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South Korea South Korea electrical outlets : do I need a travel adapter?

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

Electrical outlets (sockets) and plugs used in South Korea

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

electrical outlet socket type C in South Korea
type C
electrical outlet socket type E in South Korea
type E
electrical outlet socket type F in South Korea
type F

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

Plug adapter for South Korea

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

best travel adapters for south-korea

Prepare your travel to enjoy your stay in South Korea

What is the type of electrical outlets and current in South Korea?

The type of electrical outlets used in South Korea is typically the two-pin plug Type C or the three-pin plug Type F.

The standard voltage in South Korea is 220 volts, and the frequency is 60 Hz. The electrical current used in South Korea is typically 15 ampere.

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

In South Korea, you can charge the battery of your phone or computer using the following methods:

1. Electrical Outlets: South Korea uses a Type C or Type F electrical outlet. If your charger has a compatible plug, you can directly connect it to the outlet. However, if your charger has a different plug type, you will need a universal adapter to convert the plug.

2. USB Ports: Most public spaces, hotels, and airports in South Korea provide USB ports for charging electronic devices. You can simply connect your phone or computer to these ports using a USB cable.

3. Power Banks: If you are traveling and don't have access to electrical outlets, carrying a power bank is a convenient option. Power banks can be charged in advance and used later to charge your phone or computer on the go.

It's important to note that the voltage in South Korea is 220V, so ensure that your charger or power bank is compatible with this voltage. Also, make sure to carry the necessary adapters or converters to avoid any compatibility issues.

Which power adapter should I buy for South Korea?

When it comes to choosing a power adapter for South Korea, there are a few options to consider depending on your device's voltage and plug type.

South Korea uses a power supply of 220V at 60Hz, and the most common plug type is the "Type C" plug, which has two round pins. However, it's important to verify the specific needs of your device before purchasing an adapter.

If your device is compatible with a voltage range of 100-240V, you may only need a simple plug adapter to convert the physical shape of your plug to fit the Type C outlet. These plug adapters are widely available and relatively inexpensive.

However, if your device operates on a lower voltage (e.g., 110-120V), you will need a voltage converter in addition to a plug adapter. A voltage converter ensures that your device receives the correct voltage to avoid any damage or malfunction.

It's also worth noting that many modern electronic devices, such as laptops and smartphones, are designed to be "dual voltage," meaning they can automatically adapt to different voltage ranges. In such cases, you may only need a plug adapter.

To ensure you purchase the right power adapter for your specific needs and device, it's advisable to consult the manufacturer's documentation or contact their customer support for guidance.

What are the 20 largest cities in South Korea?

Here are the 20 largest cities in South Korea:

  1. Seoul
  2. Busan
  3. Incheon
  4. Daegu
  5. Daejeon
  6. Gwangju
  7. Ulsan
  8. Seongnam
  9. Seoul
  10. Bucheon
  11. Ansan
  12. Jeonju
  13. Goyang
  14. Changwon
  15. Pohang
  16. Jeju
  17. Gimhae
  18. Jecheon
  19. Uijeongbu
  20. Anyang