Are you planning to visit South Korea? Check if you need a power plug adapter or voltage converter for the power sockets (outlets) used in South Korea.
- You don't need a power plug adapter in South Korea, when living in Sweden.
- 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 South Korea
In South Korea the power plugs and sockets are of type C and F. The standard voltage is 220 V and the standard frequency is 60 Hz.
Power plug adapter needed in South Korea?
In South Korea the power plugs and sockets are of type C and F. Check out the following pictures. When living in Sweden you don't need a power plug adapter in South Korea. Your power plugs fit.
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 South Korea?
In South Korea the standard voltage is 220 V and the frequency is 60 Hz. You can use your electric appliances in South Korea, because the standard voltage (220 V) is (more or less) the same as in Sweden (230 V). Manufacturers take these small deviations into account. So you don't need a voltage converter in South Korea, when living in Sweden.
The frequency in South Korea (60 Hz) differs from the frequency in Sweden (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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