Are you planning to visit the Philippines? Check if you need a power plug adapter or voltage converter for the power sockets (outlets) used in the Philippines.
- You need a power plug adapter in the Philippines, when living in the United Kingdom.
- Be extra careful with certain appliances because of the difference in frequency.
Below you find pictures of the applied power sockets and corresponding plugs. And we provide more information about the voltage and frequency.
Electricity in the Philippines
In the Philippines the power plug sockets are of type A, B and C. The standard voltage is 220 V and the frequency is 60 Hz.
Power plug adapter needed in the Philippines?
In the Philippines the power plug sockets are of type A, B and C. Check out the following pictures. When living in the United Kingdom you need a power plug adapter for sockets type A, B and C.
- Your appliances with plug G don't fit socket A, B or C.
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 the Philippines?
In the Philippines the standard voltage is 220 V and the frequency is 60 Hz. You can use your electric appliances in the Philippines, 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 the Philippines, when living in the United Kingdom.
The frequency in the Philippines (60 Hz) differs from the frequency in the United Kingdom (50 Hz). It is not advised to use your appliances, but you could (at your own risk) try for a short time. Be especially careful with moving, rotating and time related appliances like clocks, shavers and electric fan heaters.
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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