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How to use plugs from United Kingdom in India

Plugs, sockets, adapters and other information needed for travelling from United Kingdom to India 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

  United Kingdom India  
Voltage: 230V. 230V. icons/teeth.gif  
Plugs Type: G, D, M. C, D, M. 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 United Kingdom the following plugs are used: (and London, Bath, Oxford, Cambridge, Brighton.)

United Kingdom' Plug Type G United Kingdom' Plug Type D United Kingdom' Plug Type M
Plug Type G Plug Type D Plug Type M
United Kingdom' Outlet Type G United Kingdom' Outlet Type D United Kingdom' Outlet 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. Plug types "D" and "M" are considered very old and they are not common. We keep the old-plugs in our database as we don't know your exact destination. As a rule of thumb, you will probably be fine with the type "G" in hotels and big cities.

... and in India you will use: (and New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Leh, Chennai, Hyderabad.)

India' Plug Type C India' Plug Type D India' Plug Type M
Plug Type C Plug Type D Plug Type M
India' Outlet Type C India' Outlet Type D India' Outlet Type M
Outlet Type C Outlet Type D Outlet Type M

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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 India without requiring a voltage adapter.

Plugs Type

Some connectors are used in both countries

You will be able to plug the devices directly in India (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 from United Kingdom in outlets type M from India back view of generic adapter to use plugs type A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L from United Kingdom in outlets type M from India
Front Back

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

Adapter: generic

front view of generic adapter to use plugs type A, B, D, G, I, M from United Kingdom in outlets type C, E, F, L from India back view of generic adapter to use plugs type A, B, D, G, I, M from United Kingdom in outlets type C, E, F, L from India
Front Back

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

This adapter has a safety protection so you don't plug only one terminal into the adapter while touching the other with your finger, because it is generic, when you buy it pay attention to this safety mechanism. Overall a good adapter that has the earth connection pass-though (notice the the metallic connector on the side.)

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.

Hertz

Equal Hertz

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


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