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How to use plugs from Germany in Switzerland

Plugs, sockets, adapters and other information needed for travelling from Germany to Switzerland in this page. If you want a report for other countries, re-start the wizard to find to electric adapters for your trip here.

Quick Chart at-a-glance

  Germany Switzerland  
Voltage: 230V. 230V. icons/teeth.gif  
Plugs Type: C, F. C, J. icons/teeth.gif icons/question.gif  
Hertz: 50Hz. 50Hz. icons/teeth.gif  

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 Germany the following plugs are used: (includes Berlin, Munich, Frankfurt am Main, Hamburg, Hanover, Dresden, Bremen.)

Germany' Plug Type C Germany' Plug Type F
Plug Type C Plug Type F
Germany' Outlet Type C Germany' Outlet Type F
Outlet Type C Outlet Type F

... and in Switzerland you will use: (includes Bern, Zürich, Geneva, Basel, Lucerne, Lugano, Lausanne.)

Switzerland' Plug Type C Switzerland' Plug Type J
Plug Type C Plug Type J
Switzerland' Outlet Type C Switzerland' Outlet Type J
Outlet Type C Outlet Type J

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Voltage

Exact voltage

Perfect! This is very good! You will not need any sort of voltage adapter (they are always big, heavy and they can't handle too much energy. i.e. might have problems with hairdryers). You can plug your devices to the electric network grid in Switzerland without requiring a voltage adapter.

Plugs Type

Some connectors are used in both countries

You will be able to plug the devices directly in Switzerland (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: generic

front view of generic adapter to use plugs type A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N from Germany in outlets type J from Switzerland back view of generic adapter to use plugs type A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N from Germany in outlets type J from Switzerland
Front Back

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

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.

You can buy them on Ebay here

Hertz

Equal Hertz

This is the perfect situation. You will not have any clock shift issue with the same Hertz.


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