Electrical Outlet and Voltage Information for Seychelles
If a tourist would want to go to the island country of Seychelles located in the Indian Ocean, some of the things he or she must know are the kinds of electrical outlet and plug present there as well as the standard voltage. In Seychelles, the standard voltage used by the electronic gadgets and appliances is 220-240 volts with a frequency of 50 Hz while the primary electrical outlet type is the Type G British BS-1363.
In a trip to Seychelles, a tourist could also bring adapters and voltage converters in order to use his or her electronic gadget and appliance safely and conveniently. Adapters are used when the shape of the electrical outlet in Seychelles is not physically compatible with the shape of the plug. The adapter alters the shape of the plug. There is also the voltage converter which is used for electronic gadgets or appliances that have a different voltage compared to the 220-240 volts used in Seychelles. In America and Canada, most electronic gadgets and appliances use 110-120 volts, so for a tourist in Seychelles to effectively use it, he or she would need a voltage converter. Examples of voltage converters are step-up and step-down transformers as well as combination voltage converter.
Type G British BS-1363 Plug, Electrical Outlet, and Adapter
The Type G electrical outlet and plug is a Type G British BS-1363 rectangular blade used widely in Seychelles that has a protective fuse inside to protect cords from high-current circuits and, most of the time, the Type G British BS-1363 electrical outlet includes a safety switch. The Type G British BS-1363 plug also has a receptacle end that is compatible with most household plug types, except the Type M South African SABS1661 (Old British BS-546 Large) plug. The plug end is a British BS-1363 13-amp type. For the adapter, the live and neutral pins are 4 x 6 x 18 mm apart, with the grounding pin measuring 4 x 8 x 23mm. Also, through the Type G British BS-1363 adapter, a tourist could use his or her appliance or electronic gadget in Seychelles. The plug of this Type G British BS-1363 is polarized and grounded but not fused.
Another name for the Type G British BS-1363 plug is the 13-amp plug and for safety reasons the Seychelles requires electrical outlets in households that use the Type G British BS-1363 to have shutters over the live and neutral connections of the electrical outlet. In the insertion of the longer earth pin from the plug, the safety shutters of the Type G British BS-1363 are opened. The shutters are also present to prevent the use of incompatible plugs made to other standards in Seychelles. However, there are cases wherein the safety shutters of this electrical outlet could be opened through a screwdriver in order to insert Type C plugs.
The usage of the Type G British BS-1363 outlet along with another kind of plug is not recommended because these plugs do not have a fuse. The regulation about the safety shutters and fuse is then followed in Seychelles and all the other countries that use the Type G British BS-1363 electrical outlet and plug like the United Kingdom, Seychelles, Ghana, Grenada, Macau, Malta, Malaysia, Qatar, Saint Vincent, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, Maldives and Kuwait.
In terms of compatibility, the Type G British 3-pin electrical outlet will work together with the Type G British BS-1363 plug and adapter in Seychelles. With all the safety measures and features of this plug and outlet, it is considered as one of the safest in Seychelles, even the world. However, with all its features, this type of plug is bulky and cumbersome. Some people claim that the Type G British BS-1363 plug is mostly bigger than the appliances they are connected to but if tourists would want to use their electronic gadget or appliance in Kuwait, then they must have a Type G British BS-1363 adapter. Although the adapter would not change the voltage used, it will enable the plug of the appliance or electronic gadget to be inserted to the electrical outlet used in Seychelles. For the electrical outlet, the Type G British BS-1363 sockets are not compatible with other types of electrical outlet in Seychelles.