ELECTRIC POWER AROUND THE WORLD
Taken from http://kropla.com/electric2.html

COUNTRY

VOLTAGE

FREQUENCY

PLUG

COMMENTS

Afghanistan

220V

50 Hz

C & F *

* A UN correspondent reports C and F common in Kabul, but its likely a variety of plugs may be used around the country.  Some sources report Type D also in use.  Other reports indicate voltage variances from 160V to 280V.

Albania

220V*

50 Hz

C & F

*Voltage variations common

Algeria

230V

50 Hz

C* & F

*A variation of Type C with a ground post offset about 1/2-inch from center may also be found.

American Samoa

120V

60 Hz

A, B, F & I

 

Andorra

230V

50Hz

C & F

 

Angola

220V

50 Hz

C

 

Anguilla

110V

60Hz

A (maybe B)

 

Antigua

230V*

60 Hz

A & B

*Airport area is reportedly Antigua power is 110V.

Argentina

220V

50 Hz

C & I*

*Neutral and line wires are reversed from that used in Australia and elsewhere.  Click here for more.

Armenia

220V

50 Hz

C & F

 

Aruba

127V*

60 Hz

A, B & F

*Lago Colony 115V

Australia

230V*

50 Hz

I

*Outlets typically controlled by adjacent switch.
Though nominal voltage has been officially changed to 230V, 240V is within tolerances and commonly found. 

Austria

230V

50 Hz

C, F

 

Azerbaijan

220V

50 Hz

C, F

 

Azores

220V*

50 Hz

B, C, & F

*Ponta Delgada 110V; to be converted to 220V

Bahamas

120V

60 Hz

A & B

 

Bahrain

230V*

50 Hz*

G

*Awali 110V, 60 Hz

Balearic Islands

220V

50 Hz

C & F

 

Bangladesh

220V

50 Hz

A, C, D, G & K

 

Barbados

115V

50 Hz

A, B

 

Belarus

220V

50 Hz

C & F

 

Belgium

230V

50 Hz

E

Notes from correspondents: a 'C' style plug can be used with 'E' and 'F' receptacles.  All double-insulated appliances are indeed fitted with a 'C' plug, and can be used in any compatible receptacle (C E F and narrow L).  Type C receptacles are prohibited in Belgium.

Belize

110/220V

60 Hz

B & G

 

Benin

220V

50 Hz

E

 

Bermuda

120V

60 Hz

A & B

 

Bhutan

230V

50 Hz

D, F, & G

Type M plugs also identified by some sources.

Bolivia

220/230V*

50 Hz

A & C

*La Paz & Viacha 115V

Bosnia

220V

50 Hz

C & F

 

Botswana

231V

50 Hz

G & M

 

Brazil

110/220V*

60 Hz

A & B, C

*127V found in states of Bahia, Paraná (including Curitiba), Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Minas Gerais (though 220V may be found in some hotels).  Other areas are 220V only, with the exception of Fortaleza (240V).  Outlets (click for more) are often a combination of type A and C and can accept either type plug.

Brunei

240V

50 Hz

G

 

Bulgaria

230V

50 Hz

C* & F*

*Outlets are reported as type F, though both type C and F plugs may be encountered.

Burkina Faso

220V

50 Hz

C & E

 

Burundi

220V

50 Hz

C & E

 

Cambodia

230V

50 Hz

A & C*

*Some outlets are a combination of type A and C and can accept either type plug.   Plug G may be found in some hotels.

Cameroon

220V

50 Hz

C, E

 

Canada

120V

60 Hz

A & B

 

Canary Islands

220V

50 Hz

C, E, & L

Type L plugs/outlets may have different pin spacing.  The smaller and closer pins are for a rated current of 10 A, the bigger and wider pins are for a rated current of 16 A. 

Cape Verde

220V

50 Hz

C & F

 

Cayman Islands

120V

60 Hz

A & B

 

Central African Republic

220V

50 Hz

C & E

 

Chad

220V

50Hz

D, E & F

 

Channel Islands

230V

50 Hz

G

 

Chile

220V

50 Hz

C & L

 

China, People's Republic of

220V

50 Hz

A, I, G

The "official" plug type is like type A but slightly shorter and without holes in blades.  Type A and I outlets are common, and Type G might also be found.  Click here for photos and more info.

Colombia

110V

60Hz

A & B

 

Comoros

220V

50 Hz

C & E

 

Congo, People's Rep. of

230V

50 Hz

C & E

 

Congo, Dem. Rep. of (former Zaire)

220V

50 Hz

C & D

 

Cook Islands

240V

50 Hz

I

 

Costa Rica

120V

60 Hz

A & B

 

Côte d'Ivoire 
(Ivory Coast)

220V

50 Hz

C & E

 

Croatia

230V

50Hz

C & F

 

Cuba

110/220V

60Hz

A & B, C
F & L

Most older hotels 110V.  Some newer hotels 220V.  Some outlets are a combination of type A and C and can accept either type plug.

Cyprus

240V

50 Hz

G

 

Czech Republic

230V

50 Hz

E

 

Denmark

230V

50 Hz

C & K

Denmark's connectors have slight differences from those used elsewhere.  While pin diameter and spacing is standard, outlets may have different housing depths which could interfere with standard adaptors -- one report says this is due to "childproofing."  Also, Plug C fits into K-type outlets (but not vice versa).

Djibouti

220V

50 Hz

C & E

 

Dominica

230V

50 Hz

D & G

 

Dominican Republic

110V

60 Hz

A

Type J may exist in some hotels.

East Timor

220V

50 Hz

C, E, F, I,

A UN correspondent reports "power is poor in the country with frequent brownouts and blackouts.  I suspect that surges are frequent as we go through a lot of surge-protecting power bars."  Further he reports than Type I is common as much construction is done by Australians; type C is common in building built during Indonesian occupation; type E is less common; type F is common in offices but not hotels.

Ecuador

120-127V

60 Hz

A & B

 

Egypt

220V

50 Hz

C

 

El Salvador

115V

60 Hz

A & B, C, D, E, F, G, I, J, & L

 

England (See United Kingdom)

 

 

 

Equatorial Guinea

220V*

50 Hz

C & E

*Voltage varies between 150 & 175V with frequent outages

Eritrea

230V

50 Hz

C

 

Estonia

230V

50 Hz

F

Type C may be found in older buildings.  Type E plugs may work in either C or F type outlets.

Ethiopia

220V

50 Hz

D, J, & L

 

Faeroe Islands

220V

50 Hz

C & K

 

Falkland Islands

240V

50 Hz

G

 

Fiji

240V

50 Hz

I

 

Finland

230V

50 Hz

CF

 

France

230V

50 Hz

E

Type C plugs  may be found on some appliances, and will fit the Type E outlet.  Type C outlets may be found in older buildings.  Type A may be found in older buildings but is illegal.

French Guiana

220V

50 Hz

C, & E

 

Gaza

230V

50 Hz

H

 

 

Gabon

220V

50 Hz

C

 

Gambia

230V

50 Hz

G

 

Germany

230V

50 Hz

C & F

 

Ghana

230V

50 Hz

D & G

 

Gibraltar

240V

50 Hz

C & G

 

Great Britain (See United Kingdom)

 

 

 

 

Greece

220V

50 Hz

C, D, E & F

 

Greenland

220V

50 Hz

C & K

 

Grenada (Windward Is.)

230V

50 Hz

G

 

Guadeloupe

230V

50 Hz

C, D, & E

 

Guam

110V

60Hz

A & B

 

Guatemala

120V

60 Hz

A, B, G, & I

 

Guinea

220V

50 Hz

C, F & K

 

Guinea-Bissau

220V

50 Hz

C

 

Guyana

240V*

60 Hz*

A, B, D & G

*Inside the capital city of Georgetown, both 120V and 240V at either 50 or 60Hz are found, depending on the part of the city (50Hz most common).  Actual voltage may vary from area to area.

Haiti

110V

60 Hz

A & B

 

Honduras

110V

60 Hz

A & B

 

Hong Kong

220V*

50 Hz

G, M

Type M replaced by Type G but still found.

Hungary

230V

50 Hz

C & F

 

Iceland

220V

50 Hz

C & F

 

India

230V

50 Hz

C & D

Click here for photos and more info.

Indonesia

127/230V*

50 Hz

C, F & G

*Conversion to 230V in progress; complete in principal cities

Iran

230V

50 Hz

C

 

Iraq

230V

50 Hz

C, D, & G

 

Ireland (Eire)

230

50 Hz

G

Type F once common and may be occasionally found.

Isle of Man

240V

50 Hz

C & G

 

Israel

230V

50 Hz

H & C

*Many (but not all) modern electric outlets in Israel have larger holes that accept both Type H and C plugs.  Some extension cords and older outlets accept only the Type H plug.  One correspondent estimates a 50-70% chance that a randomly selected outlet will accept Type C.

