Are you planning to visit French Polynesia? Select your country of residence to check automatically if you need a power plug adapter or voltage converter in French Polynesia.
Electricity in French Polynesia
In French Polynesia the power plugs and sockets are of type A, B and E. The standard voltage is 110 / 220 V and the standard frequency is 60 / 50 Hz.
Which power plugs and sockets in French Polynesia?
In French Polynesia the power plugs and sockets are of type A, B and E. Check out the following pictures.
- Type A: mainly used in North and Central America, China and Japan. This socket only works with plug A.
- Type B: like type A but with an extra prong for grounding. This socket also works with plug A.
- Type E: this type is of French origin. This socket also works with plug C and with plug F if it has an additional pinhole.
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What voltage and frequency in French Polynesia?
In French Polynesia the standard voltage is 110 / 220 V and the frequency is 60 / 50 Hz. Watch out! In French Polynesia more than one voltage is being used (110 / 220 V). It can depend on the region, the city or even the hotel which voltage you will come across. You cannot use your appliances if the local voltage exceeds the maximum voltage of your appliances. You will need a voltage converter!
If the local voltage is less than that in your own country, you need a voltage converter as well. Some say you can carefully try to use your appliances in French Polynesia without a converter. Most likely they won't be damaged, but may not function optimally. If you don't want to take any chances, use a converter. You can also consider a combined power plug adapter/voltage converter.
If the frequency in French Polynesia (60 / 50 Hz) differs from the one in your country, it is not advised to use your appliances. But if there is no voltage difference, you could (at your own risk) try to use the appliance for a short time. Be especially careful with moving, rotating and time related appliances like clocks, shavers and electric fan heaters.
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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