Power plugs and sockets used in France


Are you visiting France and you need to know if you need any adapter or converter for the power plugs and power sockets used in France? Please select from which country you are to see if you need any adapters and/or converters in France.



Electricity in France

In France they use the following plug and sockets types:

  • Type C
  • Type E
The voltage is 230V and the standard frequency is 50Hz.


Power plugs and sockets France

The sockets and plugs used in France are C, E. You can take a look at the pictures below to see how each plug and socket type looks.

Are the power plugs and sockets different from your home country click on the link below for a universal power plug adapter for France

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Voltage and frequency used in France

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

You can use all your equipment in France if the standard voltage in your own country is between 220V-240V. This is mostly the case in Europe, Australia, 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 will need a voltage converter in France. Without a converter you will damage you electronic equipment.

Voltage converters are available trough the links below, you can also choose for a plug adapter and voltage converter in one device.



The standard frequency in France is 50Hz . If this frequency is different than the frequency in your home country we do not recommend to use your electronic equipment in France. But if the voltage is the same (230Hz) it is possible to use your equipment for a short time (AT YOUR OWN RISK). This specially applies on any moving, rotating or time related appliances.

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