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Travel Plug Adaptor for United Kingdom

You are in luck! United Kingdom uses the same type G socket as found in the UK so you shouldn\t need any adaptors as long as your appliances have standard UK 3 pin plugs.

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Please be aware that whilst a travel adaptor will allow you to physically plug a UK plug into a different socket it will not change the voltage or frequency of the supply.

Voltage - The mains voltage in United Kingdom is 230 V which is compatible with all UK appliances (UK voltage is currently specified as 230 V +10% / - 6%).

Frequency - The frequency in United Kingdom is 50 Hz which is the same as the UK.

Special considerations - "Voltage tolerance of 230 V +10%/-6% (216.2 V to 253 V), widened to 230 V ±10% (207 V to 253 V) in 2008. The system supply voltage remains centered on 240 V. [14] A "shaver socket" (similar to Type C) is sometimes found in bathrooms that will provide low current to some other plug types. These sometimes have a ~110 V socket and a ~240 V socket in the same unit, or a switch to select voltage for a single socket. The G type socket usually has an on-off switch. IEC 60309 plugs and connectors are used in industrial and construction locations as well as for outdoor use in domestic and other business premises. Plug types D and M were used until the 1960s and are still in preferred use for theatre and TV stage lighting applications due to lack of internal fuse."

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Plug / Socket Types in use in
United Kingdom

Voltage: 230 V
Frequency: 50 Hz

Type G Socket used in United Kingdom
Type G Socket

Type G Plug used in United Kingdom
Type G Plug

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