Germany

Are you planning to visit Germany? Check if you need a power plug adapter or voltage converter for the power sockets (outlets) used in Germany.

The following information is for travelers living in Australia. I live in another country.
  • You need a power plug adapter in Germany, when living in Australia.

Below you find pictures of the applied power sockets and corresponding plugs. And we provide more information about the voltage and frequency.

Electricity in Germany

In Germany the power plugs and sockets are of type F. The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.

Power plug adapter needed in Germany?

In Germany the power plugs and sockets are of type F. Check out the following pictures. When living in Australia you will need a power plug adapter for sockets type F.

  • Your appliances with plug I don't fit socket F.

Buy a power plug (travel) adapter

We don't sell power plug adapters. We refer you to Amazon or Ebay where you will find a great selection of travel adapters.

You can also check the map to see the use of different plugs and sockets in the world.

Spread of Power Plugs and Sockets around the world

Voltage converter needed in Germany?

In Germany the standard voltage is 230 V and the frequency is 50 Hz. You can use your electric appliances in Germany, because the standard voltage (230 V) is the same as in Australia. So you don't need a voltage converter in Germany, when living in Australia.

To be sure, check the label on the appliance. Some appliances never need a converter. If the label states 'INPUT: 100-240V, 50/60 Hz' the appliance can be used in all countries in the world. This is common for chargers of tablets/laptops, photo cameras, cell phones, toothbrushes, etc.

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