You are planning to travel to Austria, you may have a doubt if your appliances will work in Austria or not ,because the multi plugs and voltages in the all the world can makes you confusing . So what you need to know about the using your devices in Austria?
The Electricity in Austria :
- Austria Standard voltage is : 230 V
- Austria standard frequency : 50 HZ
- Austria power Plug Types : C and F
The power plugs and sockets in Austria
For Austria , there are two associated plug types : the type C and the type For Austria , there are two associated plug types : the type C and the type F. Check the following pictures :. Check the following pictures :
- Type C: This plug type has two round pins.
- Type F: Is the plug type which has two round pins with two earth clips on the side, also known as Schuko.And this plug socket also works with the plug type C and the plug type E.
The voltage and frequency in Austria
The standard voltage in Austria is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz. So you can use all your equipment in Austria if the standard voltage in your own country is between 220V and 240V, and This is mostly the case in Australia, United Kingdom and most countries in Africa and Asia, and in Europe.
And if the standard voltage in your country is in the range of 100V-127V which is most common in the United State, countries in South America and Canada, you will need a voltage converter in Austria. Because without a converter you will damage your electronic appliance.
But if this frequency 50 HZ is different than the frequency in your home country we do not advise you to use your electronic equipment in Austria.
The converters and transformers in Austria
If the equipment or its power supply are not dual voltage rated, the single voltage appliance will have to be used a voltage converter or transformer to allow the appliance to work safely and properly.
The transformers and converters perform a similar function, but their applications is different. And the converters are typically used with equipment that operate for a short duration (1-2hours), whilst most transformers can be used alongside appliances that operate continuously.If you are from the United State :
Do you need a travel adapter for a trip to Austria?
Yes, you will need a travel adapter for a trip from the United States to Austria. Because in Austria, the people are using a different plugs and electrical outlets that are not compatible with plugs from the United States!
Electricity Voltage in Austria as same USA?
The voltage :
Therefore, the voltage is higher than the 120 volts in the United States. And this difference means that you have to be careful when using electrical devices purchased in the United States:
You must read the instruction manual of your device and check at which voltage it is safe to use.
The frequency :
Therefore, the frequency is lower than the 60 Hertz in use in the United States. But this difference may not be a problem for most of your devices .