Electricity Guide


Adapter Plugs DO NOT convert voltage; they modify foreign outlets to fit your American appliance.To determine the adaptor plug you need see our guide titled "Is foreign electricity foreign to you" Some countries use more than one type of outlet and you should carry the appropriate adaptor for each outlet listed. Remember, adaptor plugs DO NOT convert electricity; they simply modify foreign outlets.

Voltage Converters In the United States our electricity operates at 110 volts and most appliances sold here are manufactured to operate at 110volts . A voltage Converter converts the voltage of the country you are visiting to the voltage that your appliance accepts. Voltage Converters are designed for use with personal appliances and small electronic devices.

Dual Voltage Travel Appliances are designed so that they can be used across a wide range of voltages from 110/120 volts to 220/240 volts. They don't require a voltage converter. They either switch automatically between the voltages or they have a switch that you manually set to change the voltage.

Traveling with Computers Most laptops, tablets and smart phones are multi-voltage and will operate on voltages ranging from 100-240 volts. Most desktop computers are dual voltage and can be switched from 110/120 to 220/240 volts. However computer peripherals, including monitors, printers and speakers, may require a voltage converter.

Playing It Safe With expensive equipment, you may want to protect from electrical surges in countries that operate with 220/240 volts, use a surge protector designed to operate on 220-240 volt power systems such as Voltage Valet's EuroSurge. Do not attempt to use a 110-120 volt North American surge protector on a 220-240 volt power system, even with a step down transformer. This will damage the 110-120 volt surge protector and may damage your computer.

