Electrical Outlet and Voltage Information for Algeria
Travelling to Algeria requires you to be knowledgeable of the available electrical outlet and plug types, as well as the voltage information and its electrical frequency. This information is important for tourists who wish to bring their electrical devices or gadgets on their trips. The available voltage in Algeria is 230 Volts at 50 Hertz. Tourists from the United States and Canada have devices that use 110-120 Volts. As such, a voltage converter is needed. For 110-120V electrical devices, a plug adapter and a step-down transformer are needed. However, for appliances like hairdryers and curling irons, a plug adapter and a voltage converter are needed.
Electrical Outlet and Plugs in Algeria
The electrical outlet in Algeria only accepts one type of plug, the plug that has two round pins or the Type C or the European CEE 1/16 Euro plug and the Type E/F or the European CEE 7/4 or CEE 7/5 Shucko plug.
The first type of plug available in Algeria is the CEE 7/16 Euro plug has two round pins with 19mm diameter between the pins and 4mm length to allow safe insertion in most Type C, E, F, H and Type L electrical outlets. CEE 7/16 is similar to CEE 7/17 though it has larger pins. This kind of electrical outlet and plug was designed for devices with 250 V unearth at 2.5 A. A variation of Type C with a ground post offset about 1/2-inch from center may also be found. This type of plug is commonly used throughout continental Europe, Middle East, and Africa, South America, central Asia, and the former Soviet Republics.
The next type of plug and electrical outlet available in Algeria is the Type F or the Shucko Plug. It has two round pins of 4.8mm that is similar to CEE 7/16. The pins that are for the live and neutral contacts are 19mm long and 19mm apart. Shucko plugs also have two flat contact areas on the top and bottom side of the plug for protective earth (ground). This type of plug was designed for devices with 230 V at 50 Hz and for currents up to 16 A. Schuko plugs and sockets are symmetric AC connectors. The Shucko plugs are safely designed to connect with other types of electrical outlet while Shucko electrical outlets accept other kinds of plugs such as Euro plugs.
Travelling to Algeria requires you to bring an adapter that is compatible with the electrical outlet available in the country. This type of plug adapter is all you need to convert the US rectangular pronged plug to the round electrical outlet in Algeria that is available in most homes and hotels.