Maldives electrical outlets & plugs
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Maldives electrical outlet and plug types

Maldives uses power outlets and plugs of types C, D, G, J, K & L. Take a look at the pictures below to see what these plugs and power sockets look like:

Maldives type C plug
Type C plug
Maldives type D plug
Type D plug
Maldives type G plug
Type G plug
Maldives type J plug
Type J plug
Maldives type K plug
Type K plug
Maldives type L plug
Type L plug

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  • Type C - The standard European plug. Commonly used in Europe, South-America and Asia, but also in quite a few other countries. Plugs of type E and F will also fit in a type C outlet.

  • Type D - Mostly used in India, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka and a few African countries. No other plug types will fit in a type D socket.

  • 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.

  • Type J - Mainly used in Switzerland and Liechtenstein. Type C plugs will also fit into an outlet of type J.

  • Type K - From Danish origin, mainly used in Denmark and Greenland. Plugs of type C also fit into a type K socket, and there is unsafe compatibility with plugs of type E and F.

  • Type L - From Italian origin, mainly used in Italy and Chile. Type C plugs also fit into a type L outlet.


Electricity in Maldives - voltage and frequency

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

You can use all your equipment in Maldives 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 Maldives.

The standard frequency in Maldives 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. Please note we regularly check our electricity information with the International Electrotechnical Committee (IEC)

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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