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How to use plugs from Tonga in Japan

Plugs, sockets, adapters and other information needed for travelling from Tonga to Japan 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

  Tonga Japan  
Voltage: 240V. 100V. icons/exclamation2.gif  
Plugs Type: I. A, B. icons/exclamation2.gif  
Hertz: 50Hz. 50Hz., 60Hz.  

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 Tonga the following plugs are used: (and Nuku‘alofa.)

Tonga' Plug Type I
Plug Type I
Tonga' Outlet Type I
Outlet Type I

... and in Japan you will use: (and Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Fukuoka, Nagoya, Nagasaki, Sapporo.)

Japan' Plug Type A Japan' Plug Type B
Plug Type A Plug Type B
Japan' Outlet Type A Japan' Outlet Type B
Outlet Type A Outlet Type B

Considerations for Japan

Users living in Japan have commented us the outlets type "B" are not common, therefore plugs type "B" might not be easy to plug in Japan.

Matsumoto Castle

Matsumoto Castle

Voltage

Take care: Japan uses lower voltage than Tonga

Your electric devices from Tonga will be expecting 240 Volts, but Japan grid is of 100 Volts, this is a substantial difference that requires you to take some extra steps in preparation to your trip:

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). It is important that you pay attention to your device's voltage. Connecting electronics to the wrong voltage, in the luckiest of the cases, the device will break or stop working temporarily; but please don't take this lightly, in the worst of the cases electrocution and fire hazards are a real possibility.

An automatic power supply suitable from 100 Volts to 240 Volts. An automatic power supply suitable from 100 Volts to 240 Volts.

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.

An hair-dryer showing its consumption of 2000 Watts at 220 Volts An hair-dryer can consume up to 2000 Watts, like the one in the picture above, due to the high power they usually work in one voltage system; this one is suitable for 220-240 Volts systems.

You will need a step up voltage converter a device that can be plugged to 100 volts and it provides an outlet with 240 volts for your Tonga' device. You will need to pay attention to the maximum power output of the converter and the maximum power consumption of the device.

Plugs Type

Different plug systems

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.

Adapters

Im sorry, we can't find an adapter for your travel in our database.

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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