Electrical Outlet and Voltage Information for Swaziland
Swaziland is a country located in South Africa. For people who want to visit the said country, it is a good idea for them to first know the standard voltage and primary types of electrical outlet and plugs used there.
In Swaziland, the voltage used by electronic gadgets and appliances is 220-240 volts with a frequency of 50Hz. Also, the primary type of electrical outlet and plug is the Type I. Most of the time, travelers bring their electronic gadgets with them like laptop computers, mp3 players, hair dryers, curling irons, battery chargers, mobile phones, radios, cameras, and more. To be able to use these conveniently, especially when they run out of battery, a traveller would need to use an electrical outlet in Swaziland. This would enable the traveler to use his or her electronic gadgets and appliance in Swaziland without problems and delays.
Type I Australian AS-3112 Adapter, Plug, and Electrical Outlet
This plug in Swaziland features a grounding pin and two flat prongs that form a V-shape. The blade contacts of the Type I Australia AS-3112 are 6.5 x 1.6mm with a phase and neutral blade angled at 30 degrees to vertical at a nominal pitch of 13.7mm. This standard plug of Swaziland is also polarized and grounded. The Type I Australian AS-3112 electrical outlet and plug is commonly used in Swaziland and other countries in the Pacific area. It is the standard in most houses in Swaziland and it is also slightly similar to the Chinese CPCS-CCC and the Argentine IRAM electrical outlet. These three sockets are interchangeable and are classified under the unofficial “Type I” category. Moreover, the receptacle end of this Type I Australian AS-3112 can accept any standard household plug type in Swaziland except the Type M South African SABS1661, also known as the Old British BS-546 Large plug.
However, there is also an ungrounded version of the Type I plug that only has two flat V-shaped prongs, but theelectrical outlet is always three-pinned. Aside from Swaziland, other countries that use the Type I Australian AS-3112 are Argentina, China (mainland except Taiwan), Papua New Guinea, Uruguay, Fiji, and Tokelau (the Union Islands). The Type I plug has other variants that include 15 A, 20 A, 25 A, and 32 A. The batteries of electronic gadgets must be charged through an electrical outlet and when the plugs do not match, an adapter that is compatible with the Type I outlet must be used.