Italy

230V

50 Hz

C, E, F & L

Type L plugs/outlets may have different pin spacing.  The smaller and closer pins are for a rated current of 10 A, the bigger and wider pins are for a rated current of 16 A.  Both kinds are currently used and comply to the relevant Italian (CEI) regulations.  Some outlets have overlapping holes to accept either older or newer types.

Ivory Coast (See Côte d'Ivoire)

 

 

 

 

Jamaica

110V

50 Hz

A & B

 

Japan

100V

50/60 Hz*

A, B

*Eastern Japan 50 Hz (Tokyo, Kawasaki, Sapporo, Yokohoma, and Sendai); Western Japan 60 Hz (Osaka, Kyoto, Nagoya, Hiroshima)

Jordan

230V

50 Hz

D, F, G & J*

*Type C may be found in some hotels.

Kenya

240V

50 Hz

 G  

 

Kazakhstan

220V

50 Hz

C

 

Kiribati

240V

50 Hz

I

 

Korea, South

220V

60 Hz

 C & F*

*Type F likely to be found in offices and hotels.  110V power with plugs A & B was previously used but is being phased out.  Older buildings may still have this, and some hotels offer both 110V and 220V service.

Kuwait

240V

50 Hz

C & G

 

Laos

230V

50 Hz

A, B, C, E & F

 

Latvia

220V

50 Hz

C & F

 

Lebanon

110/220V

50 Hz

A, B, C, D & G

 

Lesotho

220V

50 Hz

M

 

Liberia

120V

60 Hz

A & B

 

Libya

127V*

50 Hz

D

*Barce, Benghazi, Derna, Sebha & Tobruk 230V

Lithuania

220V

50 Hz

C & F

 

Liechtenstein

230V

50 Hz

J

 

Luxembourg

220V

50 Hz

C & F

 

Macau

220V

50 Hz

  D & G

 

Macedonia

220V

50 Hz

C & F

 

Madagascar

127/220V

50 Hz

C, D, E, J & K

 

Madeira

220V

50 Hz

C & F

 

Malawi

230V

50 Hz

G

 

Malaysia

240V

50 Hz

G

 

Maldives

230V

50 Hz

A, D, G, J, K & L

 

Mali

220V

50 Hz

C & E

 

Malta

240V

50 Hz

G

 

Martinique

220V

50 Hz

C, D, & E

 

Mauritania

220V

50 Hz

C

 

Mauritius

230V

50 Hz

C & G

 

Mexico

127V

60 Hz

A & B

 

Micronesia (Federal States of)

120V

60 Hz

A & B

 

Monaco

127/220V

50 Hz

C, D, E  F

 

Mongolia

230V

 

C & E

 

Montserrat (Leeward Is.)

230V

60 Hz

A & B

 

Morocco

127/220V*

50 Hz

C & E

*Conversion to 220V only underway

Mozambique

220V

50 Hz

C, F & M*

*Type M found especially near the border with South Africa, including the capitol, Maputo.

Myanmar (formerly Burma)

230V

50 Hz

C, D, F & G*

Type G* found primarily in better hotels.  Also,  many of major
hotels chains are said to have multipurpose outlets, which will take Australian 3-pin plugs and perhaps other types.

Namibia

220V

50 Hz

D

 

Nauru

240V

50 Hz

I

 

Nepal

230V

50 Hz

C & D

 

Netherlands

230V

50 Hz

C & F

 

Netherlands Antilles

127/220V*

50 Hz

A, B, & F

*St. Martin 120V 60 Hz; Saba &(St. Eustatius 110V 60 Hz A, maybe B

New Caledonia

220V

50 Hz

F

 

New Zealand

230V

50 Hz

I

 

Nicaragua

120V

60 Hz

A

 

Niger

220V

50 Hz

A, B, C, D, E & F

 

Nigeria

240V

50 Hz

D & G

 

Northern Ireland (see United Kingdom)

 

 

 

 

Norway

230V

50 Hz

C & F

 

Okinawa

100V*

60 Hz

A, B & I

*Military facilities 120V

Oman

240V*

50 Hz

G

*Voltage variations common

Pakistan

230V

50 Hz

C & D

 

Palmyra Atoll

120V

60Hz

A & B

 

Panama

110V*

60 Hz

A, B

*Panama City 120V

Papua New Guinea

240V

50 Hz

I

 

Paraguay

220V

50 Hz

C

 

