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Electricity & sockets around the world

We all know that power sockets vary from country to country, or at least region, but voltages are mainly of two values – 110V or 220V. Of course, this may differ a bit to about +/-10V. So if you don’t have a device that works on dual-voltages, you may want to consider getting a travel adapter. For example, your 110V electric toothbrush will not work with, say, India’s 230V power unless you have an adapter plug AND a converter.

Unfortunately, there are no international standards on power supply (voltage and frequency) or the types of outlets. Use the map and chart below to locate power information by country.

Note: The letter used to denote the adapter plug type may not correspond with a plug manufacturer’s description or labeling.

Power Socket types: Wikipedia: AC power plugs and sockets
 

voltages in world

COUNTRY VOLTAGE FREQUENCY OUTLET TYPE
Afghanistan 220 V 50 Hz C / F
Albania 230 V 50 Hz C / F
Algeria 230 V 50 Hz C / F
American Samoa 120 V 60 Hz A / B / F / I
Andorra 230 V 50 Hz C / F
Angola 220 V 50 Hz C
Anguilla 110 V 60 Hz A
Antigua 230 V 60 Hz A / B
Argentina 220 V 50 Hz C / I *
Armenia 230 V 50 Hz C / F
Aruba 120 V 60 Hz A / B / F
Australia 240 V 50 Hz I
Austria 230 V 50 Hz C / F
Azerbaijan 220 V 50 Hz C / F
Azores 230 V 50 Hz B / C / F
Bahamas 120 V 60 Hz A / B
Bahrain 230 V 50 Hz G
Balearic Islands 230 V 50 Hz C / F
Bangladesh 220 V 50 Hz C / D / G / K
Barbados 115 V 50 Hz A / B
Belarus 220 V 50 Hz C / F
Belgium 230 V 50 Hz E
Belize 110 V / 220 V 60 Hz B / G
Benin 220 V 50 Hz E
Bermuda 120 V 60 Hz A / B
Bhutan 230 V 50 Hz D / F / G
Bolivia 230 V 50 Hz A / C
Bosnia & Herzegovina 230 V 50 Hz C / F
Botswana 230 V 50 Hz D / G
Brazil 127 V / 220 V * 60 Hz A / B / C / I
Brunei 240 V 50 Hz G
Bulgaria 230 V 50 Hz C / F
Burkina Faso 220 V 50 Hz C / E
Burundi 220 V 50 Hz C / E
Cambodia 230 V 50 Hz A / C / G
Cameroon 220 V 50 Hz C / E
Canada 120 V 60 Hz A / B
Canary Islands 230 V 50 Hz C / E / L
Cape Verde 230 V 50 Hz C / F
Cayman Islands 120 V 60 Hz A / B
Central African Republic 220 V 50 Hz C / E
Chad 220 V 50 Hz D / E / F
Channel Islands (Guernsey & Jersey) 230 V 50 Hz C / G
Chile 220 V 50 Hz C / L
China, People’s Republic of 220 V 50 Hz A / C / I
Colombia 110 V 60 Hz A / B
Comoros 220 V 50 Hz C / E
Congo, People’s Rep. of 230 V 50 Hz C / E
Congo, Dem. Rep. of (formerly Zaire) 220 V 50 Hz C / D
Cook Islands 240 V 50 Hz I
Costa Rica 120 V 60 Hz A / B
Côte d’Ivoire
(Ivory Coast)
220 V 50 Hz C / E
Croatia 230 V 50 Hz C / F
Cuba 110 V / 220 V 60 Hz A / B / C / L
Cyprus 230 V 50 Hz G / F**
Czech Republic 230 V 50 Hz E
Denmark 230 V 50 Hz C / E / K
Djibouti 220 V 50 Hz C / E
Dominica 230 V 50 Hz D / G
Dominican Republic 120 V 60 Hz A / B
East Timor 220 V 50 Hz C / E / F / I
Ecuador 110 V 60 Hz A / B
Egypt 220 V 50 Hz C / F
El Salvador 115 V 60 Hz A / B / C / D / E / F / G / I / J / L
Equatorial Guinea 220 V 50 Hz C / E
Eritrea 230 V 50 Hz C / L
Estonia 230 V 50 Hz C / F
Ethiopia 220 V 50 Hz C / F
Faeroe Islands 230 V 50 Hz C / K
Falkland Islands 240 V 50 Hz G
Fiji 240 V 50 Hz I
Finland 230 V 50 Hz C / F
France 230 V 50 Hz E
French Guyana 220 V 50 Hz C / D / E
Gabon 220 V 50 Hz C
Gambia 230 V 50 Hz G
Gaza 230 V 50 Hz H
Georgia 220 V 50 Hz C / F
Germany 230 V 50 Hz C / F
Ghana 230 V 50 Hz D / G
Gibraltar 230 V 50 Hz C / G
Great Britain (see United Kingdom)        
Greenland 230 V 50 Hz C / K
Grenada 230 V 50 Hz G
Guadeloupe 230 V 50 Hz C / D / E
Guam 110 V 60 Hz A / B
Guatemala 120 V 60 Hz A / B / G / I
Guinea 220 V 50 Hz C / F / K
Guinea-Bissau 220 V 50 Hz C
Guyana 240 V 60 Hz A / B / D / G
Haiti 110 V 60 Hz A / B
