The table below summarises the plug types, voltage and frequency of electrical current in both Benin and Canada.
|Plug Types||E||A, B|
|Frequency of electrical current||50Hz||60Hz|
Benin uses Plug Type E.
The voltages found in Benin and Canada are significantly different.
Some appliances are compatible with multiple voltages. To find out if your appliance is one of them, check the appliance label and/or instruction booklet.
Is your appliance compatible with the voltage used in Canada (120V)?
If your appliance is not compatible with multiple voltages, you will need a transformer to adjust the voltage input when using your appliance in Canada.
The frequency of electrical current found in Benin (50Hz) differs to that found in Canada (60Hz).
Most equipment is not affected by differences in frequencies. Some exceptions are: