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

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

South AfricaFrance
Plug TypesME
Voltage220V, 230V230V
Frequency of electrical current50Hz50Hz

Plug Adaptors

South Africa uses Plug Type M.

Your Appliance has Plug Type M

You will need this adaptor:

Socket Type M
(South Africa)
to Plug Type E



The voltages found in South Africa (220V and 230V) are the same as those found in France. As there are multiple voltages present, care should be taken to ensure your appliance is compatible with the power outlet you are using.

Good to know

Frequency of Electrical Current

The frequency found in South Africa 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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