Adapter needed

Do I need a travel adapter for a trip to China?

Yes, you need a travel adapter (plug adapter) for a trip from Australia to China. In China, people are using different power plugs and power outlets that are not compatible with plugs from Australia!

China und Australia compared
Flag: Australia
IOutlets of type IOutlets
230 VoltVoltage
50 HertzFrequency
Flag: China
AOutlets of type ACOutlets of type CIOutlets of type IOutlets
220 VoltVoltage
50 HertzFrequency
Power sockets

Which types of power plugs are used in China?

China uses power plugs of type A, C and I. Power outlets of type I, which are common in Australia, are only partially used in China.

Country information

About China

Flag: About China

China is a country in Asia (Eastern Asia) with about 1.4 Milliarden inhabitants on an area of almost 9.6 Millionen km². The capital of China is Beijing (11.7 Millionen inhabitants).

People in the country are mainly speaking Chinese, Uighur and Zhuang.

The neighbors of China are Afghanistan, Bhutan, Burma, Hong Kong, India, Kazakhstan, North Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Macau, Mongolia, Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan and Vietnam.

TLD: .cnCurrency: CNYCountry calling code: +86Country Code : CN
Mains voltage

What is the Electricity Voltage in China?

The voltage in China is 220 volts.

The voltage, therefore, is lower than the 230 volts in Australia. This difference means that you have to be cautious when using electrical devices purchased in Australia:

You should read the instruction manual of your device and check at which voltage it is safe to use.

If the voltage stated in the user's manual or on the device's power supply differs from the mains voltage in China, you should either not use your device there, or buy a voltage converter before departing.

Utility frequency

What is the utility frequency in China?

The utility frequency in China is 50 Hertz.

The frequency, therefore, is the same as in Australia. That's why it is safe to use all your electric appliances in China.