Electric Socket and Plug Outlet and Voltage Information for Rwanda

Information on Electric socket for Rwanda, Rwanda outlets and voltage advice – In Rwanda we used a 2 pronged European adapter. Officially type “C” and type “J” and “Type F” are used.

If your appliance’s plug doesn’t match the shape of these sockets, you will need a travel plug adapter in order to plug in. Travel plug adapters simply change the shape of your appliance’s plug to match whatever type of socket you need to plug into. If it’s crucial to be able to plug in no matter what, bring an adapter for both types.

Electric Socket and Plug Outlet and Voltage Information for Rwanda

But the shape of the socket is only half the story!
Electrical sockets (outlets) in the Republic of Rwanda (République du Rwanda) usually supply electricity at between 220 and 240 volts AC. If you’re plugging in an appliance that was built for 220-240 volt electrical input, or an appliance that is compatible with multiple voltages, then an adapter is all you need.
But travel plug adapters do not change the voltage, so the electricity coming through the adapter will still be the same 220-240 volts the socket is supplying. North American sockets supply electricity at between 110 and 120 volts, far lower than in most of the rest of the world. Consequently, North American appliances are generally built for 110-120 volts.
But that doesn’t mean that your specific appliance isn’t already compatible with the higher voltage — it may very well be.

1 Comment

  1. Anonymous on 2nd April 2014 at 10:15 am

    I am going to be working on a missionary project in Rwanda and will be needing to find a supplier for wire, boxes, outlets, and light fixtures. Could anyone help me with this? Steve