The mains voltage in Gambia is 220-240
Volts AC (frequency 50 Hz G ).
In hotels in Gambia you will often
find variable electrical sockets such as type "C" or
type "F". If your appliance's plug doesn't match
the shape of these sockets, you will need a
travel plug adapter in order to plug in. They do not convert
electricity. They simply allow a dual-voltage appliance, a transformer
or a converter from one country to be plugged into the wall outlet
of another country. Travel plug adapters simply change the shape
of your appliance's plug to match whatever type of socket you
need to plug into.
sockets (outlets) in The Gambia are mostly the type "G"
British BS-1363, which accept the 3 pin rectangular blade plug
which is composed of 2 parallel flat pins with ground pin. The
next most common type is the European-style 2 pin.
If your laptop, digital camera and camcorder chargers, or other
equipment is multi-voltage it can be plugged into most outlets
in the country with just a wall outlet plug adapter, grounded
(3 pin) or ungrounded (2 pin).
Stabilisers / Surge Protection:
The reliability of the electricity supply is relatively steady
& stable in your hotel though the efficiency of air conditioners
affected due to occasional fluctuations at periods of high demand.
However, you should be warned that outside your accommodation
domestic appliances, such as DVDs and laptop computers, may be
put as risk of damage if no power stabilizer / regulator is used.
This particular device which uses a continuously variable autotransformer
to maintain an AC output that is as close to the standard local
voltage (or expected/desired voltage) as possible, where the actual
voltage supplied by the electrical infrastructure is unstable.
You should also consider using a surge protector.
If you are going to make a journey further inland, take into account
that there might be no electricity system at all in many rural
Note: Please note that the information on this page should not
be relied upon to make any decisions. Always seek the advice of
an electrical professional or your tour operator or travel agent
before making any decisions.
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