Ethiopia

Power

Ethiopia supplies electricity at 220 volts, at 50 hertz, using types C, E, F, and L sockets.

The World Bank rates power quality in Ethiopia at 3.6 out of 7.0, suggesting ocassional interruptions and voltage fluctuations.

Sockets

Most of Ethiopia's homes and businesses use types C, and L sockets.

Type C

Type C sockets, also known as Europlug sockets, have a round, recessed, receptacle with two round, parallel, line and neutral pin holes.

Type C sockets only accept type C plugs.

Ethiopia's type C socket and compatible type C plug

Type L

Type L sockets, also known as Italian sockets, have a flat receptacle with two round, parallel, line and neutral pin holes, and a round ground pin hole between them.

Type L sockets accept types L, and C plugs.

Ethiopia's type L socket and compatible types L, and C plugs

Uncommon Sockets

In parts of Ethiopia travelers might also encounter types E, and F sockets.

Type E

Type E sockets, also known as French sockets, have a round, recessed, receptacle with two round, parallel, line and neutral pin holes, and a round, offset, male grounding pin.

Type E sockets accept types E, C, and F plugs.

Ethiopia's type E socket and compatible types E, C, and F plugs

Type F

Type F sockets, also known as Schuko, or German sockets, have a round, recessed, receptacle with two round, parallel, line and neutral pin holes, and a grounding contact on each side.

Type F sockets accept types E, C, and F plugs.

Ethiopia's type F socket and compatible types E, C, and F plugs
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