Edinburgh electrical outlets & plugs
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Traveling to Edinburgh? Quickly see if you need a power plug adapter or voltage converter by selecting your country of origin above to compare the electrical outlets and power plugs between your country and Edinburgh.

Edinburgh electrical outlet and plug types

Edinburgh uses power outlets and plugs of type G. Take a look at the picture below to see what this plug and power socket looks like:

Edinburgh type G plug
Type G plug

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  • Type G - From British origin, mainly used in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Malta, Malaysia and Singapore, but also in quite a few other countries. No other plug types fit into an outlet of type G.


Electricity in Edinburgh - voltage and frequency

All power sockets in Edinburgh provide a standard voltage of 230V with a standard frequency of 50Hz.

You can use all your equipment in Edinburgh if the outlet voltage in your own country is between 220V-240V. This is the case in most of Europe, Australia, the United Kingdom and most countries in Africa and Asia.

If the standard voltage in your country is in the range of 100V-127V (which is most common in the US, Canada and countries in South America) you might need a voltage converter in Edinburgh.

The standard frequency in Edinburgh is 50Hz. If this frequency differs from the frequency used in your home country, please use caution when plugging in your devices. Check the small print on the device to see if the device can handle the frequency.

Small print on the device or power adapter indicates what voltages the device can work with. If you see 100-240V 50/60Hz printed, the adapter is rated to work on all voltages used worldwide. Please note that power plug adapters only convert plug types and do not convert voltages.

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