How to use plugs from Spain in United Kingdom
Plugs, sockets, adapters and other information needed for travelling from Spain to United Kingdom 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
|Plugs Type:||C, F.||G, D, M.|
If you are 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 Spain the following plugs are used: (includes Menorca, Mallorca, Ibiza, Palmas, Tenerife, Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Madrid, Sevilla, Barcelona, Valencia, Palma de Mallorca, Granada, San Sebastián.)
|Plug Type C||Plug Type F|
|Outlet Type C||Outlet Type F|
... and in United Kingdom you will use: (includes London, Bath, Oxford, Cambridge, Brighton.)
|Plug Type G||Plug Type D||Plug 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. Plugs type "D" and "M" are considered "old" and not common. They are are still used nowadays to differentiate low-power lighting circuits. So please don't try to use an adapter on them for high-power equipments like hair-dryer or even battery chargers.
We keep "D" and "M" plugs in our database as we don't know your exact destination and you might find one next to a bed table. As a rule of thumb, you will probably be fine with the type "G" in hotels and big cities.
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We have a post "Plugs & Travel Adapters for your next trip to Europe", maybe you want to read it.
The voltage is not exact, but the difference is usually tolerable by electrical devices. Its mostly safe to plug your electrical apparatus from Spain in United Kingdom 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.
Different plug systems
Sorry, none of the plugs used in both countries are common. You will definitelly need plug adapters, please continue reading for more information.
Lists of adapters you can use in your travel:
This adapter allows you to use plugs type: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, N into outlets type: M.
This adapter is extremely generic without loose terminal and finger protection, it does have earth pass-though which is a good thing; but it will not have a good grip because it support so many different plug types in only three generic slots; we don't recommend this adapter unless no better alternative can be found. i.e. a more expensive one.
This adapter allows you to use plugs type: A, B, C, D, E, F, I, M into outlets type: G.
This is a very cheap adapter without loose terminal and finger protection; it does have earth pass-though (good); but no good grip because of so many different supported plugs. We recommend to use a more expensive option if available.
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.
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