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

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

Electrical outlets (sockets) and plugs used in Switzerland

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

electrical outlet socket type J in Switzerland
type J
electrical outlet socket type C in Switzerland
type C

plug type c  plug type j  

Plug adapter for Switzerland

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

best travel adapters for switzerland

Prepare your travel to enjoy your stay in Switzerland

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

The type of electrical outlets used in Switzerland is Type J. These outlets have three round pins and are grounded. The standard voltage is 230 V and the frequency is 50 Hz.

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

Charging the battery of your phone or computer in Switzerland is relatively straightforward. Here are a few options:

1. Using Power Outlets: Switzerland uses type J power outlets, so you will need a suitable adapter if your device's charger is not compatible. Simply plug your charger into the power outlet, connect the USB end to your device, and it will start charging.

2. USB Ports: Many hotels, airports, and public spaces in Switzerland have USB ports available for charging. You can use the USB cable that comes with your device to connect it to the USB port, and it will start charging.

3. Portable Power Banks: If you're on the go and don't have access to a power outlet or USB port, consider carrying a portable power bank. These battery packs can be charged in advance and then used to charge your devices while you're out and about.

Note: Ensure that your device and charger are compatible with the voltage used in Switzerland, which is 230V. Most modern devices support universal voltage, but it's always a good idea to check before charging.

Which power adapter should I buy for Switzerland?

You will need to buy a power adapter with Type J plug for Switzerland.

What are the 20 largest cities in Switzerland?

The 20 largest cities in Switzerland are:

  1. Zurich
  2. Geneva
  3. Basel
  4. Lausanne
  5. Bern
  6. Saint Gallen
  7. Lucerne
  8. Lugano
  9. Biene
  10. Thun
  11. Köniz
  12. La Chaux-de-Fonds
  13. Fribourg
  14. Schaffhausen
  15. Chur
  16. Neuchâtel
  17. Vernier
  18. Uster
  19. Sion