What plug sockets and mobile phone networks are used in The United Kingdom?

UK power outletThis page contains a list of UK mobile phone providers offering free SIM cards along with a list of suitable UK power adapters for most USB compatible devices, ensuring when you are in the UK you can stay online without running out of power.

What adapter do I need for The United Kingdom?

You'll need to pack a Type G plug adapter [9] for The United Kingdom if the plug you intend on using won't fit in a UK power outlet.

The type of plug adapter, power converter or charger that you'll need when visiting The United Kingdom all depends on the voltage and type of device that you're trying to use in a UK power outlet. If you're not sure which voltage your device can use then please read the section below on how to find out the voltage of your device before going any further.

  • If you intend on visiting The United Kingdom from the US then you will need to bring a power adapter for The United Kingdom to fit a US plug in a UK power outlet. Because the voltage is different in The United Kingdom bring a power converter for The United Kingdom if your appliance or charger isn't dual voltage and check that it can work with a 50hz power outlet.
  • If your device is 230 volts or is dual voltage and the plug can fit in a UK power outlet then you can use it in The United Kingdom without needing anything else.
  • If your device can run on 230 volts or is dual voltage but your plug won't fit in a UK power outlet then you will need a suitable plug adapter for The United Kingdom such a Type G plug adapter [9]. Note that a plug adapter for The United Kingdom (or power adapter) changes the actual shape of the plug on your device to fit into a plug outlet found in The United Kingdom, but can't change the voltage from 230 volts to a different voltage.
  • If your device doesn't run on 230 volts and isn't dual voltage then you'll also need a power converter for The United Kingdom to convert the voltage from 230 volts to the correct voltage on your device. You'll still need to bring a suitable plug adapter for The United Kingdom if your power converter doesn't use the correct Type G plug adapter.
  • If you want to recharge your USB devices such as cellphones or tablets then a USB travel power adapter is recommended and it will work with any voltage, however make sure that you bring one which includes a Type G plug adapter otherwise you'll still need to bring along a suitable plug adapter for The United Kingdom.
  • An increase in use of a mobile phone during a vacation to The United Kingdom could leave you with a flat battery quickly, we recommend packing a power bank [10] if you want to recharge your cellphone or other devices whilst travelling to an unknown country.

Warning: If your device won't handle 230 volts you run the risk of a blown fuse, damage to your device or even an electrical fire hazard. Before attempting to use your device in The United Kingdom read the instruction manual first to ensure safe operation.

The United Kingdom power adapters

Power adapters for The United Kingdom

If you are packing for a trip it is helpful to know if you can power all your common electronics like mobile phones and cameras when you're there. By not knowing which wall socket is used in The United Kingdom you could end up either having to bring unnecessary adaptors or pack the wrong adaptor, thereby leaving you needing to borrow a suitable power adaptor when you're there. Varying complicated standards and voltages can often cause confusion when planning to visit another country, especially if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of sockets being used in the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your device in The United Kingdom. This page has links to step-by-step instructions telling you which power adapters you'll need to charge your devices when travelling to The United Kingdom by using their 230 volt 50Hz Type G UK plug outlet, the British will use BS 1363 13 amp plugs for charging. Most power sockets change depending on which country you are travelling to therefore we suggest reading the travel power adapters page for a full list of countries.

What is the best power adapter for The United Kingdom?

The best power adapter for The United Kingdom will be a Type G power adapter [9] which is suitable for powering any 230 volt appliance or device.

What is the best power adapter for The United Kingdom?

What is a power adapter?

A power adapter is a compact and lightweight plastic adapter that permits a wall outlet in The United Kingdom to accept a power plug from a different country.

Also known as: an electrical adapter, plug adapter, travel adapter, electrical adaptor, mains travel adapter or power adaptor [11].

Do I need a plug adapter in The United Kingdom?

It depends on the country you are travelling from and the type of plug you are attempting to use.

What does a power adapter do?

A power adapter for a UK power outlet enables visitors from another location to use their own electronic and electrical devices in The United Kingdom simply by changing the shape of the plug to fit the power outlet.