Peru

220V*

60 Hz*

A, B & C

*Talara 110/220V; Arequipa 50 Hz

Philippines

220V*

60 Hz

A, B, C

 

Poland

230V

50 Hz

C & E

 

Portugal

220V

50 Hz

C & F

 

Puerto Rico

120V

60 Hz

A & B

 

Qatar

240V

50 Hz

D & G

 

Réunion Island

220V 

50Hz

E

 

Romania

230V

50 Hz

C & F

 

Russian Federation

220V

50 Hz

C

A correspondent notes: "Plug type E can also be used (because the mains outlets do not have the protruding pin). Plug type F can sometimes be used but with reservation because in many places the mains outlet will not allow to connect such plug as the outlets have smaller hole diameters than F-plug pins.

Rwanda

230V

50 Hz

C & J

 

St. Kitts and Nevis (Leeward Is.)

230V

60 Hz

D & G

 

St. Lucia (Windward Is.)

240V

50 Hz

G

 

St. Vincent (Windward Is.)

230V

50 Hz

A, C, E, G, I & K

 

Saudi Arabia

127/220V

60 Hz

A, B, F & G

 

Scotland (See United Kingdom)

 

 

 

 

Senegal

230V

50 Hz

C, D, E & K

 

Serbia-Montenegro

220V

50 Hz

C & F

 

Seychelles

240V

50 Hz

G

 

Sierra Leone

230V

50 Hz

D & G

 

Singapore

230V

50 Hz

G

Type A adaptors are widely available from shops as an extension set of 2 to 5 sets of sockets; most commonly used for audio and video equipment. 

Slovak Republic

230V

50 Hz

E

 

Slovenia

220V

50 Hz

C & F

 

Somalia

220V*

50 Hz

C

*Berbera 230V; Merca 110/220V

South Africa

220/230V*

50 Hz

M**

*Grahamstad & Port Elizabeth 250V; also found in King Williams
** Types C & G can also be found in some areas.

Spain

230V

50 Hz

C & F

 

Sri Lanka

230V

50 Hz

D

 

Sudan

230V

50 Hz

C & D

 

Suriname

127V

60 Hz

C & F

 

Swaziland

230V

50 Hz

M

 

Sweden

230V

50 Hz

C & F

 

Switzerland

230V

50 Hz

J

Type C plugs  are common on appliances, and will fit the Type J outlet.

Syria

220V

50 Hz

C, E, & L

 

Tahiti

110/220V

60 Hz

A, B, E

Information is based mainly on hotel experiences reported by travelers.

Tajikistan

220V

50 Hz

C & I

 

Taiwan

110V

60 Hz

A, B

 

Tanzania

230V

50 Hz

D & G

 

Thailand

220V

50 Hz

A & C*

*Some outlets are a combination of type A and C and can accept either type plug.

Togo

220V*

50 Hz

C

*Lome 127V

Tonga

240V

50 Hz

I

 

Trinidad & Tobago

115V

60 Hz

A & B

 

Tunisia

230V

50 Hz

CE 

 

Turkey

230V

50 Hz

CF

 

Turkmenistan

220V

50 Hz

B & F

 

Uganda

240V

50 Hz

G

 

Ukraine

220V

50 Hz

C

 

United Arab Emirates

220V*

50 Hz

C, D & G

 

United Kingdom

230V*

50 Hz

G

*Outlets typically controlled by adjacent switch.  
Though nominal voltage has been officially changed to 230V, 240V is within tolerances and commonly found. 

United States of America

120V

60 Hz

A & B

 

Uruguay

220V

50 Hz

C, F, I* & L

Type F becoming more common as a result of computer use.  *Neutral and line wires are reversed from that used in Australia and elsewhere.  Click here for more.

Uzbekistan

220V

50 Hz

C & I

 

Vanuatu

230V

50 Hz

I

Some Type G may linger from British Colonial period, but are a rarity.

Venezuela

120V

60 Hz

A & B

 

Vietnam

127/220V*

50 Hz

A, C & G

*To be standardized at 220V.  Type G found in newer hotels, primarily those built by Singaporean and Hong Kong developers.

Virgin Islands (British and U.S.)

115V

60 Hz

A & B

 

Wales (See United Kingdom)

 

 

 

 

Western Samoa

230V

50 Hz

I

 

Yemen, Rep. of

220/230V

50 Hz

A, D & G

 

Yugoslavia (Former)

220V

50 Hz

C & F

 

Zambia

230V

50 Hz

C, D & G

 

Zimbabwe

220V

50 Hz

D & G

 

 


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