Adapter needed

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

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

South Korea und Canada compared
Flag: Canada
AOutlets of type ABOutlets of type BOutlets
120 VoltVoltage
60 HertzFrequency
Flag: South Korea
South Korea
FOutlets of type FOutlets
220 VoltVoltage
60 HertzFrequency
Power sockets

Which types of power outlets are used in South Korea?

South Korea uses power outlets of type F. Electrical outlets of type A and B, which are common in Canada, are not in use in South Korea.

Country information

About South Korea

Flag: About South Korea

South Korea is a country in Asia (Eastern Asia) with about 49.1 Millionen inhabitants on an area of almost 100 000 km². The capital of South Korea is Seoul (10.3 Millionen inhabitants).

People in the country are mainly speaking Korean and English.

The only neighbor of South Korea is North Korea.

TLD: .krCurrency: KRWCountry calling code: +82Country Code : KR
Mains voltage

What is the Electricity Voltage in South Korea?

The voltage in South Korea is 220 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 South Korea, you should either not use your device there, or buy a voltage converter before departing.

Utility frequency

What is the utility frequency in South Korea?

The utility frequency in South Korea is 60 Hertz.

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