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Do I need a travel adapter for a trip to the Philippines?

Yes, you need a travel adapter (plug adapter) for a trip from the United States to the Philippines. On the Philippines, people are using different plugs and electrical outlets that are not compatible with plugs from the United States!

Philippines und United States compared
Flag: United States
United States
AOutlets of type ABOutlets of type BOutlets
120 VoltVoltage
60 HertzFrequency
Flag: Philippines
Philippines
AOutlets of type ABOutlets of type BCOutlets of type COutlets
220 VoltVoltage
60 HertzFrequency
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Country information

About the Philippines

Flag: About the Philippines

The Philippines are a country in Asia (South-Eastern Asia) with about 101 Millionen inhabitants on an area of almost 300 000 km². The capital of the Philippines is Manila (1.7 Millionen inhabitants).

People in the country are mainly speaking Tagalog, English and Finnish.

The Philippines do not have a neighbor country.

TLD: .phCurrency: PHPCountry calling code: +63Country Code : PH
Power sockets

Which types of electrical outlets are used on the Philippines?

The Philippines use electrical outlets of type A, B and C. Electrical outlets of type A and B, which are common in the United States, are only partially used on the Philippines.

Mains voltage

What is the Electricity Voltage on the Philippines?

The voltage on the Philippines is 220 volts.

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

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

Utility frequency

What is the utility frequency on the Philippines?

The utility frequency on the Philippines is 60 Hertz.

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

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