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You are in luck! United Kingdom uses the same type G socket as found in the UK so you shouldnt 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 3 pin 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



At a Glance

United Kingdom flag
 
 
 
 
Capital:
London
Population:
64,511,000
(2014 estimate)
Area:
243,610 km2
(94,058 sq mi)
   Land:
98.66 %
   Water:
1.34 %
 
 
 
 
Time Zone:
UTC
Dialling Code:
+44
Currency:
United Kingdom Pound (GBP)
Language:
English
 
 
 
 
Country Code:
(ISO 3166-1 alpha-2)
GB
Country Code:
(ISO 3166-1 alpha-3)
GBR
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