South Korea: power plug adapter voltage

South Korea engages the thousands of tourists every year, who are all looking to discover the country. Before you plan your trip you need to consider what to pack, to make sure you can use your personal electrical appliances in South Korea. You may have confusion about the power plug types used in South Korea, the power voltage and if you need a travel adapter or a voltage converter, this is what we will discuss in this article.

The Electrical Power in The South Korea  :

  • South Korea voltage is: 220 V
  • Standard frequency: 60 HZ
  • South Korea power Plug Types: C and F

 The power plugs and sockets in the South Korea

The power plugs and sockets in South Korea are of types C and F. Check out the following pictures :

Type C : This Plug type is the plug which has two round pins , also known as the standard Euro plug. And this Plug socket also works with plug E and plug F .

Type F : This plug has two round pins with two earth clips on the side , also known as Schuko .And this socket works with plug C and plug F .

 The voltage and frequency in the South Korea

       The standard voltage in South Korea is 220 v and the standard frequency is 60 HZ, You can use your equipment in South Korea, if the standard voltage in your country is in between 220 and 240 volts as in United Kingdom, Australia, most countries in Asia and Africa.

        Otherwise, if the standard voltage in your country is in the range of 100 and 120 volts as in the United State and Canada, you need a voltage converter in South Korea. And without aconverter you will damage your electronic appliances.

        If the frequency of the South Korea is different than the frequency in your home country we do not advise you to use your equipment in the South Korea. But if the voltage is the same it is possible to use your appliances for a short time (AT YOUR OWN RISK ).

Voltage converters and transformers in the South Korea:

       The voltage can differ from country to another; you may need to use a voltage converter or transformer when you are in the South Korea. And If the frequency is different, the normal operation of an electrical appliance may also be affected.

        The most voltage converters and transformers come supplied with plug adaptors, so you may not need to buy a separate travel adaptor in South Korea .

The plug adapter between the America and the South Korea:

        The plug adapters are the interfaces between the American flat-pronged plug and South Korea‚Äôs two round– prong socket. And these allow you to plug your electrical device into the South Korean wall socket, but they do not transform  the electricity to the American 110 volts. If your appliance is designed to run only on 110 and 120 volts, you will be likely  to see smoke, if not fire, from this potent miss-mating. You will need a step-down voltage converter to safely voltage down from 220 to 110.

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