You thinking to travel to Croatia, it is important to plan your trip, before you set off on your adventure to make sure you will use your appliances in Croatia. You need to know in advance the different types of plug, the Croatia voltage, and frequency, also some of the information about the converters and the transformers.
So what do you need to know?
The Electricity in Croatia:
- Croatia standard voltage is : 230 V
- Croatia standard frequency : 50 HZ
- Croatia power Plug Types : C and F
The power plugs and sockets in Croatia
There are two associated plug types in Croatia, the type C and type F, Check out the following pictures:
Type C : This type has two round pins, is known also as the standard Euro plug. And this socket also works with plug type E and plug type F.
Type F : Has two round pins with two earth clips on the side, also known as Schuko. And this plug socket also works with plug socket C and plug socket type E.
The voltage and frequency in Croatia
All sockets in Croatia provide a standard voltage of 230 V with a frequency of 50 HZ. You will use all of your appliances in Croatia if the standard voltage in your own country is the range of 220V and 240V. And this is the case in Australia, the United Kingdom, Europe, and most countries in Africa and Asia.
And if the standard voltage in your country is between 100V and 127V as in the United State, Canada and some countries in South America, you will need a voltage converter in Croatia. Because without a converter you will spoil your equipment.
If the standard frequency is different than the frequency in your home country we do not advise to use your equipment in Croatia. And if the voltage is the same (230V) it is possible to use your equipment for a short time at your own risk.
The converter and transformer in Croatia
The electricity supplies worldwide can vary from anything between 100V and 240V. And it can be extremely very dangerous to use devices that are rated at a voltage different from the supply.
The voltage can differ from country to country, so you may need to use a voltage converter or transformer when you are in Croatia. But if the frequency is different, the normal operation of an electrical appliance may also be affected.
And the most voltage converters and transformers come supplied with plug adaptors, so you may not need to buy a separate travel adaptor.
Do you need a travel adapter for a trip to Croatia?
Yes, you need a travel adapter for a trip from the United Kingdom to Croatia. In Croatia, the people are using multi plugs and plug sockets that are not compatible with plugs from the United Kingdom!
Croatia uses plugs of type C and F, and the plug sockets of type G, which are common in the United Kingdom, are not in use in Croatia.
The voltage is equal to the 230 volts in the United Kingdom. It means that you can use all your electrical appliances without any problems.
The frequency is the same as in the United Kingdom. It is safe to use all your electric appliances in Croatia.