Plugs in Brazil

example of plugs in brazil: o plugue brasileiro tem três pinos.

Hello friends! If you want to travel to Brazil and bring your gadgets (phones, laptops, tablets), you definitely need to read this Dica! Today we are going to learn about the types of plugs in Brazil and about Brazil’s electricity voltage!

Brazil Power Outlet

Electricity is useful for everything nowadays, right? Would you be able to survive traveling without your laptop or cellphone? Probably not! So, it’s especially important to understand everything you can about the electricity requirements of the place you’re going to travel to. Do you know which outlet we use in our houses in Brazil?

If you’re planning a trip to Brazil and you’re bringing your gadgets (I know you most definitely will!) it’s better to be prepared and become familiar with the Brazilian system!  In 2011, a new model of plugs was introduced in Brazil. The new model is called NBR 14136, and it contains three prongs instead of two.

Back then, we used more than ten types of plugs in Brazil! So, if you are planning to bring your gadgets with you it’s better if you bring an adapter. In Brazil, a plug adaptor is better known as benjamin but it only converts the old Brazilian style plugs to the new style, not international plugs.

Brazil Electricity Voltage

Something that you also must know and pay attention to is the energy voltage of the city you are going to. Here in Brazil, we have two different types of voltage: 110V and 220V. There is not a single voltage standard in Brazil. This is because the companies that built the electrical grid in the 20th century worked with different types of voltages.

In Brazil, some states have different voltages. Even within the same state, different electrical voltages exist between cities. An example of this is the state of Rio de Janeiro, where the capital has a voltage of 127V, while Nova Friburgo, still in the same state, uses 220V. Check out our table that shows the principal voltages of each Brazilian state:

Espírito SantoDistrito Federal
Mato GrossoGoiás
Mato Grosso do SulMaranhão
Minas GeraisParaíba
Rio de JaneiroRio Grande do Norte
RondôniaRio Grande do Sul
RoraimaSanta Catarina
São PauloTocantins

If the voltage of your equipment is different from Brazil electricity voltage, you’ll need a voltage adaptor.

Review Brazil Power Socket

Now look at our video about Brazil outlet type and more. Wait until the end, it’s worth it! Don’t forget to activate the subtitles in Portuguese, English or Spanish to learn even more!

If you like to study Portuguese with some Dicas like this, you must go to our Youtube channel, we have lots of them!

Vocabulary About Brazil Plug Type

Check out the vocabulary you’ve just learned about Brazil electric plug:

O adaptador/ O benjaminAdaptor plug
O transformador de voltagem Voltage adaptor
O plugue de tomadaPlug
A tomadaWall socket
A voltagemVoltage

Now when you come study Portuguese in Brazil you’ll be able to recharge your gadgets because you already know everything you need about Brazil electric socket 😉
See you in the next Dica! Bye!

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