Which plug adaptor do I need when travelling from Austria to South Africa?

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Summary

The table below summarises the plug types, voltage and frequency of electrical current in both Austria and South Africa.

AustriaSouth Africa
Plug TypesC, FM
Voltage230V220V, 230V
Frequency of electrical current50Hz50Hz

Plug Adaptors

In Austria there's more than one plug type in use.

What type of plug does your appliance have?

Your Appliance has Plug Type C

You will need this adaptor:

Socket Type C
(Austria)
to Plug Type M
(South Africa)

Your Appliance has Plug Type F

You will need this adaptor:

Socket Type F
(Austria)
to Plug Type M
(South Africa)

Considerations

Voltage

The voltages found in Austria (230V) and South Africa (220V and 230V) are not exactly the same, but the difference is tolerable, so you should not need a transformer.

Good to know

Frequency of Electrical Current

The frequency found in Austria and South Africa is exactly the same (50Hz). Timing devices and appliances that use motors will function as expected under this frequency.

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