What type of socket is used in each country?

What shape will an electrical outlet take when you travel abroad?

An adapter isn’t necessarily the most glamorous tool you’ll need when traveling abroad, but it’s indispensable in every corner of the globe. In fact, there are over 15 different types of electrical outlet worldwide. The most common plug is type C, used throughout Europe, Asia and South America.

If you go to Israel, you’ll get type H sockets, in Italy type L and in Thailand type O. As you can see, wherever you go, the sockets may not be at all suitable for your electronic devices. Whether it’s your razor, your computer or your cell phone, you won’t be able to recharge their batteries without a suitable electrical outlet. The ideal solution is to carry a universal adapter with you, so you can take it with you wherever you go when you need it.

So, whenever you’re in any doubt before setting off on a trip, you need to check which model of electrical socket is used in your destination and what it can accommodate as a plug (electrical plug, the mobile connector).

The best solution: buy a universal plug adapter

It costs less than €10 on Amazon and you only buy it once for all your future trips: one of your best practical investments!

Adaptateur universel pour les prises électriques de chaque pays

Here’s an infographic that summarizes the world’s most commonly used electrical outlets. Please note that some sockets accept more than one type of plug. For more details, go to the next section of the infographic, where we’ve compiled a table containing all the information you need on this subject.

Guide des prises électriques pour voyager à l'étranger, adaptateur

Type or model of socket outlet in each country

 

