Are you planning to travel to Bulgaria? Check if you need a power plug adapter for the power sockets (outlets) used there. This website provides general information for people all over the world. If you live in the UK, please visit our UK website for more specific information.
- Voltage: 230 V
- Frequency: 50 Hz
- Power sockets: type F
In Bulgaria the standard voltage is 230 V. The standard frequency is 50 Hz. The power sockets that are used are of type F. 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 electric appliances in Bulgaria, 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 Bulgaria (50 Hz) differs from the one in your country, it is not advised to use your appliances, but you can try at your own risk. Be especially careful with moving, rotating and time related appliances like clocks and electric fan heaters.
Power sockets and plugs
In Bulgaria the power sockets used are of type F:
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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