What power sockets are used in South Africa?
In South Africa, the power sockets used are Type D, M, and N. The most common types are Type D and Type M.
Type D sockets have three round pins in a triangular configuration. They are similar to the Indian standard sockets. Type M sockets, on the other hand, have three round pins in a linear arrangement. They are larger and have thicker pins compared to Type D sockets.
Type N sockets are less common but can also be found in some newer installations. They have three round pins in a triangular configuration like Type D sockets, but with larger dimensions.
It’s worth noting that South Africa has a higher voltage than some other countries, operating at 220-240 volts. If you are traveling from a country with a different voltage, make sure to check if your electronic devices are compatible or if you need a voltage converter or adapter to safely use them in South Africa.