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Plugging In Overseas

Adapter or Converter?

Most of the time what you need for plugging in overseas is simply an adapter plug, not a converter. While it’s true that most countries outside of North America and Central America operate on 220/240 voltage, smartphones, tablets, cameras, and laptops are dual voltage and therefore capable of converting overseas voltage to the American standard of 110/120V (your power cord should indicate 120V to 240V). Converters are necessary when plugging in single voltage appliances like hair dryers. But avoid the extra expense and space required to pack a converter. Check with your hotel to see if they provide hair dryers, buy a dual-voltage hair dryer, or simply go without. See the table below if you want to know a country's voltage.

 

Grounded or Non-Grounded Adapter?

In addition to being dual-voltage capable, most smartphones, tablets, cameras, and laptops use a 2-prong, non-grounded plug to charge from a wall outlet. All you’ll need is a non-grounded 2-prong adapter plug. However, a grounded adapter plug will work for both 2-prong and 3-prong (grounded) plugs, so if you want to cover all your bases get a grounded adapter.

 

Finding the Right Adapter

Enter the country name followed by the word adapter in our site's search box (e.g., china adapter). Usually both grounded and non-grounded adapter results appear. Also note that some countries use up to 3 adapters due to differing wall outlets by region. If you're a US traveler going to countries that have North American style 100/120 volt outlets (e.g., Japan, Mexico, parts of South America), then you do not need an adapter.

 

Most Common Adapters for US Travelers

Continental Europe Adapter Plug (Non-Grounded) - In addition to the European continent, this adapter plug work in parts of the Middle East, Asia, Africa, and South America where Europeans historically had a controlling interest.

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UK Adapter Adapter Plug (Non-Grounded) - Used in England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales, plus Hong Kong, parts of China, the Middle East, and Africa.

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Australia/China Adapter Plug (Non-Grounded) - Used in parts of China, all of Australia and New Zealand, parts of South America and South Pacific as well.

 

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Here is a complete list of countries and their plug requirements. Devices with 3-prong plugs require grounded adapters.

Note: North American appliances that are not dual voltage will need a converter to plug in countries with 200+ voltage; however, cell phones, tablets,

computers, and cameras are typically dual voltage and do not require converters. Look for the voltage rating on the device or power supply cord.

 

