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

You're going to travel to Philippines 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 Philippines, you have to consider 3 things : the shape of the plugs, the voltage and the frequency of the current delivered by electrical outlets in Philippines.

Electrical outlets (sockets) and plugs used in Philippines

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

electrical outlet socket type A in Philippines
type A
electrical outlet socket type B in Philippines
type B
electrical outlet socket type C in Philippines
type C
electrical outlet socket type F in Philippines
type F

plug type a  plug type b  plug type c  plug type e  plug type ef  plug type f  

Plug adapter for Philippines

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

best travel adapters for philippines

Prepare your travel to enjoy your stay in Philippines

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

The type of electrical outlets commonly used in the Philippines is Type A or Type B. Type A outlets have two flat parallel pins, while Type B outlets have two flat parallel pins and a grounding pin.

The standard voltage in the Philippines is 220 V, and the frequency is 60 Hz. The current used in residential and commercial buildings is typically between 10-20 amps.

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

Charging the battery of your phone or computer in the Philippines is a straightforward process. You will need to follow these simple steps:

Step 1:

Ensure you have the necessary charging cables and adaptors. Check the type of charger supported by your device and make sure you have the appropriate charger or adaptor for Philippine power outlets.

Step 2:

Locate an electrical outlet in your vicinity. In the Philippines, the standard voltage is 220 volts, with a frequency of 60 hertz. Most electrical outlets feature Type A and Type B American-style sockets.

Step 3:

Plug in your charger or adaptor into the electrical outlet.

Step 4:

Connect the other end of the charging cable to your phone or computer, ensuring a secure connection.

Step 5:

Turn on the power supply and allow your device to charge. Typically, you will see a charging icon or indicator on your device's screen during the charging process.

Step 6:

Leave your device connected until it reaches the desired battery level. Charging time depends on the device's battery capacity and the charging speed supported by your charger or adaptor.

Step 7:

Once your device is sufficiently charged, unplug it from the electrical outlet and disconnect the charging cable.

Remember to handle your devices, chargers, and adaptors with care and in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions to avoid any potential damage or accidents.

By following these steps, you can effectively charge your phone or computer battery in the Philippines.

Which power adapter should I buy for Philippines?

The power adapter you should buy for the Philippines depends on the type of plug used in the country. In the Philippines, the standard voltage is 220V, and the frequency is 60Hz. The most commonly used plug types in the Philippines are Type A, Type B, and Type C.

If the plug type in your country is different from any of these types, you will need a power adapter to convert your plug to one of these types.

Type A plugs have two flat pins, Type B plugs have two flat pins with a grounding pin, and Type C plugs have two round pins. You can determine the plug type used in your country by checking the power adapter or device you plan to use in the Philippines.

When purchasing a power adapter, make sure it is compatible with the voltage and frequency in the Philippines (220V, 60Hz) and has the appropriate plug type (Type A, Type B, or Type C) for your device or charger.

It is important to note that power adapters only convert the plug type and do not convert the voltage. If your device requires a different voltage, you might need a voltage converter in addition to a power adapter.

It is recommended to consult with the manufacturer of your device or a local electronics store to ensure you purchase the correct power adapter for your specific needs.

What are the 20 largest cities in Philippines?

According to the latest statistics, the 20 largest cities in the Philippines are:

  1. Quezon City
  2. Manila
  3. Caloocan
  4. Davao City
  5. Cebu City
  6. Zamboanga City
  7. Taguig City
  8. Antipolo
  9. Pasig City
  10. Valenzuela
  11. Las Piñas
  12. Makati City
  13. Muntinlupa
  14. Parañaque
  15. Marikina City
  16. Cagayan de Oro
  17. Malabon
  18. San José del Monte
  19. Bacoor
  20. Iloilo City

Please note that this list may vary depending on population changes and urban development.