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Germany Germany electrical outlets : do I need a travel adapter?

You're going to travel to Germany and you don't know if your electric devices (your computer, mobile phone, battery charger...) will be able to work there?

To know if you need a travel plug adapter to go to Germany, you have to consider 3 things : the shape of the plugs, the voltage and the frequency of the current delivered by electrical outlets in Germany.

Electrical outlets (sockets) and plugs used in Germany

Here are the shape of the sockets in Germany, and the the types of plugs used in Germany :

electrical outlet socket type F in Germany
type F

plug type c  plug type e  plug type ef  plug type f  

Plug adapter for Germany

If none of your usual plug is compatible, you should buy a travel adapter to be able to plug your electric devices in Germany (please visit our selection on Amazon for more details).

best travel adapters for germany

Prepare your travel to enjoy your stay in Germany

What is the type of electrical outlets and current in Germany?

The type of electrical outlets commonly used in Germany is the Schuko type. These outlets have two round pins for line and neutral, and a protruding grounding pin. They are also compatible with Europlugs, which have two round pins without grounding.

The standard voltage in Germany is 230 volts, and the frequency is 50 hertz. This means that electronic devices should be compatible with these specifications in order to be used in Germany.

How can I charge the battery of my phone or computer in Germany?

To charge the battery of your phone or computer in Germany, you will need a few things:

  1. A compatible charging cable or adapter for your device.
  2. An electrical outlet or power socket.
  3. A plug adapter (if your device's charger has a different plug than the German power outlets).

Here is the step-by-step process to charge your phone or computer:

  1. Connect the charging cable to the charging port of your device.
  2. If required, attach the plug adapter to the charging cable.
  3. Locate an electrical outlet or power socket in your location.
  4. If necessary, plug the plug adapter into the power socket.
  5. Insert the charging cable into the power socket.
  6. Your device should start charging. You may see a visual indication on your device's screen.
  7. Leave your device connected until it reaches the desired battery level.
  8. Once fully charged, unplug the cable from the device and disconnect it from the power socket.

Remember to always use the appropriate charging cables, adapters, and power sources to ensure safe and efficient charging. Also, check the voltage compatibility of your device's charger to match the German power supply (typically 220-240V).

Which power adapter should I buy for Germany?

If you are traveling to Germany, you will need a power adapter that is compatible with the German electrical outlets. In Germany, the standard voltage is 230 volts, and the frequency is 50 Hz. The type of plug used in Germany is the Europlug (Type C) or the Schuko plug (Type F).

It is recommended to purchase a universal power adapter that is compatible with multiple plug types. These adapters usually come with interchangeable plugs that can be used in various countries, including Germany.

Before purchasing a power adapter, make sure to check its specifications and ensure that it supports the voltage and frequency used in Germany. Additionally, verify that it is compatible with Type C or Type F plugs.

It's also a good idea to consider purchasing an adapter with built-in surge protection to safeguard your devices from voltage fluctuations.

By using a suitable power adapter, you can safely plug in and power your electronic devices while visiting Germany.

What are the 20 largest cities in Germany?

The 20 largest cities in Germany are:

  1. Berlin
  2. Hamburg
  3. Munich
  4. Cologne
  5. Frankfurt
  6. Stuttgart
  7. Düsseldorf
  8. Dortmund
  9. Essen
  10. Leipzig
  11. Bremen
  12. Dresden
  13. Hanover
  14. Nuremberg
  15. Duisburg
  16. Bochum
  17. Wuppertal
  18. Bielefeld
  19. Bonn
  20. Münster