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Report for using plugs from United Kingdom in Saudi Arabia

Plugs, sockets, adapters and other information needed for travelling from United Kingdom to Saudi Arabia in this page. You can re-start the wizard to change countries.

Quick Chart at-a-glance

  United Kingdom Saudi Arabia  
Voltage: 230V. 127V, 220V. icons/teeth.gif icons/exclamation2.gif icons/exclamation2.gif  
Plugs Type: G, D, M. A, B, F, G. icons/teeth.gif icons/question.gif  
Hertz: 50Hz. 60Hz. icons/note.gif  

The Chart Explained

If you are an electrical savvy, perhaps the previous chart is all you need. If this is not the case, you can continue reading and discover what the chart is saying!

Plugs and Sockets at each country

In United Kingdom the following plugs are used:

Plugs Type G Plugs Type D Plugs Type M
Plug Type G Plug Type D Plug Type M
Plugs Type G Plugs Type D Plugs Type M
Outlet Type G Outlet Type D Outlet Type M

Considerations for the United Kingdom

It is likely you will only find plugs-type "G" in the UK. Plug types "D" and "M" are considered very old and they are not common. We keep the old-plugs in our database as we don't know your exact destination. As a rule of thumb, you will probably be fine with the type "G" in hotels and big cities.

... and in Saudi Arabia you will use:

Plugs Type A Plugs Type B Plugs Type F Plugs Type G
Plug Type A Plug Type B Plug Type F Plug Type G
Plugs Type A Plugs Type B Plugs Type F Plugs Type G
Outlet Type A Outlet Type B Outlet Type F Outlet Type G

Details

Voltage

The electric network is not homogeneous

Different voltages are used within the countries. So perhaps different voltages are used in different regions or cities. You will have to exercise extreme caution about this. Before pluging any electric device, you should check your device voltage and you must ask a local for the voltage used in the electric network. If you move to different city or region, you should ask again. Using electric devices in different voltage network could incurr in a broken device and even fire. Please read further the page for more information.

Plugs Type

Some connectors are used in both countries

You will be able to plug the devices directly in Saudi Arabia (please read other sections of this reports in regards to voltage, etc.). Perhaps you will need adapters for some sockets, but it is usually easier to find adapters at destination if your plug is already being used in the country. Sometimes different cities uses different systems, you might need to do a bit more of research. If you find more information please let us know.

Adapters

Lists of adapters you can use in your travel:

Adapter: generic1

This adapter allows you to use plugs type: A, B, D, G, M into outlets type: C, E, F, L.

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Adapter: generic1

This adapter allows you to use plugs type: C, D, E, F, G, M into outlets type: A, B.

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Front Back

Adapter: generic1

This adapter allows you to use plugs type: A, B, C, D, E, F, M into outlets type: G.

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Adapters you can buy

You can buy the following multi-purpose adapters from Amazon. Please also take a look at the recommended gadgets for your trip.

Hertz

No equal Hertz

This is not a big issue. Unless you are using an electric alarm clock or some motors when speed is an issue. Explanation: Some alarm clocks uses the frequency of electricity network to measure time. So, time shifts could be experimented. Almost every home electronic device works perfectly with different Hertz.