Which Power Plugs to Use in Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria?

Plugs C, E, F

Power Plugs and Sockets of Morocco

In Morocco, the standard voltage is 220 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.

The power sockets in Morocco are of type C and E.

– A Plug type C is the plug which has two round pins

– A Plug type E is the plug which has two round pins and a hole for the socket’s male earthing pin

Power Plugs and Sockets of Tunisia

In Tunisia, the standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.

The power sockets in Tunisia are of type C and E.

– A Plug type C is the plug which has two round pins

– A Plug type E is the plug which has two round pins and a hole for the socket’s male earthing pin

Power Plugs and Sockets of Algeria

In Algeria, the standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.

The power sockets in Algeria are of type C and F.

– A Plug type C is the plug which has two round pins

– A Plug type F is the plug which has two round pins and a hole for the socket’s male earthing pin

Do I Need a Plug Adapter?

Plugs C, E, F
Plugs C, E, F

Check the power sockets in the country you will be visiting. (Type C and E for Morocco and Tunisia; Type C and F for Algeria). The above picture is what these power sockets look like.

If your appliance’s plug doesn’t match the shape of these sockets, you will need a travel plug adapter in order to plug in. Travel plug adapters simply change the shape of your appliance’s plug to match the type of socket you need to plug into.

Can I Use My Electric Appliances in Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria?

Checking the Standard Voltage: The standard voltage in Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria falls within the 220 –  240 V category. You can use your electric appliances in these countries if the standard voltage in your country is also within the 220 – 240 V category (as is in the UK, Europe, Australia and most of Asia and Africa). However, if the standard voltage in your country is within the 100 V – 127 V range (as is in the US, Canada and most South American countries), then you will need to use a voltage converter.

Checking the Frequency: The frequencies in Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria are 50 Hz. If the frequency in your country differs from 50 Hz, then you should not attempt to use your electric appliances. However, if there is no voltage difference, then you may use your appliance at your own risk. We would recommend being cautious and only using the appliance for a short time.

Checking the Appliance Label: The best thing to do is to check the label on your electric appliance. There are some appliances which can be used internationally without needing a converter. These kinds of appliances have a label reading ‘INPUT: 100-240V, 50/60 Hz’ the appliance can be used in all countries in the world. This is common for appliances such as tablets/laptops chargers, photo cameras, cellular phones, electric toothbrushes, etc.

More Info on Plugs in Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria

Visit World Power Plugs for more information on power plugs and sockets used in Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria.

About the author

Joshua Mok is a cultural enthusiast and adventurer who can speak 6 different languages. Joshua currently lives in Tunisia and has firsthand experience with the language, people, and culture of North Africa. At Mosaic North Africa, Joshua is combining his business marketing expertise with his passion for travel to help others discover and enjoy the cultural and historical beauties of Tunisia, Morocco and Algeria.

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