When you are thinking of travel to a country especially to Sweden, which receives 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 make you confusing. So what you need to know about the using of your appliances in Sweden?
The Electricity in Sweden :
- Sweden Standard voltage is: 230 V
- Standard frequency: 50 HZ
- Sweden power Plug Types: C and F
The power plugs and sockets in Sweden
For Sweden, there are two associated plug types: the type C and the type F. Check the following pictures :
- Type C : This plug type has two round pins .
- Type F : This plug is the plug which has two round pins with two earth clips on the side , also known as Schuko .And this plug socket also works with the plug type C and the plug type E .
The voltage and frequency in Sweden
The standard voltage in Sweden is 230 V, and the standard frequency is 50 HZ
You can use your equipment in Sweden, if the standard voltage in your country is in between 220-240 volts, If the standard voltage in your country is between 100-120 volts, you need a voltage converter in Sweden. In the United State, the electricity comes out of the wall socket at 110 volts, alternating at 60 cycles per second.
But, if the frequency in Sweden (50 Hz) differs from the one in your country, it is not advised to use your equipment. In other hand, if there is no voltage difference, you could (at your own risk) try to use the appliance for a short time.
Otherwise, if you need to make sure, check the label on the appliance. The some of appliances never need a converter. If the label states in the back ‘INPUT: 100-240V, 50/60 Hz’ the appliance can be used in all countries in the world.
The Sweden travel adapter
When you are planning to travel to Sweden, it is important to remember that the electrical outlets used in this Scandinavian country are different from those used in the United States. Sweden uses the Euro plug Type C and type F for electricity, which has two round prongs and outputs 230 volts of power in Sweden.
The power adapters and step-down transformers are relatively cheap, and you can generally buy them while abroad just as easily as you can at home. It is a good idea to pack these electrical devices for your trip to make sure your appliances can accept 230 volts before you go.
Do you need a travel adapter for a trip to Sweden?
Yes, you need a travel adapter for a trip from the United Kingdom to Sweden. In Sweden, people are using different plugs and plug sockets that are not compatible with plugs from the United Kingdom!
Which types of plugs are used in Sweden?
The Sweden uses plugs of type C and F. The plug sockets of type G, which are common in the United Kingdom, are not in use in Sweden.
The voltage found in the
Frequency of Electrical Current
The frequency found in United Kingdom and Sweden is exactly the same (50Hz).