The last thing you want to do is fry your brand new camcorder or have your blow dryer die on you. In case you didn’t know, every where in the world runs on a different power system (voltage and frequency) and you will have to have a converter or adapter in order to use your electrical appliances abroad.

Remember to check the voltage of the item you are plugging into the adapter so that you don’t overload it… you can still fry your stuff and trust us, the smell of burning plastic isn’t a pleasant one… Here’s a handy guide to get you started…

Country Voltage Frequency
Afghanistan 220 V 50Hz*
Algeria 127/220V 50 Hz
American Samoa 120 V
Angola 220 V 50 Hz
Antigua 230 V 60 Hz
Argentina 220 V 50 Hz
Aruba 127V* 60 Hz
Australia 240 V 50 Hz
Austria 230 V 50 Hz
Azores 220V* 50 Hz
Bahamas 120 V 60 Hz
Bahrain 230V* 50Hz*
Balearic Islands 127/220V
Bangladesh 220 V 50 Hz
Barbados 115 V 50 Hz
Belgium 230 V 50 Hz
Belize 110/220V 60 Hz
Benin 220 V 50 Hz
Bermuda1 20 V 60 Hz
Bolivia 220/230V* 50 Hz
Botswana 231 V 50 Hz
Brazil 110/220V* 60 Hz
Brunei 240 V 50 Hz
Bulgaria 220 V 50 Hz
Burkina Faso 220 V 50 Hz
Burma (Myanmar) 230 V 50 Hz
Burundi 220 V 50 Hz
Cambodia 120 V 50 Hz
Cameroon 220 V 50 Hz
Canada 120 V 60 Hz
Canary Islands 127 V 50 Hz
Cape Verde 220 V 50 Hz
Cayman Islands 120 V 60 Hz
Central African Republic 220 V 50 Hz
Chad 220 V 50 Hz
Channel Islands 240V* 50 Hz
Chile 220 V 50 Hz
China 220 V 50 Hz
Colombia 110V* 60 Hz
Comoros 220 V 50 Hz
Congo 220 V 50 Hz
Congo, Dem. Rep. of (Former Zaire) 220 V 50 Hz
Costa Rica 120 V 60 Hz
Cte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) 220 V 50 Hz
Croatia 220 V 50 Hz
Cyprus 240 V 50 Hz
Czech Republic 220 V 50 Hz
Denmark 220 V 50 Hz
Djibouti 220 V 50 Hz
Dominica 230 V 50 Hz
Dominican Republic 110 V 60 Hz
Ecuador 120-127V* 60 Hz
120/240V may be found in rural areas
Egypt 220 V 50 Hz
El Salvador 115 V 60 Hz
England (See United Kingdom)
Equatorial Guinea 220V* 50 Hz
Voltage varies between 150 & 175V with frequent outages
Eritrea 220 V 50 Hz
Ethiopia 220 V 50 Hz
Faeroe Islands 220 V 50 Hz
Fiji 240 V 50 Hz
Finland 230 V 50 Hz
France 230 V 50 Hz
French Guiana 220 V 50 Hz
Gabon 220 V 50 Hz
Gambia 220 V 50 Hz
Germany 230 V 50 Hz
Ghana 230 V 50 Hz
Gibraltar 240 V 50 Hz
Great Britain (See United Kingdom)
Greece 220 V 50 Hz
Greenland 220 V 50 Hz
Grenada (Windward Is.) 230 V 50 Hz
Guadeloupe 220 V 50 Hz
Guam 110 V 60 Hz
Guatemala 120 V 60 Hz
Guinea 220 V 50 Hz
Guinea-Bissau 220 V 50 Hz
Guyana 110 V 60Hz*
*Georgetown 50 Hz
Haiti 110 V 60 Hz
Honduras 110 V 60 Hz
Hong Kong 220V* 50 Hz
Hungary 220 V 50 Hz
Iceland 220 V 50 Hz
India 230V* 50Hz*
DC power in use in some areas
Indonesia 127/220V* 50 Hz
*Conversion to 220V in progress; complete in principal cities
Iran 220 50 Hz
Iraq 220 V 50 Hz
Ireland (Eire) 220 V 50 Hz
Isle of Man 240 V 50 Hz
Israel 230 V 50 Hz
Italy 127/220V 50 Hz
Ivory Coast (See Cote d’Ivoire)
Jamaica 110 V 50 Hz
