Which plug adaptor do I need when travelling from Benin to France?

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The table below summarises the plug types, voltage and frequency of electrical current in both Benin and France.

Plug TypesEE
Frequency of electrical current50Hz50Hz

Plug Adaptors

Benin uses Plug Type E.

Your Appliance has Plug Type E

No adaptor needed

France uses Socket Type E, which is the same as the plug type of your appliances from Benin. You will not need an adaptor.



The voltages found in Benin (220V) and France (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 Benin and France is exactly the same (50Hz). Timing devices and appliances that use motors will function as expected under this frequency.

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