Last update: 22 January 2019

What type of plugs and sockets are used in Benin?


In Benin, plug and socket 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.

Type C

  • commonly used in Europe, South America & Asia (for a full list, click here)
  • 2 pins
  • not grounded
  • 2.5 A
  • almost always 220 – 240 V
  • socket compatible with plug type C

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Type E

  • primarily used in France, Belgium, Poland, Slovakia & Czechia (for a full list, click here)
  • 2 pins
  • grounded
  • 16 A
  • 220 – 240 V
  • socket compatible with plug types C, E & F

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What is the mains voltage in Benin?

Just like many former French colonies, the voltage in Benin is 220 volts and the frequency is 50 Hz.

220 V ~ 50 Hz

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