Are you planning to visit Madagascar? Select your country of residence to check automatically if you need a power plug adapter or voltage converter in Madagascar.
Electricity in Madagascar
In Madagascar the power plugs and sockets are of type C, D, E, J and K. The standard voltage is 127 / 220 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.
Which power plugs and sockets in Madagascar?
In Madagascar the power plugs and sockets are of type C, D, E, J and K. Check out the following pictures.
- Type C: also known as the standard "Euro" plug. This socket also works with plug E and plug F.
- Type D: mainly used in India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, and some African countries. This socket only works with plug D.
- 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.
- Type J: mainly used in Switzerland and Liechtenstein. This socket also works with plug C. But plug N will NOT work.
- Type K: this type is of Danish origin. This socket also works with plug C, plug E and plug F.
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What voltage and frequency in Madagascar?
In Madagascar the standard voltage is 127 / 220 V and the frequency is 50 Hz. Watch out! In Madagascar more than one voltage is being used (127 / 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 Madagascar 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 Madagascar (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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