Country Voltage Non-Grounded Grounded
Afghanistan 220 EA351-D EA230-MFG
      EA230-MDG
Albania 220 EA351-D EA230-MDG
Algeria 197/220 EA351-D EA230-MFG
      EA230-MDG
Andorra 220 EA351-D EA230-MDG
Angola 220 EA351-D  
Antigua/Barbuda 230/110 EA351-C EA230-MCG
    EA351-A EA230-MAG
Argentina 220 EA251-E EA230-MEG
    EA351-D EA230-MDG
Armenia 220 EA351-D EA230-MDG
Australia 240 EA251-E EA230-MEG
Austria 220 EA351-D EA230-MDG
Azerbaijan 220 EA351-D EA230-MDG
      EA230-MFG
Bahamas 120 EA351-A EA230-MAG
Bahrain 220 EA351-C EA230-MCG
      EA230-MFG
Bangladesh 220   EA230-MFG
    EA351-D EA230-MDG
    EA351-C EA230-MCG
    EA351-A  
Barbados 115 EA351-A EA230-MAG
Belarus 220 EA351-D EA230-MDG
Belgium 230 EA351-D EA230-MDG
Belize 110/220 EA351-A EA230-MAG
    EA351-C EA230-MCG
Benin 220   EA230-MFG
    EA351-D EA230-MDG
Bermuda 120 EA351-C EA230-MCG
    EA351-A EA230-MAG
Bhutan 220   EA230-MFG
    EA351-C EA230-MCG
      EA230-MDG
Bolivia 110/220 EA351-A EA230-MAG
      EA230-MDG
Bosnia-Herzegovina 220 EA351-D EA230-MDG
Botswana 220 EA351-C EA230-MCG
Brazil 110/220 EA351-A EA230-MAG
    EA351-D EA230-MDG
Brunei 240 EA351-C EA230-MCG
Bulgaria 220 EA351-D EA230-MDG
Burkina Faso 220 EA351-D EA230-MDG
Burma 220 EA351-D EA230-MDG
    EA351-C EA230-MCG
      EA230-MFG
Burundi 220 EA351-D EA230-MDG
Cambodia 120/220 EA351-D EA230-MDG
    EA351-A  
    EA351-C EA230-MCG
Cameroon 220 EA351-D EA230-MDG
Canada 110 EA351-A EA230-MAG
Canary Islands 220 EA351-D EA230-MDG
Cape Verde Islands 220 EA351-D EA230-MDG
Cayman Islands 120 EA351-A EA230-MAG
Central African Republic 220 EA351-D EA230-MDG
Chad 220 EA351-D EA230-MDG
      EA230-MFG
Chile 220 EA351-D EA230-MIG
China 220 EA251-E EA230-MEG
    EA351-C EA230-MCG
    EA351-D EA230-MDG
    EA351-A  
Columbia 110 EA351-A EA230-MAG
Comoros 220 EA351-D EA230-MDG
Congo 220 EA351-D EA230-MDG
Dem Rep of Congo 220 EA351-D EA230-MDG
Cook Islands 240 EA251-E EA230-MEG
Costa Rica 120 EA351-D EA230-MDG
Croatia 220 EA351-D EA230-MDG
Cuba 110/220 EA351-D EA230-MIG
    EA351-A EA230-MAG
Cyprus 220 EA351-C EA230-MCG
Czech Republic 220 EA351-D EA230-MDG
Denmark 230 EA351-D EA230-MKG
Djibouti 220 EA351-D EA230-MDG
Dominica 230 EA351-C EA230-MCG
      EA230-MFG
Domincan Republic 110 EA351-A EA230-MAG
Ecuador 120 EA351-A EA230-MAG
Egypt 220 EA351-D EA230-MDG
El Salvadore 115 EA351-D EA230-MDG
    EA351-A EA230-MAG
England 220 EA351-C EA230-MCG
Equitorial Guinea 220 EA351-D EA230-MDG
Eritrea 220 EA351-D EA230-MIG
Estonia 220 EA351-D EA230-MDG
Ethiopia 220 EA351-D EA230-MIG
      EA230-MFG
Fiji 240 EA251-E EA230-MEG
Finland 220 EA351-D EA230-MDG
France 230 EA351-D EA230-MDG
French Guiana 220 EA351-D EA230-MDG
French Polynesia 110/220 EA351-D EA230-MDG
    EA351-A EA230-MAG
Gabon 220 EA351-D EA230-MDG
Gambia 220 EA351-C EA230-MCG
Georgia 220 EA351-D EA230-MDG
Germany 230 EA351-D EA230-MDG
Ghana 220 EA351-D EA230-MDG
    EA351-C EA230-MCG
      EA230-MFG
Gibraltar 240 EA351-D EA230-MDG
    EA351-C EA230-MCG
Greece 220 EA351-D EA230-MDG
Greenland 220 EA351-D EA230-MDG
      EA230-MKG
Grenada 220 EA351-D EA230-MDG