Will I need a plug adapter if I'm visiting The United Kingdom from the US?

If you are travelling from America then you will need to use a power adapter for The United Kingdom as a US plug won't physically fit into a UK power outlet, and because the voltage is much higher you will also need to use a power converter for The United Kingdom to prevent overheating or damage to your device or appliance if it isn't dual voltage.

Can I use a European power adapter in The United Kingdom?

Because there are so many different power outlet types used throughout Europe there is a possibility that a plug adapter that works in another territory in Europe doesn't work in The United Kingdom.

Can a power adapter change the voltage in The United Kingdom?

No, a power adapter only adapts the shape of a plug to fit into a 230 volt UK power outlet and is unable to convert to a higher voltage. Should you wish to safely use a 100-120 volt device then you also need to bring a step down power converter for The United Kingdom along with the correct power adapter.

Where can I buy a power adapter for The United Kingdom?

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where can I buy a power adapter for The United Kingdom?

Power adapters are typically available in most major airports prior to departure, however the range of adapters might be limited to popular destinations. It is recommended to research the exact type of adapter required prior to shopping at the airport. Look in the travel accessories section of airport newsagents, electronic stores and pharmacists but expect to pay 50% more than regular prices. Airports will be your last chance to buy a power adapter before departure, always check the returns policy to ensure you can easily exchange or refund a faulty or unsuitable product in an airside shop.

On arrival power adapters can be found in local electrical high street shops and drug stores, but always check the build quality first as safety standards might be different in a foreign country as this is important when dealing with electrical goods. Keep in mind that a shopping trip searching for power adapters in an unknown location might be impractical, especially as this needs to happen quickly before batteries run out.

Hotel receptions could have a power adapter for sale, hire or as a complimentary extra for guests; however, availability is normally limited and a hotel might not have the exact type required for your country. If in doubt, call ahead to the hotel first and request a reservation as it is unlikely that an adapter will be found in your room on arrival.

It will more convenient and cheaper to buy the correct power adapter in advance of your trip. High street stores normally sell popular types of travel adapters to popular locations and for widest choice it is recommended to buy a power adapter online.

The United Kingdom power outlets and plug sockets

What plug sockets are used in The United Kingdom?

Type G power outlet

What plug sockets are used in The United Kingdom?

The type of power outlet used in The United Kingdom is type G. This power socket, technically called a type G power outlet, looks like three holes forming a triangular shape for live, neutral and ground.

Do US plugs work in The United Kingdom?

No - an American plug won't work in The United Kingdom because it can't fit in a UK power outlet without the use of a power adapter. The voltage is different therefore use a power converter if your device or appliance isn't dual voltage and check that your device can work with a 50hz power outlet.

What frequency is used in The United Kingdom?

The frequency from a UK power outlet is 50Hz.

Is an outlet in The United Kingdom the same as the US?

An American plug won't fit in a UK power outlet therefore you will need to use a power adapter for The United Kingdom. Both the voltage and frequency are different so if your appliance or charger isn't dual voltage please use a power converter for The United Kingdom and ensure that it works with a 50hz outlet.

Are UK power outlets different in Europe?

Tourists in Europe

Are UK power outlets different in Europe?

Different countries in Europe all use different voltages and power outlet types, so a plug which works with a UK power outlet might not work in an outlet in another destination. When visiting more than one destination in Europe you should either bring along a multiple power adapter travel set [13] consisting of various types of power adapters, or a single international travel plug adapter [14] as both these options should ensure you are covered for all different power outlet types that you may find. When preparing to travel check our list of power outlets used in Europe to discover which power converters and adapters you will need for your trip.

Is the voltage in The United Kingdom the same as the US?

The voltage in The United Kingdom is 230 volts, whereas 120 volts is used in the US. If your American charger or appliance doesn't support dual voltage then you need a power converter for a UK power outlet which allows a 120 volt US device to work in a 230 volt outlet.

How do I use a 110 volt appliance in The United Kingdom?

A step down power converter will allow you to use a 110 volt appliance in The United Kingdom.

How reliable is the power grid in The United Kingdom?

