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Guide for the traveller with plugs

How to use plugs from Russian Federation in Switzerland

Plugs, sockets, adapters and other information needed for travelling from Russian Federation 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

  Russian Federation Switzerland  
Voltage: 220V. 230V. icons/teeth.gif icons/exclamation2.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 Russian Federation the following plugs are used: (includes Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kaliningrad, Irkutsk, Vladivostok, Yekaterinburg.)

Russian Federation' Plug Type C Russian Federation' Plug Type F
Plug Type C Plug Type F
Russian Federation' Outlet Type C Russian Federation' 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

Beautiful Bern

Beautiful Bern


We have a post "Plugs & Travel Adapters for your next trip to Europe", maybe you want to read it.


Similar voltage

The voltage is not exact, but the difference is usually tolerable by electrical devices. Its mostly safe to plug your electrical apparatus from Russian Federation in Switzerland without a voltage adapter. If you have any concerns with a special device i.e. a medical device, you probably want to seek further professional help.

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.


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 from Russian Federation 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 from Russian Federation 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 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.


Equal Hertz

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

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