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Travel Adapter Plug for Denmark
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Most European type C/E/F adapters will fit the Danish type K outlets although no ground connection will be made.

Travel Adapter for Denmark

There are multiple receptacle types used in Denmark (E / K). Type K is the most commonly found so a US to type K adapter should allow you to connect your appliances in many cases. If you want to be sure though a better option may be to invest in a worldwide adapter that is a single unit capable of connecting to multiple receptacle types.
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Please be aware that whilst a travel adapter will allow you to physically fit a US plug into a different receptacle it will not change the voltage or frequency of the supply.

Warning triangle Voltage - The mains voltage in Denmark is 230 V which is incompatible with most US appliances (US voltage is currently specified as 120 V + /- 5%). Check any appliances that you wish to use carefully to see what voltage is specified. Items such as laptops will often specify "100 - 240V" either on the equipment or the power supply (if it has one). If not then you will need a transformer to operate your appliance. If it is not marked as able to accept the local voltage do not plug it in! It is extremely dangerous to attempt to operate appliances at higher voltages than they are rated for and may result in damage to the appliance, fire and serious injury to the operator

Warning triangle Frequency - The frequency is 50 Hz which is slightly lower than in the US (which operates at 60 Hz). In practical terms this makes little difference as most travel appliances will run at either frequency. Some items with motors, such as hairdryers and some clocks will run a little slower than intended but it is not likely to be problematic. Check your device - it may say 50/60 Hz which indicates that it is compatible with either frequency. If you are in doubt or you have sensitive or expensive equipment check with the manufacturer first as some equipment may be damaged by running on an incorrect frequency. Neither travel adapters nor transformers are able to change the supply frequency.

Special considerations - Type E was added from July 2008.[7] Type F was added from November 2011.[8] Type C wall sockets are prohibited in houses build after April 1975.[9] All new sockets must be childproof.[10] 400V three-phase power is very common; The plugs/sockets used are either IEC 60309-2, or the Danish IP20 - mostly know as "komfurstik" or "380V-stik". Type C plugs fit into Type K sockets, but the opposite is not true. Denmark"s connectors have standard pin diameter and spacing, but its outlets may have different housing depths which may interfere with some adaptors.

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Plug / Outlet Types in use in

Voltage: 230 V Warning triangle
Frequency: 50 Hz Warning triangle

Type C Plug used in Denmark
Type C Plug

Type E Outlet used in Denmark
Type E Outlet

Type E Plug used in Denmark
Type E Plug

Type K Outlet used in Denmark
Type K Outlet

Type K Plug used in Denmark
Type K Plug

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