Even though power blackouts are unpredictable, the power in The United Kingdom is dependable as there is no history of persistent power outages.

Are power outlets available in The United Kingdom?

Access to electrical power in The United Kingdom is excellent which spans the entire population.

Should I pack a portable charger for The United Kingdom?

USB power bank for charging smartphones

Should I pack a portable charger for The United Kingdom?

Even though electrical failures aren't common and electricity is available to the entire population, travellers should still bring a power bank to recharge mobile phones and other USB powered devices.

  • With many the thought of being without their phone can cause mild anxiety, especially when being used when travelling to an unknown location. During a trip increased use of smart phones for taking pictures, storing calendars, GPS, social network sharing and web browsing could drain batteries towards the end of the day. A flat cell phone battery could possibly leave you stranded without adequate power to make emergency calls or being able to use satellite navigation to find your way back to hotel or accommodation. Using a portable charger [10] alleviates those concerns as it means you can keep your cell phone fully powered without using a wall charger.
  • We recommend using at least a 10,000mAh portable charger [10] which will supply enough energy to cover over three full charging cycles while a 20,000mAh portable charger [17] should keep an average mobile phone powered for roughly seven days. The mAh value (milli ampere-hours) describes the capacity of the battery and gives an indication of the number of recharges the power bank can achieve, so a higher value will be better for travellers.
  • As long as your laptop supports USB-C charging then a portable charger for a laptop [18] marked with PD (power delivery) that supplies 20Wh or more can be used to recharge that laptop when travelling to The United Kingdom. Be aware that some airlines won't let you bring power banks on an aircraft that supply 100 Wh of power or more and must not be left in checked-in luggageso please check ahead with the airline first.
  • Consumer power banks aren't designed for high powered items that generate heat, but a rechargeable hair dryer [15] or gas hair straighteners [16] are designed for travelling.

Sources

  • International Electrotechnical Commission - World plugs by location (cited August 2014)
  • Wikipedia - Mains electricity by country (cited July 2014)
  • Index Mundi - Power outages in a typical month (cited May 2018, data collected between 2006 to 2017)
  • Index Mundi - Access to electricity (cited May 2018, latest data collected 2010)
  • WikiPedia - List of countries by average yearly temperature (cited May 2018, data averaged between 1961 to 1990)

The United Kingdom chargers

What is a USB travel power charger?

A USB travel charger is a dual voltage charger with interchangeable plugs and multiple USB ports, suitable for charging multiple USB powered devices when travelling abroad.

What USB charger do I need for The United Kingdom?

When you are travelling to more than one country and bringing more than just one device the best international travel charger for The United Kingdom is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [2]. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your model of device supports Fast Charge then you will benefit from faster recharging times with one of these travel adapters plus additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel chargers this means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power adapters on your UK trip. By only bringing a single international USB travel charger will keep the size down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for charging your devices at the airport or on a flight. Because of their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

We suggest buying an adaptable travel adapter like this online. The travel adapter illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [2] which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

What USB charger do I need for The United Kingdom?

Why use a travel USB charger for The United Kingdom?

  • Most travel USB chargers include multiple USB charger ports, this means that you now only need to bring one charger to charge multiple devices. Instead of bringing 4 separate power chargers you only need to pack a single 4 port USB wall charger to power up to 4 individual devices, thereby reducing the weight and size of your baggage.
  • Most travel USB chargers will include swappable plug heads for different countries. This is suitable when travelling across different countries which will probably use different standards to The United Kingdom.
  • A good USB power charger is lightweight, compact and rugged - ideal for the rigors of travel instead of than risking bringing a domestic charger which could be impossible to replace or repair in The United Kingdom.
  • USB chargers will accept both the 230 volts used in The United Kingdom power outlets and different voltage standards in other countries.
  • There is a possibility that hotels in The United Kingdom might only have a single wall outlet, by bringing a travel charger with multiple USB ports allows you to share out the single power supply with all your devices instead of having to wait to recharge each device one by one.
  • Because of their versatile nature a travel USB charger takes the worry out of travelling to any unknown country as they are guaranteed to work practically anywhere in the world.
  • Power outlets in airports can be scarce and demand for charging multiple cell phones and tablets from other passengers during departure can be high, so a USB charger with multiple ports and the capability to fast charge is ideal.
  • Some countries power grids are unstable, a good quality travel USB charger allows for unexpected fluctuations and will prevent damage to any devices attached to it. Trying to repair an overloaded smartphone or tablet in The United Kingdom could prove to be problematic and expensive.
  • Premium USB travel chargers should also feature a power outlet strip to allow you to use low powered domestic appliances such as laptops, but please be aware these will be unsuitable for high powered domestic such as hair dryers or clothes irons. Read our section on using travel appliances with a UK power outlet for helpful advice on the best power adapter to use with a UK power outlet for high powered devices.
  • Certain tablets and cellphones might require more than the normal 500 mA supplied by a normal 5 volt USB power adapter to charge or provide fast charge. Ensure that the USB power adapter can support fast charging should some of your devices require extra power.
  • Travel USB power chargers can still be useful back at home by recharging multiple mobile phones and tablets every day using a single power outlet.

