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How to use plugs from United Kingdom in South Korea

Plugs, sockets, adapters and other information needed for travelling from United Kingdom to South Korea 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 South Korea  
Voltage: 230V. 220V. icons/teeth.gif icons/exclamation2.gif  
Plugs Type: G, D, M. C, F. icons/exclamation2.gif  
Hertz: 50Hz. 60Hz. 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 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 South Korea you will use: (and Seoul, Busan, Jeju-si, Jeonju, Gwangju, Incheon, Daegu.)

South Korea' Plug Type C South Korea' Plug Type F
Plug Type C Plug Type F
South Korea' Outlet Type C South Korea' Outlet Type F
Outlet Type C Outlet Type F

Voltage

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 United Kingdom in South Korea 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

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

Lists of adapters you can use in your travel:

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 South Korea 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 South Korea
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

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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