Global Mains Voltages and Plug Patterns

Below are comprehensive listings for worldwide voltages and plug types. Countries are listed by geographic region initially, then alphabetically. These charts show the nominal single phase voltages for each country. There is a standard tolerance of 10% allowance but in some areas (particularly in developing countries) the tolerances may be much greater, as are variations from the listed nominal frequencies.

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Information listed here is for general guidance and, although we endeavour to provide correct and up-to-date data, the listings below cannot be guaranteed and you should check with the appropriate authorities for more accurate information. However, if you spot any glaring errors please let us know!

Europe

Country Voltage Frequency (Hz) Plug Type(s) Notes
Albania 220 50 C, F, L Standard sockets are F and L. Type C sockets will accept type L plugs.
Armenia 230 50 C, F  
Austria 230 50 C, F  
Azerbaijan 230 50 C, F  
Balaeric Islands 220 50 C, F  
Belarus 220 50 C  
Belgium 230 50 C, E  
Bosnia & Herzegovina 220 50 C, F  
Bulgaria 230 50 C, F  
Canary Islands 220 50 C, E, F, L  
Channel Islands 230 50 C, G  
Croatia 230 50 C, F  
Cyprus 240 50 G  
Czech Republic 230 50 C, E  
Denmark 230 50 C, E, K  
Estonia 230 50 C, F  
Faroe Islands 220 50 C, K  
Finland 230 (formerly 220) 50 C, F  
France 230 (formerly 220) 50 C, E  
Georgia 220 50 C  
Germany 230 (formerly 220) 50 C, F  
Greece 230 (formerly 220) 50 C, F Type C used in all new installations. Corfu is 220V.
Hungary 230 50 C, F  
Iceland 230 50 C, F  
Ireland 230 (formerly 220) 50 G In older installations types D, F or M sockets may be found.
Italy 230 (formerly 220) 50 C, F, L  
Latvia 220 50 C, F  
Liechtenstein 230 50 C, J  
Lithuania 220 50 C, F  
Luxembourg 230 (formerly 220) 50 C, F  
Macedonia 220 50 C, F  
Malta 230 50 G  
Moldova 220 50 C, F  
Monaco 127 & 220 50 C, D, E, F  
Netherlands 230 (formerly 220) 50 C, F  
Norway 230 50 C, F  
Poland 230 (formerly 220) 50 C, E  
Portugal (inc. Madeira & The Azores) 220 50 C, F  
Romania 230 (formerly 220) 50 C, F  
Serbia 220 50 C, F  
Slovak Republic 230 50 C, E  
Slovenia 230 50 C, F  
Spain 230 (formerly 220) 50 C, F  
Sweden 230 (formerly 220) 50 C, F  
Switzerland 230 50 C, J Type E may be found in some older installations and is generally compatible with type J.
Turkey 230 50 C, F  
Ukraine 220 50 C, F  
United Kingdom 230 50 G Types D and M may be found in older installations. Former voltage 240V in mainland Britain, supply voltage remains centred around this. Isle of Man is 240V.
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Middle East

Country Voltage Frequency Plug Type(s) Notes
Afghanistan 220 50 G  
Bahrain 230 50 G Awali 110V/60Hz.
Iran 220 50 C, F Type C is less common. Type F used for all new installations.
Israel 230 50 C, H, M  
Jordan 230 50 B, C, D, F, G, J  
Kuwait 240 50 C, G  
Kyrgyzstan 220 50 C  
Lebanon 240 50 A, B, C, D, G  
Oman 240 50 C, G Voltage fluctuations are common!
Pakistan 230 50 C, D, G, M Karachi Electric Supply Corporation standard is 240V/50Hz.
Palestine 230 50 C, H, M  
Qatar 240 50 D, G  
Saudi Arabia 127 & 220 60 A, B, F, G Dual-voltage system across the country. Unification to 230V is a possible near-future step.
Syria 220 50 C, E, L  
Tajikistan 220 50 C, I  
Turkey 230 50 C, F  
Turkmenistan 220 50 B, F  
United Arab Emirates 220 50 C, D, G  
Uzbekistan 220 50 C, I  
Yemen 230 50 A, D, G  
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Africa

