French Polynesia

Are you planning to visit French Polynesia? Check if you need a power plug adapter or voltage converter for the power sockets (outlets) used in French Polynesia.

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Electricity in French Polynesia

In French Polynesia the power sockets are of type A, B and E. The standard voltage is 110 / 220 V and the standard frequency is 60 / 50 Hz.

Below you find pictures of the applied power sockets and corresponding plugs. And we provide more information about the voltage and frequency.

Which power plugs and sockets in French Polynesia?

In French Polynesia the power sockets used are of type A, B and E. Check out the following pictures.

Your need for a power plug adapter depends on the power plugs used in your own country. For more specific information, select your country of residence at the top of this page.

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.

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What voltage and frequency in French Polynesia?

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. So please check locally if you can use your appliances! 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 find voltage converters at Amazon. 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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