Before packing for your trip to China, it is necessary to check the electricity in China, as well as its plugs and socket system. The Electricity in mainland China is 220 Volts, 50 Hz which is twice the standard voltage than in North America and some Latin American countries running on 110V 60Hz.
|China Hong Kong||220V/50Hz||Philippines||110/220V, 60Hz|
|Egypt||220V/60Hz||Spain||127/220V, 50 Hz|
In order to plug your electronics into the Chinese electrical sockets, you will need an electric adapter, which is simply a connector that matches the shape of your plug with Chinese electrical socket. The electronics like computer, digital camera charger, DVD player, will work with the use of an adapter. Check the AC power adapter and see the information on the back. look for “Input” and if it says 100~240V, you are fine to use it to travel around China.
While, your electrical devices, like hair dryer, curling iron, electric shaver, rechargeable batteries, will require a converter if you are coming from a country that uses 110V. A converter is a very large implement that converts the input from 220V to 110V for your device. If you are coming from the European countries using a voltage of 220V-230V, your appliances will function fine without a need for a converter. Check the back of your appliances and see the description of “Input”. Some of your appliance might be “Dual-Voltage” and they will work fine at either 110V or 220V.
At present, there is no global standard plug and socket. Usually, three types of plugs are used most – Flat Plug System, Square Plug System and Round Plug System.
Flat Plug System: It is raised by American National Standards Institute, mainly used in Asia and North America, such as United States, Canada, Japan, South Korea and China, etc.
Square Plug System: It is raised by British Standard Institute, mainly used in Oceania and South Africa, such as United Kingdom, Singapore, Australia, India and Pakistan.
Round Plug System: It is raised by International Electrical Equipment Certification Committee, mainly used in Europe, like France, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden and more countries.
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