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A Quick Guide to the Electricity in Fiji

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What is the Electricity in Fiji?

Travelling to any new destination brings up the same questions. Some included in the list are: Will my electrical devices work? Can I charge my phone in Fiji? Can I connect my devices to the mains power in Fiji? The short answer is that the electrical current is 240 volts 50Hz, accepting type 1 plugs. If you don’t know what that means, then continue reading to find out more about electricity in Fiji.

While you’re here, you might be interested in the language of Fiji, the currency in Fiji and what is the Fiji time zone?

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What is the Voltage and Frequency in Fiji?

The electrical current in Fiji is 240 volts with 50 cycles per second. So the main information you will need to know for using your own appliances in Fiji is that the electricity in Fiji runs on 240 volts 50Hz.

You will be able to use your electrical appliances in Fiji if the voltage where your electrical items were manufactured is a country using 220-240 volts. These countries include the UK, Europe, Australia and most of Asia and Africa.

If you are from a country that has a different electrical range, such as 100-127 volts, and therefore your electrical items are manufactured to run on that system, you will need to get a converter or a transformer for using your appliances in Fiji. Many travel adapters also have a voltage converter. Countries in this category include most countries in North and South America.

Other Countries With the Same Electricity as Fiji

For future reference for when you are travelling (or interest), these are the other countries that have the same voltage and frequency as Fiji.

  • Brunei
  • Falkland Islands
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Kuwait
  • Malaysia
  • Nauru
  • Oman
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Qatar
  • Seychelles
  • Tonga
  • Uganda
  • Zimbabwe.
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What Power Plug Adapter Do You Need?

The power plugs and sockets in Fiji are of type 1. This is a three-pronged plug with one vertical prong and two slanting prongs. Some electrical appliances plugging into a type 1 sock only have two slanting prongs.

The type 1 power plug/socket is the type of power plus found in the following locations:

  • American Samoa
  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • China
  • Cook Islands
  • Fiji
  • Kiribati
  • Nauru
  • New Zealand
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Samoa
  • Solomon Islands
  • Tajikistan
  • Timor-Leste
  • Tonga
  • Tuvalu
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu

USB plug sockets are not popular in Fiji yet, so it’s best to rely on the type 1 plug socket for connecting your electrical devices to the mains power.

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Does Fiji Experience Power Cuts?

Fiji does not regularly experience power cuts but it does happen. The most common time for power cuts to occur is during the wet season where tropical storms are more frequent and can cause damage to power lines, power stations, etc. Some more remote resorts, especially on the outer islands, use power generators, which may cut out more frequently than what’s connected to the national grid. Nevertheless, any electrical problems are solved quickly so not having access to electricity shouldn’t be a factor to worry about when booking your trip to Fiji.

The wet season in Fiji runs from December to March. Check out our Weather category to learn more about the weather in Fiji month by month.


Robin C.

This article was reviewed and published by Robin, the co-founder of Fiji Pocket Guide. He has lived, worked and travelled across 16 different countries before settling in the South Pacific, so he knows a thing or two about planning the perfect trip in this corner of the world. Robin is also the co-founder of several other South Pacific travel guides and is a regular host of webinars with the South Pacific Tourism Organisation.

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