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 States of America.
- You also need a voltage converter.
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 plugs and sockets are of type A, B and C. The standard voltage is 220 V and the standard frequency is 60 Hz.
Power plug adapter needed in the Philippines?
In the Philippines the power plugs and sockets are of type A, B and C. Check out the following pictures. When living in the United States of America you need a power plug adapter for sockets type C. We recommend you to pack a 3 to 2 prong adapter in case type B sockets are not available.
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. Because you may also need a voltage converter, you should consider a combined power plug adapter/voltage converter (see below).
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 cannot use your electric appliances in the Philippines without a voltage converter, because the standard voltage in the Philippines (220 V) is higher than in the United States of America (120 V).
You can seriously damage your appliances. You need a voltage converter in the Philippines, when living in the United States of America! You can find voltage converters at Amazon. Because you also need a power plug adapter, you should consider a combined plug adapter/voltage converter.
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.
Travel adapters from Amazon
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