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How to use plugs from Tahiti in People Republic of China

Plugs, sockets, adapters and other information needed for travelling from Tahiti to People Republic of China 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

  Tahiti People Republic of China  
Voltage: 110V, 220V. 220V. icons/teeth.gif icons/exclamation2.gif  
Plugs Type: A, B, E. A, I, G. icons/teeth.gif icons/question.gif  
Hertz: 60Hz. 50Hz. icons/note.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 Tahiti the following plugs are used: (and Paris, Tahiti Nui, Tahiti Iti.)

Tahiti' Plug Type A Tahiti' Plug Type B Tahiti' Plug Type E
Plug Type A Plug Type B Plug Type E
Tahiti' Outlet Type A Tahiti' Outlet Type B Tahiti' Outlet Type E
Outlet Type A Outlet Type B Outlet Type E

... and in People Republic of China you will use: (and Beijing, Shanghai, Chéngdū, Hángzhōu.)

People Republic of China' Plug Type A People Republic of China' Plug Type I People Republic of China' Plug Type G
Plug Type A Plug Type I Plug Type G
People Republic of China' Outlet Type A People Republic of China' Outlet Type I People Republic of China' Outlet Type G
Outlet Type A Outlet Type I Outlet Type G

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Voltage

Take extreme care: 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.

On the positive side, nowadays many devices will switch automatically to the network voltage and they will work just fine, i.e. mobile phone chargers are typically multi-voltage (but please, do actually check your own).

High-power devices don't usually handle different voltages due to the high-currents involved i.e. anything that its main purpose involves generating heat (or cold) like hair driers, baby bottle warmers, kettles, etc. On the contrary, modern low-power devices are likely to auto-detect and auto-adapt to different voltages i.e. usb chargers, laptop chargers, etc.

You might either need a step up voltage converter, a step down voltage converter, or maybe, nothing at all. When a country electronic grid is not homogenous, there is not much we can help but ask you to exercise caution.

Plugs Type

Some connectors are used in both countries

You will be able to plug the devices directly in People Republic of China (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, M from Tahiti in outlets type I from People Republic of China back view of generic adapter to use plugs type A, B, C, D, E, F, G, M from Tahiti in outlets type I from People Republic of China
Front Back

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

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.

Adapter: generic

front view of generic adapter to use plugs type A, B, C, D, E, F, M from Tahiti in outlets type G from People Republic of China back view of generic adapter to use plugs type A, B, C, D, E, F, M from Tahiti in outlets type G from People Republic of China
Front Back

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

Adapter: generic

front view of generic adapter to use plugs type C, D, E, F, G, M from Tahiti in outlets type A, B from People Republic of China back view of generic adapter to use plugs type C, D, E, F, G, M from Tahiti in outlets type A, B from People Republic of China
Front Back

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

This adapter is probably illegal in some countries, we put it here for educational purposes; it does not have earth connection but it allows earthed plugs to be connected to it. It has no finger-terminal protection. Try to go for a more expensive and safer alternative.

Adapter: generic

front view of generic adapter to use plugs type C, E, F from Tahiti in outlets type A, B from People Republic of China back view of generic adapter to use plugs type C, E, F from Tahiti in outlets type A, B from People Republic of China
Front Back

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

Simple, small and cheap. You can buy half a dozen of them for almost no money and they will not occupy space in your travel bag. its drawback, it does not have earth-connection but it might not be required for some devices.

Adapters you can buy

You can buy them on Ebay here

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.


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