    EA351-C EA230-MCG
      EA230-MFG
Grenadines/St. Vincent 230 EA351-D EA230-MDG
Guadeloupe 220 EA351-D EA230-MDG
Guam 120 EA351-A EA230-MAG
Guatemala 120 EA351-A EA230-MAG
Guinea 220 EA351-D EA230-MDG
Guinea Bissau 220 EA351-D EA230-MDG
Guyana 120/240 EA351-C EA230-MCG
    EA351-A EA230-MAG
      EA230-MFG
Haiti 110 EA351-A EA230-MAG
Honduras 110 EA351-A EA230-MAG
Hong Kong 230 EA351-C EA230-MCG
      EA230-MFG
Hungary 220 EA351-D EA230-MDG
Iceland 220 EA351-D EA230-MDG
India 230 EA351-D EA230-MDG
      EA230-MFG
    EA351-C EA230-MCG
Indonesia 220/110 EA351-D EA230-MDG
Iran 220 EA351-D EA230-MDG
Iraq 220 EA351-C EA230-MCG
    EA351-D EA230-MDG
      EA230-MFG
Ireland, Northern 220 EA351-C EA230-MCG
Ireland, Republic of 230 EA351-C EA230-MCG
Israel 230 EA351-D EA230-MJG
Italy 220 EA351-D EA230-MIG
      EA230-MDG
Ivory Coast 220 EA351-D EA230-MDG
Jamaica 110 EA351-A EA230-MAG
Japan 100 EA351-A EA230-MAG
Okinawa Prefectorate 100 EA351-A EA230-MAG
    EA251-E EA230-MEG
Jordan 220 EA351-C EA230-MCG
    EA351-D EA230-MDG
      EA230-MFG
Kampuchea 220/110 EA351-D EA230-MDG
    EA351-A  
    EA351-C EA230-MCG
Kazakhstan 220 EA351-D EA230-MDG
Kenya 220 EA351-C EA230-MCG
      EA230-MFG
Kiribati 110/220 EA251-E EA230-MEG
    EA351-A EA230-MAG
Korea, Dem. (South) 110/220 EA351-D EA230-MDG
    EA351-A EA230-MAG
Korea, Rep. (North) 110/220 EA351-A EA230-MAG
    EA351-D EA230-MDG
Kuwait 240 EA351-C EA230-MCG
    EA351-D EA230-MDG
      EA230-MFG
Kyrgyzstan 220 EA351-D EA230-MDG
Laos 220 EA351-A EA230-MAG
    EA351-D EA230-MDG
Latvia 220 EA351-D EA230-MDG
    EA351-A  
Lebanon 220/110 EA351-D EA230-MDG
Lesotho 220   EA230-MHG
    EA351-D EA230-MDG
Liberia 120/220 EA351-A  
    EA351-C EA230-MCG
Libya 127/230 EA351-D EA230-MDG
      EA230-MFG
Liechtenstein 220 EA351-D EA230-MSG
Lithuania 220 EA351-D EA230-MDG
Luxembourg 230 EA351-D EA230-MDG
Macao 200   EA230-MFG
    EA351-C EA230-MCG
Macedonia 220 EA351-D EA230-MDG
Madagascar 220 EA351-D EA230-MDG
      EA230-MFG
Madeira 220   EA230-MFG
    EA351-D EA230-MDG
Malawi 230 EA351-C EA230-MCG
Malaysia 240 EA351-C EA230-MCG
Maldives 220   EA230-MFG
    EA351-D EA230-MDG
    EA351-A  
Mali 220 EA351-D EA230-MDG
Malta 220 EA351-C EA230-MCG
Martinique 220 EA351-D EA230-MDG
      EA230-MFG
Mauritania 220 EA351-D EA230-MDG
Mauritius 220 EA351-C EA230-MCG
    EA351-D EA230-MDG
Mexico 120 EA351-A EA230-MAG
Micronesia 120 EA351-A EA230-MAG
Moldova (Moldavia) 220 EA351-D EA230-MDG
Monaco 220 EA351-D EA230-MDG
      EA230-MFG
Mongolia 220 EA351-D EA230-MDG
Montserrat 230 EA351-A EA230-MAG
Morocco 220 EA351-D EA230-MDG
      EA230-MFG
Mozambique 220 EA351-D EA230-MDG
      EA230-MHG
Myanmar 220 EA351-D EA230-MDG
    EA351-C EA230-MCG
      EA230-MFG
Namibia 220 EA351-D EA230-MDG
      EA230-MHG
Nauru 220 EA251-E EA230-MEG
Nepal 220   EA230-MFG
    EA351-D EA230-MDG
Netherlands 230 EA351-D EA230-MDG
Netherlands Antilles 220/110 EA351-D EA230-MDG
    EA351-A EA230-MAG
New Caledonia 220 EA351-D EA230-MDG
New Zealand 230 EA251-E EA230-MEG
Nicaragua 120 EA351-A EA230-MAG
Niger 220 EA351-D EA230-MDG
