What power sockets are used in Namibia?
Namibia primarily uses Type D and Type M power sockets and plugs.
Type D sockets, also known as the “BS 546” or “Indian” sockets, have three round pins in a triangular pattern. They are rated for 5 amps and are commonly used for smaller appliances.
Type M sockets, also known as the “South African” or “SABS 164” sockets, have three large round pins in a triangular pattern. They are rated for 15 amps and are used for high-power appliances such as air conditioners, refrigerators, and ovens.
It’s worth noting that some accommodations in Namibia, particularly in tourist areas, may also provide Type C sockets, commonly used in Europe. These sockets have two round pins and are rated for 2.5 amps. However, Type C sockets are less common in Namibia than Types D and M.
If you plan to travel to Namibia, it’s advisable to carry a universal travel adapter that can accommodate multiple plug types to ensure compatibility with various socket types.