Last updated: 12 March 2021
What type of plugs and sockets are used in Benin?
When you are going on a trip to Benin, be sure to pack the appropriate travel plug adapter that fits the local sockets. But what do those electrical outlets look like? In Benin, types C and E are the official standards. Since type F plugs are identical to type E plugs, they can also be used with type E sockets. Benin has standardized on the same plugs and receptacles as France, just like almost all other former French colonies.
- commonly used in Europe, South America & Asia
- 2 pins
- not grounded
- 2.5 A, 10 A & 16 A
- almost always 220 – 240 V
- socket compatible with plug type C
What is the mains voltage in Benin?
Just like in many former French colonies, the voltage in Benin is 220 volts and the frequency is 50 Hz.