Honduras 110 V 60 Hz A / B
Hong Kong 220 V 50 Hz G
Hungary 230 V 50 Hz C / F
Iceland 230 V 50 Hz C / F
India 230 V 50 Hz C / D / M
Indonesia 230 V 50 Hz C / F
Iran 230 V 50 Hz C / F
Iraq 230 V 50 Hz C / D / G
Ireland (Eire) 230 V 50 Hz G
Isle of Man 230 V 50 Hz C / G
Israel 230 V 50 Hz H / C
Italy 230 V 50 Hz C / F / L
Jamaica 110 V 50 Hz A / B
Japan 100 V 50 Hz / 60 Hz ** A / B
Jordan 230 V 50 Hz C / D / F / G / J
Kenya 240 V 50 Hz G
Kazakhstan 220 V 50 Hz C / F
Kiribati 240 V 50 Hz I
Korea, North 110 V / 220 V 60 Hz A / C
Korea, South 110V / 220 V 60 Hz A / B / C / F
Kuwait 240 V 50 Hz C / G
Kyrgyzstan 220 V 50 Hz C / F
Laos 230 V 50 Hz A / B / C / E / F
Latvia 230 V 50 Hz C / F
Lebanon 230 V 50 Hz C / D / G
Lesotho 220 V 50 Hz M
Liberia 120 V 60 Hz A / B
Libya 127 V / 230 V 50 Hz D / F
Liechtenstein 230 V 50 Hz J
Lithuania 230 V 50 Hz C / F
Luxembourg 230 V 50 Hz C / F
Macau 220 V 50 Hz D / G
Macedonia 230 V 50 Hz C / F
Madagascar 127 V / 220 V 50 Hz C / D / E / J / K
Madeira 230 V 50 Hz C / F
Malawi 230 V 50 Hz G
Malaysia 240 V 50 Hz G
Maldives 230 V 50 Hz D / G / J / K / L
Mali 220 V 50 Hz C / E
Malta 230 V 50 Hz G
Martinique 220 V 50 Hz C / D / E
Mauritania 220 V 50 Hz C
Mauritius 230 V 50 Hz C / G
Mexico 127 V 60 Hz A
Micronesia, Federal States of 120 V 60 Hz A / B
Moldova 230 V 50 Hz C / F
Monaco 230 V 50 Hz C / D / E / F
Mongolia 230 V 50 Hz C / E
Montenegro 230 V 50 Hz C / F
Montserrat 230 V 60 Hz A / B
Morocco 220 V 50 Hz C / E
Mozambique 220 V 50 Hz C / F / M
Myanmar (Burma) 230 V 50 Hz C / D / F / G
Namibia 220 V 50 Hz D / M
Nauru 240 V 50 Hz I
Nepal 230 V 50 Hz C / D / M
Netherlands 230 V 50 Hz C / F
Netherlands Antilles 127 V / 220 V 50 Hz A / B / F
New Caledonia 220 V 50 Hz F
New Zealand 240 V 50 Hz I
Nicaragua 120 V 60 Hz A
Niger 220 V 50 Hz A / B / C / D / E / F
Nigeria 230 V 50 Hz D / G
Norway 230 V 50 Hz C / F
Oman 240 V 50 Hz C / G
Pakistan 230 V 50 Hz C / D
Palau 120 V 60 Hz A / B
Panama 110 V 60 Hz A / B
Papua New Guinea 240 V 50 Hz I
Paraguay 220 V 50 Hz C
Peru 220 V 60 Hz A / B / C
Philippines 220 V 60 Hz A / B / C
Poland 230 V 50 Hz C / E
Portugal 230 V 50 Hz C / F
Puerto Rico 120 V 60 Hz A / B
Qatar 240 V 50 Hz D / G
Réunion Island 230 V 50 Hz E
Romania 230 V 50 Hz C / F
Russian Federation 220 V 50 Hz C / F
Rwanda 230 V 50 Hz C / J
St. Kitts and Nevis 230 V 60 Hz D / G
St. Lucia 230 V 50 Hz G
St. Vincent 230 V 50 Hz A / C / E / G / I / K
Samoa 230 V 50 Hz I
San Marino 230 V 50 Hz F / L
Saudi Arabia 110 V / 220 V *** 60 Hz A / B / C / G
Senegal 230 V 50 Hz C / D / E / K
Serbia 230 V 50 Hz C / F
Seychelles 240 V 50 Hz G
Sierra Leone 230 V 50 Hz D / G
Singapore 230 V 50 Hz G
Slovakia 230 V 50 Hz E
Slovenia 230 V 50 Hz C / F
Somalia 220 V 50 Hz C
South Africa 230 V 50 Hz D / M
Spain 230 V 50 Hz C / F
Sri Lanka 230 V 50 Hz D / G / M
Sudan 230 V 50 Hz C / D
Suriname 127 V 60 Hz C / F
Swaziland 230 V 50 Hz M
Sweden 230 V 50 Hz C / F
Switzerland 230 V 50 Hz J
Syria 220 V 50 Hz C / E / L
Tahiti 220 V 50 Hz / 60 Hz C / E
Tajikistan 220 V 50 Hz C / F
Taiwan 110 V 60 Hz A / B
Tanzania 230 V 50 Hz D / G
Thailand 220 V 50 Hz A / B / C
Togo 220 V 50 Hz C
Tonga 240 V 50 Hz I
Trinidad & Tobago 115 V 60 Hz A / B
Tunisia 230 V 50 Hz C / E
Turkey 230 V 50 Hz C / F
Turkmenistan 220 V 50 Hz C / F
Uganda 240 V 50 Hz G
Ukraine 230 V 50 Hz C / F
United Arab Emirates 240 V 50 Hz G
United Kingdom 230 V 50 Hz G
United States of America 120 V 60 Hz A / B
Uruguay 220 V 50 Hz C / F / I / L
Uzbekistan 220 V 50 Hz C / F
Venezuela 120 V 60 Hz A / B
Vietnam 220 V 50 Hz A / C / G
Virgin Islands 110 V 60 Hz A / B
Yemen 230 V 50 Hz A / D / G
Zambia 230 V 50 Hz C / D / G
Zimbabwe 240 V 50 Hz D / G

