You are planning to visit Russia and you plan to discover the country. it is important to plan your trip before you set off on your adventure to make sure you will see all the Russia Great places. And to make sure that yourappliances that you will pack with you will work or not, you need to know in advance the different types of plug, the frequency and voltage, and some information about the converters and the transformers.
So what do you need to know?
The Electricity in Russia:
- Russia Standard voltage is: 220 V
- The standard frequency: 50 HZ
- Russia power Plug Types: C and F
Power plugs and sockets in Russia
The power plugs and sockets in Russia are of types C and F. Check out the following pictures:
Type F: Is the plug which has two round pins with two earth clips on the side, also known as Schuko. This plug socket also works with plug type C and plug type E.
The voltage and frequency in Russia
The standard voltage in Russia is 22 V and the standard frequency is 50 HZ. You can use all your equipment in Russia if the standard voltage in your own country is the range of 220V-240V. And this is mostly the case in Australia, Europe, United Kingdom, Asia and most countries in Africa.
And if the standard voltage in your country is between 100V-127V as in the United state, countries in South America and Canada , you will need a voltage converter in Russia. Be careful , without a converter you will damage you electronic equipment.
But If the frequency 50 HZ is different than the frequency in your home country we do not recommend to useyour appliances in Russia. But if the voltage is the same 220V it is possible to use your equipment at your own risk for a short time .
The converter and transformer in Russia
The supply voltage In Russia is 230V. But if the appliance is a single voltage rated appliance, it will need to Work at the same voltage as the supply voltage of the country 230V. But if this is not the case it should be used alongside a voltage converter or transformer to allow the appliance to work safely and properly.
And you can determine whether you will need to use a converter or transformer, by looking at the appliance rating plate.
Do You need a travel adapter when you travel to Russia?
Yes, you need a travel adapter for a trip from the United States to Russia. In Russia, the people are using A different of plugs and electrical outlets that are not compatible with plugs from the United States.
Russia uses electrical plug of type C and F. The electrical outlets of type A and B, which are common in the United States, are not in use in Russia.
The voltages found in United States of America and Russia are significantly different.
Therefore ,the frequency is lower than the 60 Hertz in use in the United States. And this difference may not be a problem for most of your devices