Last updated: 1 July 2023
What type of plugs and sockets are used in Burkina Faso?
When you are going on a trip to Burkina Faso, be sure to pack the appropriate travel plug adapter that fits the local sockets. But what do those electrical outlets look like? In Burkina Faso, 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. Burkina Faso 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 Burkina Faso?
Just like in many former French colonies, the voltage in Burkina Faso is 220 volts and the frequency is 50 Hz.