You are thinking to travel to Libya, and you will have a doubt about if your appliances will work or not when you are there. Because the multiplugs and voltages can make you confusing when you think to visit the other country. So what you need to know in advance to charge your appliances in Libya?
The Electrical in Libya:
- The standard voltage : 127 / 230 V
- Standard frequency : 50 HZ
- The power Plug Types : C, D, F and L
The power plugs and sockets in Libya:
There are two associated plug types in Libya, the plug C, D, F and L.
the plug C I the plug which has two round pins is also known as the standard Euro plug. And this socket also works with plug type and plug type F.
The plug type D is mainly used in India, Sri Lanka, Nepal and some of the African countries. And this socket only works with plug type D.
The plug type F is also known as Schuko. And this plug socket also works with plug type C and plug type E. The last one is the plug type L which has three round pins, this type is of Italian origin. And this socket also works with plug C.
The voltage and frequency in Libya:
The standard voltage in Libya is 127 / 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz. Be Careful! In Libya There are more than one voltage is being used (127 / 230 V). It’s depending on the region, the city or even the hotel which voltage you will come across. And you cannot use your equipment if the local voltage exceeds the maximum voltage of your appliances. You will need a voltage converter!
If the voltage is less than that in your own country, you will need a voltage converter as well. Some say you can try to use your appliances carefully in Libya without a converter. But if you can’t take any chances, you can use a converter.
Otherwise, if the frequency in Libya is differs from the one in your country, it is not advised to use your equipments. But if there is no voltage difference, you could at your own risk try to use the appliance for a short time.
The travel adapter in Libya:
When you thinking for a trip , you will need to know what to take with you , to ensure that you can use your electrical equipment safely whilst abroad.
It normally includes the use of the travel adaptor, which is a device that simply allows you to plug any UK Devices into a foreign electrical socket. You need to note that it does not convert the voltage or frequency.
Do I need a travel adapter for a trip from the United State to Libya?
you will need a travel adapter for a trip from the United States to Libya. Because in Libya, the people are using multi plugs and electrical outlets that are not compatible with plugs from the United States!
Libya uses electrical outlets of type C and L. The electrical outlets of type A and B, which are common in the United States, are not in use in Libya.
The voltage is higher than the 120 volts in the United States. It means that you have to be careful when using electrical devices purchased in the United States.
The frequency is lower than the frequency in use in the United States. And this difference may not be a problem for most of your devices, but you still have to be careful.