Adapter needed

Do I need a travel adapter for a trip to North Korea?

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

North Korea und Australia compared
Flag: Australia
IOutlets of type IOutlets
230 VoltVoltage
50 HertzFrequency
Flag: North Korea
North Korea
COutlets of type COutlets
220 VoltVoltage
50 HertzFrequency
Power sockets

Which types of power plugs are used in North Korea?

North Korea uses power plugs of type C. Power outlets of type I, which are common in Australia, are not in use in North Korea.

Country information

About North Korea

Flag: About North Korea

North Korea is a country in Asia (Eastern Asia) with about 25 Millionen inhabitants on an area of almost 121 000 km². The capital of North Korea is Pyongyang (4.1 Millionen inhabitants).

People in the country are mainly speaking Korean.

The neighbors of North Korea are China, South Korea and Russia.

TLD: .kpCurrency: KPWCountry calling code: +850Country Code : KP
Mains voltage

What is the Electricity Voltage in North Korea?

The voltage in North Korea 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 North Korea, you should either not use your device there, or buy a voltage converter before departing.

Utility frequency

What is the utility frequency in North Korea?

The utility frequency in North Korea 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 North Korea.