When you planning of a trip to a country specially to Denmark which receive a thousands of tourists every year , you will have a doubt about if your appliances will work when you are there or not , because the multi plugs and voltages in the all the world can makes you perplexing .what you need to know about the using of your equipments in Denmark ?
The plug socket for the Denmark Electric
There are four associated plug types in Denmark, types C, E, F, and K.
- The plug type C is the plug which has two round pins
- The plug type E is the plug which has two round pins and a hole for the socket’s male earthing pin, this type is of French origin. And this socket also works with plug C and with plug F if it has an additional pinhole.
plugtype f is the plug which has two round pins with two earth clips on the side. And the plug type K has two round parallel pins and a grounding pin, this type is of Danish origin. And this socket also works with plug C, plug E, and plug F.
The plug socket voltage Requirements :
The domestic electricity system in Denmark is setup to support the following :
- The standard voltage of 230 V .
- The standard frequency of 50 HZ .
If the standard voltage in your own country is between 220V-240V, you can use all your equipment in Denmark as in Europe, Australia, United Kingdom and most countries in Asia and Africa.
And if the standard voltage in your country is in the range of 100V-127V which is common in the United State , countries in South America and Canada ,you will need a voltage converter in Denmark. Without a converter you will damage you electronic equipment.
If this frequency is different than the frequency in your home country we do not advise you to use your electronic equipment in Denmark. Otherwise, if the voltage is the same (230V) it is possible to use your equipment for a short time at own
The Denmark Travel Adapter
You will need to know what to pack, to make sure that you can use your personal electrical appliances safely while you are in Denmark. And this normally includes the use of a travel adapter, which is a device that permit you to plug any United States electrical appliance into a foreign electrical socket. But it is necessary to note that It does not transform the voltage or frequency.
The plug adapters are the interfaces between the American flat-pronged plug and Denmark’s two (or three) round-prong socket. And these allow you to plug your electrical device into the Denmark wall socket, but they do not transform the voltage to the American 110 volts.
Otherwise, If your appliance is designed to run only on 110-120 volts, you are likely to see smoke, if not fire, from this potent miss-mating. Be carful you need a step-down voltage converter to safely step the voltage down from 220 to 110 volts.