Are you planning to visit China? Check if you need a power plug adapter or voltage converter for the power sockets (outlets) used in China.
- You need a power plug adapter in China, when living in the United Kingdom.
Below you find pictures of the applied power sockets and corresponding plugs. And we provide more information about the voltage and frequency.
Electricity in China
In China the power plug sockets are of type A, C and I. The standard voltage is 220 V and the frequency is 50 Hz.
Power plug adapter needed in China?
In China the power plug sockets are of type A, C and I. Check out the following pictures. When living in the United Kingdom you need a power plug adapter for sockets type A, C and I.
- Your appliances with plug G don't fit socket A, C or I.
Buy a power plug (travel) adapter
We don't sell power plug adapters. We refer you to Amazon, 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.
Voltage converter needed in China?
In China the standard voltage is 220 V and the frequency is 50 Hz. You can use your electric appliances in China, because the standard voltage (220 V) is (more or less) the same as in the United Kingdom (230 V). Manufacturers take these small deviations into account. So you don't need a voltage converter in China, when living in the United Kingdom.
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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