Adapter needed

Do I need a travel adapter for a trip to the Czech Republic?

Yes, you need a travel adapter (plug adapter) for a trip from Canada to the Czech Republic. In the Czech Republic, people are using different plugs and electrical outlets that are not compatible with plugs from Canada!

Czech Republic und Canada compared
Flag: Canada
AOutlets of type ABOutlets of type BOutlets
120 VoltVoltage
60 HertzFrequency
Flag: Czech Republic
Czech Republic
COutlets of type CEOutlets of type EOutlets
230 VoltVoltage
50 HertzFrequency
Power sockets

Which types of power outlets are used in the Czech Republic?

The Czech Republic uses power outlets of type C and E. Electrical outlets of type A and B, which are common in Canada, are not in use in the Czech Republic.

Country information

About the Czech Republic

Flag: About the Czech Republic

The Czech Republic is a country in Europe (Eastern Europe) with about 10.6 Millionen inhabitants on an area of almost 79 000 km². The capital of the Czech Republic is Prague (1.2 Millionen inhabitants).

People in the country are mainly speaking Czech and Slovak.

The neighbors of the Czech Republic are Austria, Germany, Poland and Slovakia.

TLD: .czCurrency: CZKCountry calling code: +420Country Code : CZ
Mains voltage

What is the Electricity Voltage in the Czech Republic?

The voltage in the Czech Republic is 230 volts.

The voltage, therefore, is higher than the 120 volts in Canada. This difference means that you have to be cautious when using electrical devices purchased in Canada:

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 the Czech Republic, you should either not use your device there, or buy a voltage converter before departing.

Utility frequency

What is the utility frequency in the Czech Republic?

The utility frequency in the Czech Republic is 50 Hertz.

The frequency, therefore, is lower than the 60 Hertz in use in Canada. This difference may not be a problem for most of your devices, but you still have to be cautious:

Devices that either measure time, or are equipped with moving and rotating parts, are particularly dangerous! So, if you plan to use shavers, heaters, kitchen appliances or alarm clocks in the Czech Republic, read the instruction manuals to see if these devices are safe to use on the local utility frequency.

If the mains frequency specified in the manual or on the power supply is different from the rate used in the Czech Republic, you should not use the device!