Taiwan: power plug voltage adapter type

   You are planning to travel to Taiwan, and you have a doubt if your appliances will work in Taiwan or not, because the multi-plugs and voltages in all the world can make you perplexing.So what you need to know about using your devices in Taiwan?

The adaptors for the Taiwan Electric Plug 

     There are two associated plug types in Taiwan, types A and B,

  • the plug type A is mainly used in Central and North America, Japan and China. And this socket only works with plug A.
  • And the plug type B is like plug type A, but with an extra prong for grounding. This type of socket also works with plug A.

The voltage Requirements in Taiwan  :

The regional electricity system in Taiwan is setup to support the following :

  • The standard voltage of 110 V.
  • Standard frequency of  60 HZ.

       The standard voltage in Taiwan is 110 V and the standard frequency is 60 Hz. And you can use your electric appliances in Taiwan if the standard voltage in your country is the range of 110 – 127 V which common in Canada, the most South American countries and the United State of America.

     Otherwise, if the standard voltage in your country is between 220 – 240 V as is in Europe, Asia, Africa, United Kingdom, and Australia, you will need a voltage converter in Taiwan.

     But if this frequency is different than the frequency in your home country we do not advised you to use your electronic equipment in Taiwan. Be carful , if the voltage is the same (110V) it is possible to use your equipment for a short time , of course at own risk .

The Taiwan Travel Adapter

        Taiwan Complete Adapter Plug Kit has all the adapters you will need for traveling to Taiwan. Taiwan adapters will adapt your US appliance to fit into Taiwan wall outlets.

  • Deluxe Adapter Kit: Includes two adapters and ships Priority Mail with tracking.
  • Standard PLUS Adapter Kit: Includes one grounded adapters and one power surge strip and always ships Priority Mail.
  • Standard Adapter Kit: Includes one grounded adapter.  
  • Basic Adapter Kit:  Includes one non-grounded adapter.

     If you are thinking to travel  to Taiwan’s neighboring country China you will most likely need to take an adapter and possibly a converter. Moreover, if you are traveling to nearby country Hong Kong you will need to take an adapter and possibly a converter.

    Although , Taiwan uses North American sockets, the sockets are not required to be polarized. But since equipment , such as laptops have a polarized plug with one prong wider than the other, you may still need an adapter to use your plug in Taiwan.

   And if you are staying in a nice hotel that caters to international visitors, the outlets will be polarized and you will not need an adapter.

Do you need a travel adapter for a trip to Taiwan?

No, you do not need a travel adapter for a trip from the United States to Taiwan. In Taiwan, the  people are using the same electrical outlets  and plugs as in the United States.

Which types of electrical plug and voltage are used in Taiwan?

Taiwan uses the electrical outlets of type A and B. These are the same types of plugs used in the United States, So you do not need a travel adapter in Taiwan.

The voltage in Taiwan is 110 volts, therefore, the voltage ‘ 110 ‘ is lower than the 120 volts in the United States.

 And this difference means that you have to be cautious when using electrical devices purchased in the United tates:

You need to read the instruction manual of your device and check at which voltage it is safe to use. Be carful, if the voltage stated in the user’s manual or on the device’s power supply differs from the mains voltage in Taiwan, you should not use your device there, or buy a voltage converter before departing.

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