Country Adapter Grounded Adapter Electrical Outlet Volts AC
Afghanistan B, F B-Ground 3, 11 220
Albania B B-Ground 2 220
Algeria B, F B-Ground 3, 11 127/220
American Samoa A,B,C A-Ground,B-Ground,C-Ground 1, 2, 8 120/220
Andorra B B-Ground 2, 3 220
Angola B B-Ground 2 220
Anguilla A A-Ground 1 110
Antigua / Barbuda A,D A-Ground,D-Ground 1, 9 230
Argentina B,C C-Ground 3, 8 220
Armenia B B-Ground 2 220
Aruba A,B A-Ground,B-Ground 1, 2 115
Australia C C-Ground 8 240
Austria B B-Ground 2 230
Azerbaijan B B-Ground 2, 3 220
Azores B,E B-Ground 2, 10 220
Bahamas A A-Ground 1 120
Bahrain D, F D-Ground 9, 11 220
Bali (Indonesia) B B-Ground 2 220
Bangladesh B,D, F B-Ground,D-Ground 2, 9, 11 220
Barbados A A-Ground 1 115
Belarus B B-Ground,GUR 2, 3 220
Belgium B B-Ground 2 230
Belize A,D A-Ground,D-Ground 1, 9 110/220
Benin B, F B-Ground 2, 11 220
Bermuda A A-Ground 1 120
Bhutan B,D, F B-Ground,D-Ground 3, 9, 11 220
Bolivia A,B A-Ground 1, 2 110/220
Bonaire A A-Ground 1 110
Bosnia-Herzegovina B B-Ground 2 220
Botswana D,E D-Ground,E-Ground 9, 10 220
Brazil A,B A-Ground 1, 3, 12 110/220
British Virgin Islands D D-Ground 9 220
Brunei D D-Ground 9 240
Bulgaria B B-Ground 2 220
Burkina Faso B B-Ground 2 220
Burma (Myanmar) B,D, F B-Ground,D-Ground 2, 9, 11 230
Burundi B B-Ground 2 220
Cambodia A,B A-Ground,B-Ground 1, 2 120/220
Cameroon B, F B-Ground,GUF 2, 11 220
Canada A A-Ground 1 120
Canary Islands (Spain) B B-Ground 2, 3 220
Cape Verde Islands B B-Ground 2 220
Cayman Islands A A-Ground 1 120
Central African Rep. B B-Ground 2 220
Chad B, F B-Ground 2, 11 220
Channel Islands B,D B-Ground,D-Ground 2, 9 220
Chile B   5 220
China B,C,D B-Ground,C-Ground,D-Ground 2, 8, 9 220
Colombia A A-Ground 1 110
Comoros B B-Ground 2 220
Congo, D. Rep. of B, F B-Ground 2, 11 220
Congo, Rep. of B B-Ground 3 220
Cook Islands C C-Ground 8 240
Corsica (France) B B-Ground, 3, 5 220
Costa Rica A A-Ground 1 120
Cote d’Ivoire B B-Ground 3 220
Croatia B B-Ground 2 220
Cuba A,B A-Ground,B-Ground 1, 2 120/220
Curacao A,B A-Ground,B-Ground 1, 2 120/127
Cyprus B,D B-Ground,D-Ground 2, 9 240
Czech Republic B B-Ground 2 220
Denmark B   4 230
Djibouti B B-Ground 2, 3 220
Dominica B,D, F B-Ground,D-Ground 2, 9, 11 230
Dominican Rep. A A-Ground 1 110
East Timor B,C B-Ground,C-Ground 2, 8 220
Ecuador A A-Ground 1 120
Egypt B B-Ground 2 220
El Salvador A A-Ground 1 115
England (UK) D,E D-Ground,E-Ground 9, 10 240
Eq. Guinea B B-Ground 3 220
Eritrea B, F B-Ground 2, 11 220
Estonia B B-Ground 2, 3 220
Ethiopia B, F   5, 11 220
Fiji C C-Ground 8 240
Finland B B-Ground 2 230
France B B-Ground 3 230
French Guiana B B-Ground 3 230
French Polynesia A,B A-Ground,B-Ground 1, 3 110/220
Gabon B B-Ground 2, 3 220
Gambia D D-Ground 9 220
Georgia B B-Ground 2, 3 220
Germany B B-Ground 2 230
Ghana B,D, F B-Ground,D-Ground 2, 9, 11 220
Gibraltar D D-Ground 9 240
Greece B B-Ground 2 230
Greenland B   4 220
Grenada B,D, F B-Ground,D-Ground 2, 9, 11 230
Grenadines /
St. Vincent
B,D, F B-Ground,D-Ground 2, 9, 11 230
Guadeloupe B B-Ground 2, 3 220
Guam A A-Ground 1 120
Guatemala A A-Ground 1 120
Guinea B B-Ground 2 220
Guinea Bissau B B-Ground 2 220
Guyana A,D, F A-Ground,D-Ground 1, 9, 11 110/220
Haiti A A-Ground 1 110
Honduras A A-Ground 1 110
Hong Kong D,E D-Ground,E-Ground 9, 10 220
Hungary B B-Ground 2 220
Iceland B B-Ground 2 220
India E, F E-Ground, 10, 11 220
Indonesia B B-Ground 2 220
Iran B B-Ground 2 220
Iraq B,D, F B-Ground,D-Ground 2, 9, 11 220
Ireland, Republic of D,E D-Ground,E-Ground 9, 10 220
Israel B   7 230
Italy B   5 230
Ivory Coast B B-Ground 2 220
Jamaica A A-Ground 1 110
Japan A A-Ground 1 100
Jordan B,D, F B-Ground,D-Ground 2, 9, 11 220
Kazakhstan B B-Ground 2, 3 220
Kenya B,D, F B-Ground,D-Ground 2, 9, 11 240
Kiribati A,C A-Ground 1, 8 110/220
Korea (North & South) A,B A-Ground,B-Ground 1, 2 110/220
Kuwait B,D, F B-Ground,D-Ground 2, 9, 11 240
Kyrgyzstan B B-Ground,GUR 2, 3 220
Laos A,B A-Ground,B-Ground 1, 2 220
Latvia B B-Ground 2, 3 220
Lebanon B, F B-Ground 2, 11 220
Lesotho B,E B-Ground,E-Ground 2, 10 240
