230 V
50 Hz

If you’re travelling to UK, you don’t want to be without power. So, make sure you have the correct power plug adapter and, depending on your country of origin, a necessary voltage convertor. We provide up-to-date information on all the types of electrical outlets used in United Kingdom as well as their standard voltage and frequency. 

Power plug types in United Kingdom

United Kingdom uses one plug and socket type – G.

Type G

Plug Type G

Other countries that share the G type of plugs are Malaysia, Cyprus, and Ireland. Some of the main areas for travellers in United Kingdom include London, Scotland, and Wales.

Voltage and frequency of electricity in United Kingdom

United Kingdom has a standard electricity voltage of 230 volts and a frequency of 50 hertz. You need to be careful when it comes to different electrical voltages and frequencies. If you’re coming from a country that has a lower standard voltage such at 120 Volts you will likely need a voltage converter. If the frequency of your device is not 50 hertz like in United Kingdom, it’s recommended not to use it without a voltage converter which also changes the frequency (hertz). Most devices these days will show a range of volts and hertz which means they can more easily be used in different countries without the risk of damage. 

Do I need a power plug adapter for United Kingdom? 

Select the country you’re traveling from to find out what plug adapter you need for United Kingdom:

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If you’re not just traveling to United Kingdom and want a travel adapter that works in any country in the world you can save yourself the hassle of buying many adapters and get a universal travel adapter. 

Power plug and electricity information has been collected from the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and the relevant electrical standards from individual countries. Anything we missed on power plugs in United Kingdom? Please leave us a reply.