The table below summarises the plug types, voltage and frequency of electrical current in both Bolivia and Guinea-Bissau.
|Plug Types||A, C||C|
|Voltage||115V, 220V, 230V||220V|
|Frequency of electrical current||50Hz||50Hz|
In Bolivia there's more than one plug type in use.
What type of plug does your appliance have?
You will need this adaptor:
Socket Type A
(Bolivia) to Plug Type C
No adaptor needed
Guinea-Bissau uses Socket Type C, which is the same as the plug type of your appliances from Bolivia. You will not need an adaptor.
Check if your appliance is compatible with the voltage used in Guinea-Bissau
The voltage, 115V, which is present in Bolivia, is significantly different to what's used in Guinea-Bissau.
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 Guinea-Bissau (220V)?
If your appliance is not compatible with multiple voltages, you will need a transformer to adjust the voltage input when using your appliance in Guinea-Bissau.
The voltage, 230V, which is also present in Bolivia, is not exactly the same to what's used in Guinea-Bissau, but the difference is tolerable, so you should not need a transformer when using sockets with this voltage. Be sure to carefully check the voltage before using your appliance in sockets in Guinea-Bissau. You may need to ask a local, and electrician, or the local government to find out in situations when the power sockets are not labelled with their voltages.
The frequency found in Bolivia and Guinea-Bissau is exactly the same (50Hz). Timing devices and appliances that use motors will function as expected under this frequency.