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Do I need a travel adapter for a trip to Saudi Arabia?

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

Saudi Arabia und United States compared
Flag: United States
United States
AOutlets of type ABOutlets of type BOutlets
120 VoltVoltage
60 HertzFrequency
Flag: Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia
GOutlets of type GOutlets
230 VoltVoltage
60 HertzFrequency
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Country information

About Saudi Arabia

Flag: About Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia is a country in Asia (Western Asia) with about 27.8 Millionen inhabitants on an area of almost 2.1 Millionen km². The capital of Saudi Arabia is Riyadh (5.7 Millionen inhabitants).

People in the country are mainly speaking Arabic.

The neighbors of Saudi Arabia are Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and Yemen.

TLD: .saCurrency: SARCountry calling code: +966Country Code : SA
Power sockets

Which types of electrical outlets are used in Saudi Arabia?

Saudi Arabia uses electrical outlets of type G. Electrical outlets of type A and B, which are common in the United States, are not in use in Saudi Arabia.

Mains voltage

What is the Electricity Voltage in Saudi Arabia?

The voltage in Saudi Arabia is 230 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 in Saudi Arabia, you should either not use your device there, or buy a voltage converter before departing.

Utility frequency

What is the utility frequency in Saudi Arabia?

The utility frequency in Saudi Arabia 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 in Saudi Arabia.

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