Power plugs and outlets used in South Korea


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



Electricity in South Korea

In South Korea they use the following plug and outlet types:

  • Type C
  • Type F
The voltage is 220V and the standard frequency is 60Hz.


Power plugs and outlets South Korea

The outlets and plugs used in South Korea are C, F.. You can take a look at the pictures below to see how each plug and socket type looks.

South Korea power plug outlet type C South Korea power plug outlet type F

Are the power plugs and sockets different from your home country? Click on the link below for a universal power plug adapter for South Korea.

Click for South Korea power plug adapter

Voltage and frequency used in South Korea

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

You can use all your equipment in South Korea 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 South Korea. 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.

Click for Voltage converter

The standard frequency in South Korea is 60Hz. If this frequency is different than the frequency in your home country we do not recommend to use your electronic equipment in South Korea. But if the voltage is the same (220V) it is possible to use your equipment for a short time (AT YOUR OWN RISK). This especially applies to any moving, rotating or time related appliances.

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