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

Yes, you need a travel adapter (plug adapter) for a trip from the United Kingdom to China. In China, people are using different plugs and plug sockets that are not compatible with plugs from the United Kingdom!

China und United Kingdom compared
Flag: United Kingdom
United Kingdom
GOutlets of type GOutlets
230 VoltVoltage
50 HertzFrequency
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China
AOutlets of type ACOutlets of type CIOutlets of type IOutlets
220 VoltVoltage
50 HertzFrequency
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Country information

About China

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China is a country in Asia (Eastern Asia) with about 1.4 Milliarden inhabitants on an area of almost 9.6 Millionen km². The capital of China is Beijing (11.7 Millionen inhabitants).

People in the country are mainly speaking Chinese, Uighur and Zhuang.

The neighbors of China are Afghanistan, Bhutan, Burma, Hong Kong, India, Kazakhstan, North Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Macau, Mongolia, Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan and Vietnam.

TLD: .cnCurrency: CNYCountry calling code: +86Country Code : CN
Power sockets

Which types of plugs are used in China?

China uses plugs of type A, C and I. Plug sockets of type G, which are common in the United Kingdom, are not in use in China.

Mains voltage

What is the Electricity Voltage in China?

The voltage in China is 220 volts.

The voltage, therefore, is lower than the 230 volts in the United Kingdom. This difference means that you have to be cautious when using electrical devices purchased in the United Kingdom:

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

Utility frequency

What is the utility frequency in China?

The utility frequency in China is 50 Hertz.

The frequency, therefore, is the same as in the United Kingdom. That's why it is safe to use all your electric appliances in China.

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