Voltage Converter And International Travel Plug Adapter Guide

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Which international travel adapter or power plug do I need for my overseas trip? The power plug adapter needed will depend on which country you are travelling to. if you’re going abroad, you should know that voltage and electricity outlets work differently in each country and/or region.

The chart below will give you an idea as to which travel plug adapter type you will need by country and region.

Travel plug adapter types by country and region

Travel plug adapter types by country and region

Here is a more comprehensive list, featuring some of the world’s most popular destinations and regions:

We have put together a collection of some of the best travel adapters that you can buy, that will work in the USA, United Kingdom, Europe and Asia.

Most of these travel adapters accept plugs from the most travelled countries and regions including UK, Europe, Asia, Russia, Australia, Central America, South America and the Middle East and 150+ Countries, making it easy for you to travel around world.

Voltage Converters

One of the most inconvenient thing you will experience overseas is the fact that the voltage can differ from country to country. This means that even if you have travel adapter that is not also a power converter you might have some difficulties getting your device to work or charge.

However, do note that some devices are dual voltage. If a device is dual voltage, it will display ’100-240v’ somewhere on the device or its plug. You will normally get such devices to work anywhere in the world without the need to convert voltage.

In North America and parts of South America and the Caribbean, the voltage is 110/120V. Voltage in places such as the United Kingdom, China and Australia is typically 230-240V.

If you’re travelling to a country with a different voltage and your appliances are not dual voltage, you will need a voltage converter. You read about our selection of best selling power converters.

It is recommended that you don’t use voltage converters with appliances that generate heat, such as hair dryers, straighteners or any other item with a heated element. The heated element can damage the converter or your appliance, or even both.

Here is a list of some of the most popular destinations around the world and the voltage used in each of these countries:

Africa

  • Botswana | Plug Type: D,G,M | Voltage: 230 V
  • Egypt | Plug Type: C,F | Voltage: 220 V
  • Kenya | Plug Type: G | Voltage: 240 V
  • Namibia | Plug Type: D,M | Voltage: 220V
  • South Africa | Plug Type: C,D,M,N | Voltage: 230 V
  • Tanzania | Plug Type: D,G | Voltage: 230 V

Asia and Southeast Asia

  • China | Plug Type: A,C,I | Voltage: 220 V
  • India and Nepal | Plug Type: C,D,M | Voltage: 230 V
  • Indonesia | Plug Type: C,F | Voltage: 110 V, 220 V
  • Japan | Plug Type: A,B | Voltage: 100 V
  • Thailand | Plug Type: A,B,C,F | Voltage: 220 V
  • Vietnam | Plug Type: A,C,F | Voltage: 220 V

Australia and New Zealand

  • Both countries | Plug Type: I | Voltage: 230 V

Europe

  • Croatia, Germany, Greece, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain | Plug Type: C,F | Voltage: 230 V
  • France | Plug Type: C,E | Voltage: 230 V
  • Italy | Plug Type: C,F,L | Voltage: 230 V

Iceland and Scandinavia (Denmark, Norway, Finland)

  • Denmark | Plug Type: C,F,E,K | Voltage: 230 V
  • Finland, Norway, Sweden | Plug Type: C,F | Voltage: 230 V

Ireland and the United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales)

  • All countries | Plug Type: G | Voltage: 230 V

North America

  • Canada | Plug Type: A | Voltage: 120 V
  • USA | Plug Type: A | Voltage: 120 V

South America and Central America

  • Argentina | Plug Type: C,I | Voltage: 220 V
  • Belize | Plug Type: A,B,G | Voltage: 110 V, 220 V
  • Brazil | Plug Type: C,N | Voltage: 127 V, 220 V
  • Chile | Plug Type: C,L | Voltage: 220 V
  • Costa Rica and Ecuador | Plug Type: A,B | Voltage: 120 V
  • Peru | Plug Type: A,B,C | Voltage: 220 V

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