 

* Brazil has no standard voltage. Most states use 127V electricity (Acre, Amapá, Amazonas, Espírito Santo, Mato Grosso do Sul, Maranhão, Pará, Paraná, Rondônia, Roraima, Sergipe and Minas Gerais). Other (mainly northeastern) states are on 220V (Alagoas, Brasília, Ceará, Mato Grosso, Goiás, Paraíba, Rio Grande do Norte, Santa Catarina and Tocantins). Although in most parts of the states of Bahia, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Rio Grande do Sul 127V is used, the cities of Santos, Jequié, Jundiaí, São Bernardo do Campo, Novo Friburgo, Bagé, Caxias do Sul and Pelotas run on 220V. The states of Pernambuco and Piauí use 220V, except for the cities of Paulista and Teresina (127V).

** Although the main voltage in Japan is the same everywhere, the frequency differs from region to region. Eastern Japan uses predominantly 50 Hz (Tokyo, Kawasaki, Sapporo, Yokohama, Sendai), whereas Western Japan prefers 60 Hz (Osaka, Kyoto, Nagoya, Hiroshima).

*** Saudi Arabia uses 110V in many parts of the country, such as the Dammam and al-Khobar area (situated in the eastern province of Ash Sharqiyah). 220V is commonly used as well, especially in hotels.

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