Liberia A,B A-Ground,B-Ground 1, 2 120/230
Libya B, F   5, 11 230
Liechtenstein B B-Ground 2, 6 220
Lithuania B B-Ground 2 220
Luxembourg B B-Ground 2 230
Macao B, F B-Ground 2, 11 220
Macedonia B B-Ground 2 220
Madagascar B, F B-Ground 2, 3, 11 220
Madeira (Portugal) B, F B-Ground 2, 11 220
Majorca (Spain) B B-Ground 2 220
Malawi D D-Ground 9 230
Malaysia D D-Ground 9 240
Maldives B, F B-Ground,GUF 2, 11 220
Mali B B-Ground 2, 3 220
Malta D D-Ground 9 240
Martinique B, F B-Ground 2, 3 220
Mauritania B B-Ground 2 220
Mauritius B,D, F B-Ground,D-Ground 2, 9, 11 230
Mexico A A-Ground 1 120
Micronesia A A-Ground 1 120
Moldova (Moldavia) B B-Ground 2 220
Monaco B, F B-Ground 2, 3, 11 220
Mongolia B B-Ground 2 220
Montenegro B B-Ground 2 220
Montserrat A,D A-Ground,D-Ground 1, 9 230
Morocco B, F B-Ground 2, 11 220
Mozambique B,E B-Ground,E-Ground 2, 10 220
Myanmar B,D, F B-Ground,D-Ground 2, 9, 11 230
Namibia E, F E-Ground 10, 11 220
Nauru A,C A-Ground, C-Ground 1, 8 220
Nepal B, F B-Ground 2, 11 220
Neth. Antilles A,B A-Ground,B-Ground 1, 2 110/220
Netherlands B B-Ground 2 230
New Caledonia B B-Ground 2 220
New Hebrides C C-Ground 8 220
New Zealand C C-Ground 8 230
NicaraA-Ground A A-Ground 1 120
Niger B B-Ground 3 220
Nigeria D, F D-Ground 9, 11 230
Northern Ireland (UK) D,E D-Ground,E-Ground 9, 10 220
Norway B B-Ground 2 230
Okinawa (Japan) A A-Ground 1 110
Oman B,D, F B-Ground,D-Ground 2, 9, 11 240
Pakistan B, D, F D-Ground 3, 9, 11 230
Palau A A-Ground 1 120
Palestine B   7 230
Panama A A-Ground 1 120
Papua New Guinea C C-Ground 8 240
ParaA-Groundy B B-Ground 2 220
Peru A,B A-Ground 1 110/220
Philippines A,B A-Ground,B-Ground 1, 2 110/220
Poland B B-Ground 2 220
Portugal B B-Ground 2 230
Puerto Rico A A-Ground 1 120
Qatar D, F D-Ground 9, 11 240
Reunion B B-Ground 3 220
Romania B B-Ground 2 220
Russia B B-Ground 2, 3 220
Rwanda B B-Ground 2 220
Samoa C C-Ground 8 230
San Marino B B-Ground 5 220
San Tome & Principe B B-Ground 2 220
Sardinia (Italy) B   5 220
Saudi Arabia A,B,D A-Ground,B-Ground,D-Ground 1, 3, 9 127/220
Scotland (UK) D,E D-Ground,E-Ground 9, 10 220
Senegal B, F B-Ground 3, 11 220
Serbia B B-Ground 2 220
Seychelles D, F D-Ground 9, 11 240
Sierra Leone D, F D-Ground 9, 11 230
Singapore B,D, F B-Ground,D-Ground 2, 9, 11 230
Slovakia B B-Ground 2, 3 220
Slovenia B B-Ground 2 220
Solomon Islands C,D C-Ground,D-Ground 8, 9 220
Somalia B B-Ground 2 220
South Africa E E-Ground 10 230
Spain B B-Ground 2 230
Sri Lanka B, F B-Ground 2, 11 230
St. Barts (Barthelemy) B B-Ground 3 220
St. Kitts-Nevis D, F D-Ground 9, 11 230
St. Lucia B,D B-Ground,D-Ground 2, 9 240
St. Martin B B-Ground 2, 3 220
St. Vincent & Grenadines D D-Ground 9 230
Sudan B,D, F B-Ground,D-Ground 2, 9, 11 240
Suriname A,B A-Ground,B-Ground 1, 2 110/220
Swaziland B,E B-Ground,E-Ground 2, 10 230
Sweden B B-Ground 2 230
Switzerland B   6 230
Syria B B-Ground 2 220
Tahiti (French Polynesia) A,B A-Ground,B-Ground 1, 3 127/220
Taiwan A A-Ground 1 110
Tajikistan B B-Ground 2, 3 220
Tanzania D, F D-Ground 9, 11 230
Tasmania (Australia) C C-Ground 8 240
Thailand A,B A-Ground,B-Ground 1, 2 220
Tibet B,C B-Ground,C-Ground 2, 8 220
Togo B B-Ground 2, 3 220
Tonga A,C A-Ground,C-Ground 1, 8 110/220
Trinidad & Tobago A A-Ground 1 115/230
Tunisia B B-Ground 2, 5 220
Turkey B B-Ground 2 220
Turkmenistan B B-Ground 2, 3 220
Turks & Caicos Is. A A-Ground 1 120
Tuvalu C C-Ground 8 220
Uganda D, F D-Ground 9, 11 240
Ukraine B B-Ground 2, 3 220
United Arab Emirates D, F D-Ground 9, 11 220
United Kingdom D,E D-Ground,E-Ground 9, 10 240
United States A A-Ground 1 120
Uruguay B,C B-Ground,C-Ground 2,5,8 220
Uzbekistan B B-Ground 2, 3 220
Vanuatu B,C,D B-Ground,C-Ground,D-Ground 3, 8, 9 220
Venezuela A A-Ground 1 120
Vietnam A,B,D A-Ground,B-Ground,D-Ground 1, 3, 9 120/220
Virgin Islands (US) A A-Ground 1 110
Virgin Islands (British) A A-Ground 1 120
Wales (UK) D,E D-Ground,E-Ground 9, 10 220
Yemen B,D, F B-Ground,D-Ground 2, 9, 11 220
Zambia B,D,E B-Ground,D-Ground,E-Ground 2, 9, 10 220
Zimbabwe D, F D-Ground 9, 11 220