Country Voltage Frequency Plug Type(s) Notes
Algeria 127 / 220 50 B, F  
Angola 220 50 A, B  
Benin 220 50 C, E  
Botswana 230 50 D, G, M  
Burkina Faso 220 50 C, E  
Burundi 220 50 C, E  
Cameroon 220 50 C, E  
Cape Verde 220 50 C, F  
Central African Republic 220 50 C, E  
Chad 220 50 D, E, F  
Democratic Republic of Congo 220 50 C, D  
Republic of Congo 230 50 C, E  
Djibouti 220 50 C, E  
Egypt 220 50 C  
Equatorial Guinea 220 50 C, E  
Eritrea 230 50 C  
Ethiopia 220 50 C, E, F, L  
Gabon 220 50 C  
Gambia 230 50 G  
Ghana 230 50 D, G  
Guinea 220 50 C, F, K  
Ivory Coast 230 50 C, E  
Kenya 240 50 G  
Liberia 120 & 240 50 (formerly 60) A, B, C, E, F Types A & B used for 110V/120V, types C & F used for 230/240V.
Libya 127 50 D, L Barca, Benghazi, Darnah, Sabha and Tobruk are 230V.
Madagascar 127 & 220 50 C, D, E, J, K  
Malawi 230 50 G  
Mali 220 50 C, E  
Mauritania 220 50 C  
Mauritius 230 50 C, G  
Morocco 127 & 220 50 C, E Conversion to a 220V standard is in progress.
Mozambique 220 50 C, F, M  
Namibia 220 50 D, M  
Niger 220 50 A, B, C, D, E, F  
Nigeria 240 50 D, G  
Rwanda 230 50 C, J  
Senegal 230 50 C, D, E, K  
Seychelles 240 50 G  
Sierra Leone 230 50 D, G  
Somalia 220 50 C  
South Africa 230 50 C, M IEC 60906-1 also used.
Sudan 230 50 C, D  
Swaziland 230 50 M  
Togo 220 50 C Lome is 127V.
Tunisia 230 50 C, E  
Zambia 230 50 C, D, G  
Zimbabwe 220 50 D, G  
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Asia & The Pacific

Country Voltage Frequency Plug Type(s) Notes
Australia 240 50 C  
Bangladesh 220 50 A, C, D, G, K  
Bhutan 230 50 D, F, G, M  
Brunei 240 50 G  
Burma (Myanmar) 230 50 C, D, F, G  
Cambodia 230 50 A, C, G  
China 220 50 A, C, I  
East Timor 220 50 C, E, F, I  
Fiji 240 50 I  
Hong Kong 220 50 G Type M used (rarely) where required current is 13-15A.
India 230 50 C, D, M Residential power is 240V.
Indonesia 220 50 C, F, G Type G is rare.
Japan 100 50 & 60 A, B East Japan is 50Hz (Tokyo, Kawasaki, Sapporo, Yokohama and Sendai), West Japan is 60 Hz (Okinawa, Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe, Nagoya and Hiroshima).
Kazakhstan 220 50 C, E, F Voltage fluctuations are frequent due to unstable electrical system.
Korea 220 60 C, F Type F also used in South Korea.
Laos 230 50 A, B, C, E, F  
Macau 220 50 D, M, G Type F also found occasionally.
Malaysia 230/240 50 C, G, M Official standard is 230V although 240V is more common.
Maldives 230 50 A, D, G, J, K, L  
Mongolia 220 50 C, E  
Myanmar (Burma) 230 50 C, D, F, G  
Nepal 230 50 C, D, M  
New Zealand 230 50 I  
Papua New Guinea 240 50 I  
Philippines 220 60 A, B, C  
Russian Federation 220 50 C, F  
Samoa 230 50 I  
Singapore 230 50 C, G  
Sri Lanka 230 50 D, M, G  
Tahiti 110 & 220 50 & 60 A, B, E Marquesas Islands are 50Hz.
Taiwan 110 60 A, B  
Thailand 220 50 A, B, C, F Unearthed type I also found.
Vietnam 220 50 A, C, G Type A is standard in North Vietnam, type C is standard in South Vietnam.
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North America

Country Voltage Frequency Plug Type(s) Notes
Canada 120 60 A, B Larger buildings may have 3-phase power at 208/120V or 600/347V.
Greenland 220 50 C, K  
United States 120 60 A, B  
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Central & South America

Country Voltage Frequency Plug Type(s) Notes
Antigua 230 60 A, B  
Argentina 220 50 C Note that neutral and live wires are reversed!
Bahamas 120 60 A, B  
Belize 110 & 220 60 A, B, G  
Bermuda 120 60 A, B  
Bolivia 220 50 A, C  
Brazil 127 & 220 60 A, B, C, I IEC 60906-1 also used post-2010.
Chile 220 50 C, L  
Columbia 120 60 A, B Some high-powered devices use 240V.
Costa Rica 120 60 A, B  
Cuba 110 60 A, B  
Dominica 230 50 D, G  
Dominican Republic 110 60 A, B  
Ecuador 120 60 A, B  
El Salvador 115 60 A, B  
Falkland Islands 240 50 G  
Grenada 230 50 G  
Guatemala 120 60 A, B  
Haiti 110 60 A, B  
Honduras 110 60 A, B  
Jamaica 110 & 220 50 A, B  
Mexico 127 60 A, B  
Nicaragua 120 60 A, B  
Panama 110 60 A, B Panama City is 120V.
Paraguay 220 50 C  
Peru 220 60 A, B, C Some areas are 50Hz. Talara is 110/220V.
Puerto Rico 120 60 A, B  
Suriname 127 60 C, F  
Trinidad & Tobago 115 60 A, B  
Uruguay 230 (formerly 220) 50 C, F, L Note that neutral and live wires are reversed! Type I also found (rarely).
Venezuela 120 60 A, B Type G 240V used for some high-powered devices.
Virgin Islands 110 60 A, B  
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