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Plugs used in United Kingdom

Ok, you are going to United Kingdom, you will use power plugs/outlets similar to the following picture(s): (includes 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

Voltage used in United Kingdom is 230V and the electrical frequency is 50Hz.
(more details after you choose where are you plugs from.)

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.

St Pancras, London

St Pancras, London

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