Adapter needed

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

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

Russia und Australia compared
Flag: Australia
IOutlets of type IOutlets
230 VoltVoltage
50 HertzFrequency
Flag: Russia
COutlets of type CFOutlets of type FOutlets
220 VoltVoltage
50 HertzFrequency
Country information

About Russia

Flag: About Russia

Russia is a country in Europe (Eastern Europe) with about 142.4 Millionen inhabitants on an area of almost 17.1 Millionen km². The capital of Russia is Moscow (10.4 Millionen inhabitants).

People in the country are mainly speaking Russian, Tatar, Catalan, Komi, Chechen, Tahitian, Chuvash, Mongolian, Burmese, Chamorro, Bashkir, Kanuri, Avaric, Sanskrit and Norwegian.

The neighbors of Russia are Azerbaijan, Belarus, China, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Kazakhstan, North Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Mongolia, Norway, Poland and Ukraine.

TLD: .ruCurrency: RUBCountry calling code: +7Country Code : RU
Power sockets

Which types of power plugs are used in Russia?

Russia uses power plugs of type C and F. Power outlets of type I, which are common in Australia, are not in use in Russia.

Mains voltage

What is the Electricity Voltage in Russia?

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

Utility frequency

What is the utility frequency in Russia?

The utility frequency in Russia 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 Russia.