrushes, etc.
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