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Travel Plug Adapter for Tahiti

The electrical outlets used in Tahiti are type C and type E. These are 2 variants of the same outlet - one grounded (with a ground pin) and the other ungrounded. You will therefore need a US to type C/E adapter in order to plug in your appliances.
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Please be aware that whilst a travel adapter will allow you to physically plug a US plug into a different outlet it will not change the voltage or frequency of the supply.

Warning triangle Voltage - The mains voltage in Tahiti is 220 V which is incompatible with most US appliances (US voltage is currently specified as 120 V + /- 5%). Check any appliances that you wish to use carefully to see what voltage is specified. Items such as laptops will often specify "100 - 240V" either on the equipment or the power supply (if it has one). If not then you will need a transformer to operate your appliance. If it is not marked as able to accept the local voltage do not plug it in! It is extremely dangerous to attempt to operate appliances at higher voltages than they are rated for and may result in damage to the appliance, fire and serious injury to the operator

Frequency - Both 50Hz and 60 Hz are in use in Tahiti . The US operates at 60 Hz so if the area that you are travelling to runs at this frequency it will not cause any issues. If the area that you are going to operates at 50 Hz it makes little practical difference as most travel appliances will run at either frequency. Some items with motors, such as hairdryers and some clocks will run a little slower than intended but it is not likely to be problematic. Check your device - it may say 50/60 Hz which indicates that it is compatible with either frequency. If you are in doubt or you have sensitive or expensive equipment check with the manufacturer first as some equipment may be damaged by running on an incorrect frequency. Neither travel adapters nor transformers are able to change the supply frequency.

Special considerations - Marquesas Islands 50 Hz

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Plug / Outlet Types in use in

Voltage: 220 V Warning triangle
Frequency: 50 Hz / 60 Hz

Type C Outlet used in Tahiti
Type C Outlet

Type C Plug used in Tahiti
Type C Plug

Type E Outlet used in Tahiti
Type E Outlet

Type E Plug used in Tahiti
Type E Plug

At a Glance

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(Aug 2012 census)"
1,045 km2
(404 sq mi)
Time Zone:
UTC -10
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Comptoirs Français du Pacifique (CFP) Franc (XPF)
"French, Tahitian"
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