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

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

BeninSouth Africa
Plug TypesEM
Voltage220V220V, 230V
Frequency of electrical current50Hz50Hz

Plug Adaptors

Benin uses Plug Type E.

Your Appliance has Plug Type E

You will need this adaptor:

Socket Type E
to Plug Type M
(South Africa)

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

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Frequency of Electrical Current

The frequency found in Benin 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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