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

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

Denmark und Canada compared
Flag: Canada
Canada
AOutlets of type ABOutlets of type BOutlets
120 VoltVoltage
60 HertzFrequency
Flag: Denmark
Denmark
COutlets of type CEOutlets of type EFOutlets of type FKOutlets of type KOutlets
230 VoltVoltage
50 HertzFrequency
Country information

About Denmark

Flag: About Denmark

Denmark is a country in Europe (Northern Europe) with about 5.6 Millionen inhabitants on an area of almost 43 000 km². The capital of Denmark is Copenhagen (1.2 Millionen inhabitants).

People in the country are mainly speaking Danish, English, Faroese and German.

The only neighbor of Denmark is Germany.

TLD: .dkCurrency: DKKCountry calling code: +45Country Code : DK
Power sockets

Which types of power outlets are used in Denmark?

Denmark uses power outlets of type C, E, F and K. Electrical outlets of type A and B, which are common in Canada, are not in use in Denmark.

Mains voltage

What is the Electricity Voltage in Denmark?

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

Utility frequency

What is the utility frequency in Denmark?

The utility frequency in Denmark 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 Denmark, 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 Denmark, you should not use the device!

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