Which plug adaptor do I need when travelling from Botswana to Burkina Faso?

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Summary

The table below summarises the plug types, voltage and frequency of electrical current in both Botswana and Burkina Faso.

BotswanaBurkina Faso
Plug TypesD, G, MC, E
Voltage230V220V
Frequency of electrical current50Hz50Hz

Plug Adaptors

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

What type of plug does your appliance have?

Your Appliance has Plug Type D

In Burkina Faso there's more than one socket type in use. You may require more than one adaptor.

Adaptor 1 of 2

Socket Type D
(Botswana)
to Plug Type C
(Burkina Faso)

Adaptor 2 of 2

Socket Type D
(Botswana)
to Plug Type E
(Burkina Faso)

Your Appliance has Plug Type G

In Burkina Faso there's more than one socket type in use. You may require more than one adaptor.

Adaptor 1 of 2

Socket Type G
(Botswana)
to Plug Type C
(Burkina Faso)

Adaptor 2 of 2

Socket Type G
(Botswana)
to Plug Type E
(Burkina Faso)

Your Appliance has Plug Type M

In Burkina Faso there's more than one socket type in use. You may require more than one adaptor.

Adaptor 1 of 2

Socket Type M
(Botswana)
to Plug Type C
(Burkina Faso)

Adaptor 2 of 2

Socket Type M
(Botswana)
to Plug Type E
(Burkina Faso)

Considerations

Voltage

The voltages found in Botswana (230V) and Burkina Faso (220V) 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 Botswana and Burkina Faso is exactly the same (50Hz). Timing devices and appliances that use motors will function as expected under this frequency.

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