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

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

Electrical outlets (sockets) and plugs used in Portugal

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

electrical outlet socket type C in Portugal
type C
electrical outlet socket type F in Portugal
type F

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

Plug adapter for Portugal

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

best travel adapters for portugal

Prepare your travel to enjoy your stay in Portugal

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

In Portugal, the type of electrical outlets commonly used is Type F. Type F outlets have two round pins, with a grounding connection as well. These outlets are compatible with plugs of Type C, which have two round pins but no grounding connection.

The standard voltage in Portugal is 230 volts, and the frequency is 50 hertz. It's important to note that if you are traveling from a country with a different voltage or frequency, you may need a voltage converter or adapter to safely plug in your electronic devices.

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

Charging the battery of your phone or computer in Portugal is quite straightforward. Here are a few options you can consider:

1. Using Power Outlets:

In Portugal, the standard voltage is 230V, and the frequency is 50Hz. Most power outlets in Portugal use the Type F plug, which has two round pins and a grounding pin. However, some older buildings may still have the Type C plug, which does not have a grounding pin.

To charge your device, you will need a suitable power adapter or a universal travel adapter that supports the Type F or Type C plug. Plug your charger into the adapter, and then insert the adapter into the power outlet. Ensure that your charger supports the voltage and frequency in Portugal. Most modern electronic devices, including smartphones and laptops, are compatible with the voltage and frequency used in Portugal. But it's always a good idea to double-check the specifications of your specific device.

2. USB Charging:

Another convenient way to charge your phone or computer in Portugal is through USB charging. Most hotels, restaurants, and cafes offer USB charging ports that you can use to charge your device. Additionally, you can also carry a portable power bank or battery pack to charge your devices on the go.

3. Using Travel Adapters and Converters:

If your device's charger does not support the voltage or plug type used in Portugal, you may need a voltage converter or a specific travel adapter. Voltage converters can adapt the local voltage to match your device's requirements, while travel adapters allow you to plug your device into different types of power outlets.

Ensure that you choose a reliable and high-quality adapter or converter to avoid any potential damage to your phone or computer.

Remember to always follow the manufacturer's instructions and safety guidelines while charging your devices. If you have any doubts or concerns, it's best to consult the device's user manual or contact the manufacturer.

Which power adapter should I buy for Portugal?

In Portugal, the standard power outlets are Type F, also commonly known as Schuko. So, you will need a power adapter compatible with Type F outlets.

What are the 20 largest cities in Portugal?

Here is a list of the 20 largest cities in Portugal:

  1. Lisbon
  2. Porto
  3. Vila Nova de Gaia
  4. Amadora
  5. Braga
  6. Setúbal
  7. Coimbra
  8. Queluz
  9. Funchal
  10. Cacém
  11. Vila Nova de Famalicão
  12. Algueirão-Mem martins
  13. Leiria
  14. Evora
  15. Rio de Mouro
  16. Barreiro
  17. Ponta Delgada
  18. Aveiro
  19. Amarante
  20. Matosinhos

Note: This list is based on population size and may vary depending on different sources and criteria.