Last updated: 6 August 2020

What type of plugs and sockets are used in the Central African Republic?

In the Central African Republic, 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. The Central African Republic has standardized on the same plugs and receptacles as France, just like almost all other former French colonies.




Type E

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Type C

  • 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
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What is the mains voltage in the Central African Republic?

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

220 V ~ 50 Hz



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