Japan 100 V 50/60Hz*
Jerusalem 220 V 50 Hz
Jordan 220 V 50 Hz
Kenya 240 V 50 Hz
Korea 110/220V 60 Hz
Kuwait 240 V 50 Hz
Laos 220 V 50 Hz
Lebanon 110/220 V 50 Hz
Lesotho 220 V 50 Hz
Liberia 120 V 60 Hz
Libya 127V* 50 Hz
*Barce, Benghazi, Derna, Sebha & Tobruk 230V
Luxembourg 220 V 50 Hz
Macao 200 V 50 Hz
Madagascar 127/220V 50 Hz
Madeira 220 V 50 Hz
Malawi 230 V 50 Hz
Malaysia 240V* 50 Hz
*Penang 230V
Maldives 230 V 50 Hz
Mali 220 V 50 Hz
Malta 240 V 50 Hz
Martinique 220 V 50 Hz
Mauritania 220 V 50 Hz
Mauritius 230 V 50 Hz
Mexico 127 V 60 Hz
Monaco1 27/220V 50 Hz
Montserrat (Leeward Is.) 230 V 60 Hz
Morocco 127/220V 50 Hz
Mozambique 220 V 50 Hz
Namibia 220V* 50 Hz
*Keetmanshoop 230V
Nepal 220 V 50 Hz
Netherlands 230 V 50 Hz
Netherlands Antilles 127/220V* 50Hz*
St. Martin 120V 60 Hz
New Caledonia 220 V 50 Hz
New Zealand 240 V 50 Hz
Nicaragua 120 V 60 Hz
Niger 220 V 50 Hz
Nigeria 230 V 50 Hz
Northern Ireland (see United Kingdom)
Norway 230 V 50 Hz
Okinawa 100V* 60 Hz
*Military facilities 120V
Oman 240V* 50 Hz
*Voltage variations common
Pakistan 220 V 50 Hz
Panama 110V* 60 Hz A,B&I
*Panama City 120V
Papua New Guinea 240 V 50 Hz
Paraguay 220 V 50 Hz
Peru 220V* 60Hz*
*Talara 110/220V; Arequipa 50 Hz
Philippines 110/220V* 60 Hz
*Manila 115/230V
Poland 220 V 50 Hz
Portugal 220 V 50 Hz
Puerto Rico 120 V 60 Hz
Qatar 240 V 50 Hz
Romania 220 V 50 Hz
Russia & former Soviet republics 220 V 50 Hz
Rwanda 220 V 50 Hz
St. Kitts and Nevis (Leeward Is.) 230 V 60 Hz
St. Lucia (Windward Is.) 240 V 50 Hz
St. Vincent (Windward Is.) 230 V 50 Hz
Saudi Arabia 127 V 60 Hz
Scotland (See United Kingdom)
Senegal 127 V 60 Hz
Seychelles 240 V 50 Hz
Sierra Leone 230 V 50 Hz
Singapore 230 V 50 Hz
Slovakia 220 V 50 Hz
Somalia 220V* 5 Hz*
*Berbera 230V; Merca 110/220V
South Africa 220/230V* 50 Hz
*Grahamstad & Port Elizabeth 250V; also found in King Williams
Spain 127/220V 50 Hz
Sri Lanka 230 V 50 Hz
Sudan 240 V 50 Hz
Suriname 127 V 60 Hz
Swaziland 230 V 50 Hz
Sweden 230 V 50 Hz
Switzerland 220 V 50 Hz
Syria 220 V 50 Hz
Tahiti 127 V 60 Hz
Taiwan 110 V 60 Hz
Tanzania 230 V 50 Hz
Thailand 220 V 50 Hz
Togo 220V* 50 Hz
*Lome 127V
Tonga 240 V 50 Hz
Trinidad & Tobago 115 V 60 Hz
Tunisia 127/220V 50 Hz
Turkey 220 V 50 Hz
Uganda 240V* 50Hz*
*Voltage variances are common
United Arab Emirates 220V* 50 Hz
*Ajman & Sharjah 230V
United Kingdom 230V* 50 Hz
United States of America 120 V 60 Hz
Uruguay 220 V 50 Hz
Venezuela 120 V 60Hz*
*Valencia 50 Hz; also found in Maracay
Vietnam 127/220V* 50 Hz
*To be standardized at 220V
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 110 V 60 Hz
Wales (See United Kingdom)
Western Samoa 230 V 50 Hz
Yemen Arab Republic 220/230V 50 Hz
Yugoslavia (Former) 220 V 50 Hz
Zambia 220 V 50 Hz
Zimbabwe 220 V 50 Hz
From: Electric Current Abroad (1991 edition), U.S. Department of Commerce, National Technical Information Service

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