Nigeria 230 EA351-C EA230-MCG
      EA230-MFG
Norway 230 EA351-D EA230-MDG
Oman 240 EA351-C EA230-MCG
    EA351-D  
Pakistan 230   EA230-MFG
    EA351-D EA230-MDG
Panama 120 EA351-A EA230-MAG
    EA251-E EA230-MEG
Papua New Guinea 240 EA251-E EA230-MEG
Paraguay 220 EA351-D EA230-MDG
Peru 220 EA351-A EA230-MAG
    EA351-D  
Philippines 220 EA351-A EA230-MAG
    EA351-D  
Poland 220 EA351-D EA230-MDG
Portugal 220 EA351-D EA230-MDG
      EA230-MFG
Puerto Rico 120 EA351-A EA230-MAG
Qatar 240 EA351-C EA230-MCG
      EA230-MFG
Romania 220 EA351-D EA230-MDG
Russia 220 EA351-D EA230-MDG
Rwanda 220 EA351-D EA230-MDG
St. Kitts-Nevis 240 EA351-C EA230-MCG
      EA230-MFG
St. Lucia   EA351-C EA230-MCG
St. Maarten   EA351-D EA230-MDG
St. Vincent/Grenadines EA351-C EA230-MCG
    EA351-A EA230-MAG
Samoa, American 230 EA351-A EA230-MAG
    EA251-E EA230-MEG
    EA351-D EA230-MDG
Samoa, Western 220 EA251-E EA230-MEG
San Marino 220 EA351-D EA230-MIG
San Tome & Principe 220 EA351-D EA230-MDG
Saudi Arabia 110/220 EA351-A EA230-MAG
    EA351-D EA230-MDG
    EA351-C EA230-MCG
Scotland 220 EA351-C EA230-MCG
Senegal 220 EA351-D EA230-MDG
      EA230-MFG
      EA230-MKG
Serbia 220 EA351-D EA230-MDG
Seychelles 220 EA351-C EA230-MCG
      EA230-MFG
Sierra Leone 220 EA351-D EA230-MDG
      EA230-MFG
Singapore 230 EA351-C EA230-MCG
Slovakia 220 EA351-D EA230-MDG
Slovenia 220 EA351-D EA230-MDG
Solomon Islands 220 EA251-E EA230-MEG
Somalia 220 EA351-D EA230-MDG
South Africa 220   EA230-MHG
    EA351-C EA230-MCG
Spain 220 EA351-D EA230-MDG
Sri Lanka 230   EA230-MFG
    EA351-D EA230-MDG
Sudan 240 EA351-C EA230-MCG
    EA351-D EA230-MDG
Surinam 120 EA351-D EA230-MDG
Swaziland 220   EA230-MHG
    EA351-D EA230-MDG
Sweden 230 EA351-D EA230-MDG
Switzerland 230 EA351-D EA230-MSG
Syria 220 EA351-D EA230-MDG
Taiwan 110 EA351-A EA230-MAG
Tajikistan 220 EA351-D EA230-MDG
Tanzania 230 EA351-C EA230-MCG
      EA230-MFG
Thailand 220 EA351-D EA230-MDG
    EA351-A EA230-MAG
Tibet 220 EA351-D EA230-MDG
    EA251-E EA230-MEG
Togo 220 EA351-D EA230-MDG
Tonga 240 EA251-E EA230-MEG
      EA230-MFG
    EA351-D EA230-MDG
Trinidad & Tobago 110/220 EA351-A EA230-MAG
    EA351-C EA230-MCG
      EA230-MFG
Tunisia 220 EA351-D EA230-MDG
Turkey 220 EA351-D EA230-MDG
Turkmenistan 220 EA351-D EA230-MDG
    EA351-A EA230-MAG
Turks & Caicos Islands 120 EA351-A EA230-MAG
Tuvalu 220 EA251-E EA230-MEG
Uganda 240 EA351-C EA230-MCG
      EA230-MFG
Ukraine 220 EA351-D EA230-MDG
United Arab Emirates 220 EA351-C EA230-MCG
      EA230-MFG
United States 110 EA351-A EA230-MAG
Uruguay 220 EA251-E EA230-MEG
    EA351-D EA230-MIG
Uzbekistan 220 EA351-D EA230-MDG
Vanuatu 220 EA251-E EA230-MEG
    EA351-C EA230-MCG
    EA351-D  
Venezuela 120 EA351-A EA230-MAG
Vietnam 110/220 EA351-D EA230-MDG
    EA351-A  
    EA351-C EA230-MCG
Virgin Islands (British) 110 EA351-A EA230-MAG
    EA351-C EA230-MCG
Virgin Islands (US) 120 EA351-A EA230-MAG
Wales 220 EA351-C EA230-MCG
Yemen 220 EA351-C EA230-MCG
      EA230-MFG
    EA351-A EA230-MAG
Zambia 220 EA351-C EA230-MCG
    EA351-D  
Zimbabwe 220 EA351-C EA230-MCG
      EA230-MFG