Which plug adaptor do I need when travelling from Pakistan to Nigeria?

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

Plug TypesC, DD, G
Frequency of electrical current60Hz50Hz

Plug Adaptors

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

What type of plug does your appliance have?

Your Appliance has Plug Type C

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

Adaptor 1 of 2

Socket Type C
to Plug Type D

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from 2.57 AUD

Adaptor 2 of 2

Socket Type C
to Plug Type G

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from 26.13 AUD

Your Appliance has Plug Type D

In Nigeria there's more than one socket type in use.

You will need this adaptor:

Socket Type D
to Plug Type G

Nigeria also uses Socket Type D, which is used in Pakistan. If using an appliance that has a Type D Plug in the Type D Sockets of Nigeria, you will not need an adaptor.



The voltages found in Pakistan (220V) and Nigeria (240V) are not exactly the same, but the difference is tolerable, so you should not need a transformer.

Frequency of Electrical Current

The frequency of electrical current found in Pakistan (60Hz) differs to that found in Nigeria (50Hz).

Most equipment is not affected by differences in frequencies. Some exceptions are:

  • Electric clocks: Some electric clocks use the frequency of electrical current to measure time. If the clock is designed for one frequency, but used with another, time shifts could be experienced.
  • Appliances using motors: If there is a motor load associated with an appliance, the frequency governs the speed in revolutions of the motor. This could mean that the motor will spin faster, or slower than intended and could have a detrimental effect in the appliance's operation. This is of particular concern in power tools and other machinery that uses motors, so if you must use these, you should seek access to a frequency converter.

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