What is the best USB charger for The United Kingdom?

The is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from North America going to The United Kingdom using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs and gives almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers 5 USB charging ports. This versatile power strip is compatible with both American plugs and popular plug types A, D,E/F, G, H, I, L and N making it ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting The United Kingdom.

Power converters for The United Kingdom

What does a power converter for a UK power outlet do?

A power converter enables travellers to use a 100-120 volt electric appliance with a 230 volt UK power outlet.

Also known as: electrical converter, electrical transformer, voltage converter, power transformer or voltage transformer.

What is the difference between a power converter and a plug adapter?

A lightweight, cheap and small power adapter (or plug adapter) changes the shape of the plug on your appliance to fit into a power outlet in The United Kingdom, whereas a more expensive and heavier power converter [19] transforms a 230 volt UK power outlet to work with a non-230 volt appliance.

Do I need a power converter for The United Kingdom?

When visiting The United Kingdom from another country check your device can be charged using a 230 volt power supply.

  • A step down power converter [20] is needed if you are travelling from a country that uses 100-120 volts and your appliance is incompatible with 230 volts. See our WikiConnections world power outlets guide to find out the voltage your country uses.
  • You won't need a power converter if you already use either a single voltage device that works with 230 volts or one that supports dual voltage.
  • Typically, devices designed to work with a lower voltage (such as 110 volts) and used with 230 volts run the risk of an electrical fire hazard, blowing a fuse or damage to your device.
  • You don't need a power converter if you wish to power a smaller electrical device such as a tablet or cell phone as these are typically designed for international use and dual voltage, but you should always always check the device for dual voltage support first.
  • If supplying power to high wattage appliances or generate heat (such as clothes irons and hair straighteners) then you will need to use a much larger higher wattage heavy duty power converter [6].
  • Investing a smaller robust dual voltage travel appliance could be more practical and cost effective than investing in a heavier high wattage power converter in order to use your existing domestic appliance.
  • Read these comprehensive guides on travelling with curling irons, clothes irons, flat irons and hairdryers with UK power outlets , along with guides for some affordable dual voltage alternatives.

Do I need a power converter for The United Kingdom if I'm visiting from America?

The voltage from a plug outlet in The United Kingdom is different to a US supply, therefore use a step down power converter [20] if your appliance or charger isn't dual voltage.

What converter do I need for The United Kingdom?

To use any 100, 110 or 120 volt appliance in The United Kingdom you will need a step down power converter [20].

What is the difference between a power converter and a power transformer?

Voltage converter

What is the difference between a power converter and a power transformer?

