travelling you need to know not only the type of electric plug and
socket in your destination but also the voltage of the electric power,
the frequency (Hertz) and any special requirements like fuses or earth
connections that may interfere with the use of your equipment.
remember that simple adapters do not convert voltage or frequency, and
incorrect use may not only keep you from using your equipment but also
damage it or even cause personal injuries. Using a plug adapter just
changes the shape of the prongs.
Countries with different
voltages and frequencies may use similar plugs, so check to need if you
need a power converter and not simply a plug adapter. Below you will
find the most common types of plugs and a table detailing the plugs,
voltage and frequency for each country.
In Southern Africa the supply is 220/230 volts AC 50 Hz with three-point wall plug. US-made appliances may need a transformer.
electicity is availble in urban and most rural areas, remote safari
destinations do not have this luxury - however, Hugimog is
equipped with 12V, 24V and 220V inverted power supply. We prefer not to
use generators because of noise pollution!