Do you ever find yourself heading overseas and at the last minute think, Shoot! Which power adapter do I need in this country?
I take one power plug adapter which covers the country I’m going to and a multi-box with about 4 power points in it from home so I can charge all my gadgets at once.
So here’s some photos of the power plugs/sockets/outlets I’ve started collecting:
Beware, these are not power converters, so if you have a voltage question and need a converter, scroll to the bottom of this post.
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Power plugs around the world
This is the power plug they use in the UK, Ireland, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Singapore and Hong Kong:
What power adapter do I need in France, New Caledonia and Tahiti?
What power adapter do I need in Germany and Spain?
What power adapter do I need in China?
What power plug do I need in USA and Mexico?
What power socket do they have in New Zealand, Australia, Pacific Islands? This one is also used in Argentina.
What power plug do I need in Italy?
What power plug do I need in Cuba?
What power plug do I need in Nepal?
Airline power points!
This is the power connection on Emirates in Business Class
What voltage do they use around the world?
Voltage in Australia and New Zealand is 220v.
The voltage in Canada is 110 volts.
The voltage in most Caribbean counties is 110v. Same as USA and Canada.
The voltage in China is 220v.
The voltage in Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Greece is 230v.
Voltage in India is 230v.
The voltage in Japan is 100v. Be careful you don’t use a device with a higher voltage.
The voltage in London and the UK is 230v. If your device runs on a lower voltage make sure you have a converter.
The voltage in Mexico is 127v. They use the same power point as the USA with 2 or 3 prongs.
Voltage in Philippines is 220v.
Voltage in Thailand is 230v.
Voltage in USA is 120 volts.
You will need a voltage converter to plug in appliances with different voltages. This does not apply to laptops, devices, camera chargers. You can plus these in with just a power point converter to fit the right plug.