What You Need to Know About the Electrical Sockets Used in China

Type B plug

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If you’re traveling to China, it’s important that you know about the different types of electrical sockets used in the country. Many tourists end up having to purchase adapters or even new appliances when they get there because they didn’t do their research in advance. In this article, we’ll discuss the three main types of sockets used in China, as well as some tips for avoiding any problems.

China Power Electric Socket Type

Type A plug

Type A sockets are the most common in China. They are two-pronged and have round holes. If you have appliances from North America, Europe, or Australia, you will need an adapter to use them with a Type A socket.

Type B plug

Type B sockets are less common than Type A, but you will still find them in some parts of the country. They have two prongs that are slightly different sizes, and the holes are also oval-shaped. If you’re coming from North America, you won’t need an adapter for your appliances.

Type i plug

Type I is the most common type of high-power electrical socket in China, it is widely used in extension sockets, water heaters, refrigerators, and other appliances. Its shape is similar to the Australian standard, the difference is that its grounding pole is located in the middle.

What Voltage Is Used In China?

The standard voltage in China is 220~250 V and 50 Hz. If you’re coming from a country with a lower voltage, such as the United States, you will need to use a voltage converter for your appliances.

If you carry the equipment written above the working range of 110 ~ 240V, then you do not have to worry about the equipment will be damaged, if it does not reach 220V or more we need to buy a transformer to ensure the safety of the equipment.

Also, you need to pay attention to the hertz number of your product because different hertz runs at different speeds, 50 Hz runs faster than 60 Hz, but you don’t have to worry about that because most transformers come with adapters.

How Do I Charge My Phone, Tablet, And Camera In China?

The good news is that you can use the same chargers for your phones, tablets, and cameras in China as you do in other countries. The standard voltage is the same, so you won’t need a converter or adapter. Just make sure that you have the right plugs for the sockets.

If you’re bringing any other electrical appliances with you, such as a hair dryer or curling iron, you will need to check the voltage and make sure that it is compatible with the power in China. You may also need an adapter or converter. It’s always best to check in advance so that you can be prepared.

As you can see, there are a few things to keep in mind when it comes to the electrical sockets used in China. By doing your research and being prepared, you can avoid any problems and make sure that all of your devices will work while you’re in the country. Safe travels!

These are some of the designs I recommend and they are all available globally

Some Travel Tips

Because China is so large, the temperature difference between the north and the south can reach more than 30°, and its territory includes cold, temperate, and tropical regions.

So please choose the right clothes for your destination before you leave.

Finally, please learn a Chinese pronunciation from me: NI HAO.

When you want to ask a question, you can say “NI HAO” to any Chinese person and they will stop and answer you.

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