Country Voltage Male plug Plug type/model
Azores 230 V B / C / F B / C / F
Afghanistan 220 V C / F C / F
South Africa 230 V C / D / M / N D / M / N
Albania 230 V C / F C / F
Algérie 230 V C / F C / F
Allemagne 230 V C / F F
Andorre 230 V C / F F
Angleterre 230 V G G
Angola 220 V C C
Anguilla 110 V A A
Antigua-et-Barbuda 230 V A / B A / B
Antilles néerlandaises 127 V / 220 V A / B / C / F A / B / F
Arabie Saoudite 127 V / 220 V A / B / C / G A / B / C / G
Argentine 220 V C / I C / I
Arménie 230 V C / F C / F
Aruba 120 V A / B / F A / B / F
Australie 240 V I I
Autriche 230 V C / F F
Azerbaïdjan 220 V C / F C / F
Bahamas 120 V A / B A / B
Bahreïn 230 V G G
Bangladesh 220 V C / D / G / K C / D / G / K
Barbade 115 V A / B A / B
Belgique 230 V C / E E
Belize 110 V / 220 V B / G B / G
Bénin 220 V C / E E
Bermuda 120 V A / B A / B
Bhoutan 230 V C / D / F / G D / F / G
Biélorussie 220 V C / F C / F
Birmanie (officiellement Myanmar) 230 V C / D / F / G C / D / F / G
Bolivie 230 V A / C A / C
Bosnie-Herzégovine 230 V C / F F
Botswana 230 V D / G D / G
Brésil 127 V / 220 V C / N N
Brunei 240 V G G
Bulgarie 230 V C / F F
Burkina 220 V C / E C / E
Burundi 220 V C / E C / E
Cambodge 230 V A / C / G A / C / G
Cameroun 220 V C / E C / E
Canada 120 V A / B A / B
Cap-Vert 230 V C / F C / F
Chili 220 V C / L C / L
Chine 220 V A / C / I A / C / I
Chypre 230 V C / G / F G / F
Colombie 110 V A / B A / B
Comores 220 V C / E C / E
Congo (Brazzaville) 230 V C / E C / E
Congo (Kinshasa) 220 V C / D / E C / D / E
North Korea 110 V / 220 V A / C A / C
South Korea 110 V / 220 V A / B / C / F A / B / C / F
Costa Rica 120 V A / B A / B
Ivory Coast 220 V C / E C / E
Croatia 230 V C / F F
Cuba 110 V / 220 V A / B / C / L A / B / C / L
Denmark 230 V C / E / F / K E / F / K
Djibouti 220 V C / E C / E
Dominique 230 V D / G D / G
Scotland 230 V G G
Egypt 220 V C / F C / F
United Arab Emirates 240 V G G
Ecuador 120 V A / B A / B
Eritrea 230 V C / L C / L
Spain 230 V C / F F
Estonia 230 V C / F F
United States of America 120 V A / B A / B
Ethiopia 220 V C / F C / F
Fiji 240 V I I
Finland 230 V C / F F
France 230 V C / E E
Gabon 220 V C C
Gambie 230 V G G
Gaza (la bande de Gaza) 230 V H H
Géorgie 220 V C / F C / F
Ghana 230 V D / G D / G
Gibraltar 230 V C / G C / G
Grèce 230 V C / F F
Grenade (îles du Vent) 230 V G G
Groenland 230 V C / K K
Guadeloupe 230 V C / D / E C / D / E
Guam 110 V A / B A / B
Guatemala 120 V A / B / G / I A / B / G / I
Guinée 220 V C / F / K C / F / K
Guinée équatoriale 220 V C / E C / E
Guinée-Bissau 220 V C C
Guyana 240 V A / B / D / G A / B / D / G
Guyane 220 V C / D / E C / D / E
Haïti 110 V A / B A / B
Honduras 110 V A / B A / B
Hong Kong 220 V G G
Hongrie 230 V C / F F
Île de Man 230 V C / G C / G
Îles Caïmans 120 V A / B A / B
Îles Féroé 230 V C / E / F / K E / F / K
Îles Vierges 110 V A / B A / B
Îles Anglo-Normandes (Guernesey & Jersey) 230 V C / G C / G
Îles Baléares 230 V C / F F
Îles Canaries 230 V C / E / L C / E / L
Îles Cook 240 V I I
Îles Malouines 240 V G G
Îles Turques-et-Caïques 120 V A / B A / B
Inde 230 V C / D / M C / D / M
Indonésie 230 V C / F C / F
Irak 230 V C / D / G C / D / G
Iran 230 V C / F C / F
Irlande 230 V G G
Irlande du Nord 230 V G G
Islande 230 V C / F F
Israël 230 V C / H H
Italie 230 V C / F / L F / L
Jamaïque 110 V A / B A / B
Japon 100 V A / B A / B
Jordanie 230 V C / D / F / G / J C / D / F / G / J
Kazakhstan 220 V C / F C / F
Kenya 240 V G G
Kirghizstan 220 V C / F C / F
Kiribati 240 V I I
Kosovo 230 V C / F F
Koweït 240 V C / G C / G
Laos 230 V A / B / C / E / F A / B / C / E / F
Lesotho 220 V M M
Lettonie 230 V C / F C / F
Liban 230 V C / D / G C / D / G
Libéria 120 V A / B A / B
Libye 127 V / 230 V C / D / F D / F
Liechtenstein 230 V C / J J
Lituanie 230 V C / F F
Luxembourg 230 V C / F F
Macao 220 V D / G D / G
Macédoine 230 V C / F F
Madagascar 127 V / 220 V C / D / E / J / K C / D / E / J / K
Madeira 230 V C / F F
Malaisie 240 V G G
Malawi 230 V G G
Maldives 230 V C / D / G / J / K / L D / G / J / K / L
Mali 220 V C / E C / E
Malte 230 V G G
Maroc 220 V C / E C / E
Martinique 220 V C / D / E C / D / E
Maurice 230 V C / G C / G
Mauritanie 220 V C C
Mexique 127 V A / B A / B
Micronésie 120 V A / B A / B
Moldavie 230 V C / F C / F
Monaco 230 V C / E / F E / F
Mongolie 230 V C / E C / E
Monténégro 230 V C / F F
Montserrat (îles Leeward) 230 V A / B A / B
Mozambique 220 V C / F / M C / F / M
Myanmar (autrefois Birmanie) 230 V C / D / F / G C / D / F / G
Namibie 220 V D / M D / M
Nauru 240 V I I
Népal 230 V C / D / M C / D / M
Nicaragua 120 V A A
Niger 220 V A / B / C / D / E / F A / B / C / D / E / F
Nigéria 230 V D / G D / G
Norvège 230 V C / F F
Nouvelle-Calédonie 220 V C / F F
Nouvelle-Zélande 230 V I I
Oman 240 V C / G C / G
Uganda 240 V G G
Uzbekistan 220 V C / F C / F
Pakistan 230 V C / D C / D
Palau 120 V A / B A / B
Panama 120 V A / B A / B
Papua New Guinea 240 V I I
Paraguay 220 V C C
Netherlands 230 V C / F F
Wales 230 V G G
Peru 220 V A / B / C A / B / C
Philippines 220 V A / B / C A / B / C
Poland 230 V C / E E
Portugal 230 V C / F F
Puerto Rico 120 V A / B A / B
Qatar 240 V D / G D / G
République centrafricaine 220 V C / E C / E
République dominicaine 120 V A / B A / B
République tchèque 230 V C / E E
Réunion 230 V C / E E
Roumanie 230 V C / F F
Royaume-Uni 230 V G G
Russie 220 V C / F C / F
Rwanda 230 V C / J C / J
Saint-Barthélemy / Saint Barth (Antilles françaises) 230 V C / E C / E
Sainte-Lucie 230 V G G
Saint-Kitts-et-Nevis 230 V D / G D / G
Saint-Marin 230 V C / F / L F / L
Saint-Vincent-et-les-Grenadines 230 V A / C / E / G / I / K A / C / E / G / I / K
Salvador 115 V A / B / C / D / E / F / G / I / J / L A / B / C / D / E / F / G / I / J / L
Samoa 230 V I I
American Samoa 120 V A / B / F / I A / B / F / I
Sao Tome and Principe 230 V C / L C / L
Senegal 230 V C / D / E / K C / D / E / K
Serbie 230 V C / F F
Seychelles 240 V G G
Sierra Leone 230 V D / G D / G
Singapour 230 V G G
Slovaquie 230 V C / E E
Slovénie 230 V C / F F
Somalie 220 V C C
Soudan 230 V C / D C / D
Soudan du Sud 230 V C / D C / D
Sri Lanka 230 V D / G / M D / G / M
Suède 230 V C / F F
Suisse 230 V C / J J
Surinam 127 V C / F C / F
Swaziland 230 V M M
Syrie 220 V C / E / L C / E / L
Tadjikistan 220 V C / F C / F
Tahiti 220 V C / E C / E
Taïwan 110 V A / B A / B
Tanzanie 230 V D / G D / G
Tchad 220 V C / D / E / F D / E / F
Thaïlande 230 V A / B / C A / B / C
Timor oriental 220 V C / E / F / I C / E / F / I
Togo 220 V C C
Tonga 240 V I I
Trinité-et-Tobago 115 V A / B A / B
Tunisie 230 V C / E C / E
Turkménistan 220 V C / F C / F
Turks et Caïcos 120 V A / B A / B
Turquie 230 V C / F F
Ukraine 230 V C / F C / F
Uruguay 220 V C / F / I / L C / F / I / L
Vanuatu 230 V I I
Venezuela 120 V A / B A / B
Vietnam 220 V A / C / G A / C / G
Yemen 230 V A / D / G A / D / G
Zambia 230 V C / D / G C / D / G
Zimbabwe 240 V D / G D / G

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Going on a trip soon? Don’t forget your universal adapter!