POWER PLUGS AND POWER SOCKETS OF THE WORLD

Check your need for a power plug adapter when traveling

Belgium

  • Voltage: 230 V
  • Frequency: 50 Hz
  • Power sockets: type E

In Belgium the standard voltage is 230 V. The standard frequency is 50 Hz. The power sockets that are used are of type E. Below you find pictures of these power sockets and corresponding plugs.

Your need for an adapter depends on the voltage, frequency and power plugs in the country you live in. If you are not sure, you can select your country in the right column.

Voltage and frequency

You can use your appliances in Belgium, if the standard voltage in your country is in between 220V - 240V (as in the UK, Europe, Australia and most of Asia and Africa). Manufacturers take these small deviations into account. If the standard voltage in your country is in the range of 100V - 127V (as in the US, Canada and most South American countries), you need a power converter. To be sure, check the label on the appliance. If it states 'INPUT: 100-240V, 50/60 Hz', it can be used in all countries of the world (like chargers for tablets/laptops, photo cameras, cell phones, toothbrushes).

If the frequency in Belgium (50 Hz) differs from the one in your country, it is not advised to use your appliances. But at your own risk, you can try. Be extra careful with moving, rotating and time related appliances like clocks and electric fan heaters.

Power sockets and plugs

In Belgium the power sockets used are of type E:

In Belgium type E power plugs and sockets are used
Type E: This socket can also be used with plug C. Plug F will also do, but only with an additional pinhole.

Your need for a power plug adapter depends also on the country you live in. Check this map to see the use of different plugs and sockets in the world.

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