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North Korea electrical outlets & plugs

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

Do the outlets look different in your country? You'll need a power plug adapter.

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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.

Electricity in North Korea - voltage and frequency

All power sockets in North Korea provide a standard voltage of 220V with a standard frequency of 60Hz.

You can use all your equipment in North Korea if the outlet voltage in your own country is between 100V-240V. This is mostly the case in Europe, Australia, United Kingdom and most countries in Africa and Asia.

The standard frequency in North Korea is 60Hz. 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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Frequently asked questions

In North Korea they use power plugs and electrical outlets of type C.

North Korea electrical outlets and plug types

The standard voltage in North Korea is 220V at a frequency of 60Hz.