Last updated: 16 March 2021

What type of plugs and sockets are used in Western Sahara?

When you are going on a trip to the Western Sahara, be sure to pack the appropriate travel plug adapter that fits the local sockets. But what do those electrical outlets look like? In Western Sahara, types C and E are used. Since type F plugs are identical to type E plugs, they can also be used with type E sockets. Western Sahara uses the same plugs and receptacles as neighbouring Morocco, since 80% of its territory is occupied and administered by that country.




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 Western Sahara?

Just like in many other African countries, the voltage in Western Sahara is 220 volts and the frequency is 50 Hz.

220 V ~ 50 Hz



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