Converters and transformers are both used to change one voltage to another, but this ambiguity can cause confusion as their purposes are different:

  • Power converters are designed for simple electrical appliances which typically generate heat or use motors such as clothes irons, shavers or hair dryers. Transformers are designed for more complex electronic items such as televisions or games consoles.
  • Buying a power converter is cheaper than buying a power transformer.
  • Power transformers are larger and heavier making them more suited for permanent residential use; for example an expat wishing to use an imported television would need to use a transformer for this purpose.
  • Power converters are more suitable for travellers wishing to bring domestic appliances abroad such as hair dryers or flat irons. However, it is more practical and cost effective to purchase a dual voltage appliance designed for travel rather than a heavier power converter.
  • Power converters are suitable for 2 pin ungrounded appliances, it could be harder to find a converter if you want to use a grounded 3 pin appliance.
  • Transformers can be used constantly however it is recommended that converters are used for no longer than a couple of hours at a time.
  • Shops may sell transformers under the name of converters, for the purposes this guide we will be referring to both converters and transformers as converters.

How to convert 230 volts to 110 volts

  1. Use a step down power converter [20] to allow you to use a 110 or 120 volt appliance with a 230 volt UK power outlet.
  2. If the power converter doesn't include the correct shaped plug then it will also be necessary to plug in the power cord from the power converter into a power adapter for The United Kingdom before plugging that into a UK power outlet.
  3. Some power converters include the ability to perform both step up and step down voltage conversions, therefore it may be necessary to manually switch the converter to output the voltage to the 110-120 volt range.
  4. Plug your appliance into the converter and turn the power on, your 110-120 volt appliance can now be used with a 230 volt UK power outlet.

What voltage is used in The United Kingdom?

The United Kingdom uses 230 volts in their power outlets.

What voltage is my appliance?

Single voltage hair straighteners

What voltage is my appliance?

One way to tell if a appliance is single or dual voltage is to check for a sticker on the charger, or on the unit itself, typically on the rear of the appliance or near to where the power cord plugs into. The location might depend on the make or model of your unit and should also be written on the box.

  • Single voltage devices might have a specific number - such as 240V.
  • Single voltage devices might also say a small voltage range (20 volts difference) with a dash to accomodate small voltage fluctuations - such as 220-240V.
  • Dual voltage devices will typically say a large voltage range separated with a slash - such as 100/240V.

UK airport power outlets

What power outlets are available in London Heathrow Airport?

London Heathrow Airport (LHR) in the UK currently has over 3000 power sockets in its international departure lounges available for free to travellers. Power outlets and USB sockets are available on the Power Pole stations and found outside airport security, near check-in desks, departure lounges and at terminal gates. The Heathrow Power Poles can be recognised by the purple signs stating "Power for your electronic devices" on tall brushed metal poles with four shelves to lay laptops, mobile phones and tablets during charging (see photo below taken November 2015). The following power outlets are available per Power Pole:

  • 4 x 230 volt Type G power outlets
  • 2 x 230 volt Type F European power outlets
  • 4 x USB charging ports

Note that a number of restaurants, bars and other public parts of the airport also have the UK standard 230 volt Type G power outlets available to travellers, with some restaurants now also offering USB outlets at the table. With a greater number of travellers recharging their devices prior to a flight be aware that some gates are limited to a single Power Pole, therefore it is recommended to arrive early to guarantee a place. For the latest information please read the London Heathrow Airport phone and laptop charging guide [21].

What power outlets are available in London Heathrow Airport?

SIM cards in the UK

What is the best SIM pay as you go card in Britain?

If you are travelling and need to use your cell phone abroad then you should consider using a free local SIM in the UK to avoid paying high roaming costs from your own country.

Data charges incurred with uncapped international roaming can inadvertently add hundreds to a cell phone bill unless data roaming is switched off, Wi-Fi is used or data is capped. Wi-Fi hotspots in the UK cost an average of £5 per session, therefore ordering a SIM card pre-loaded with £5 credit provides better value which can last for the duration of trip to the UK providing that data use is light.

There are 15 local mobile network providers in the UK which offer free SIM only deals online, this list of mobile providers in the UK highlights their best value deals and links directly to their SIM card ordering page:

  • FreedomPop is a UK mobile provider offering one of the best SIM only deals for mobile phone users in the UK with 4G data, text and talk time. Their basic service includes a SIM card with free 200mb of data with 200 minutes and text messages every month; users can then opt to pay for additional data or switch to a paid plan as their demands grow. FreedomPop also offers a premium free SIM only card offering a one month of free trial of 1GB of data, 1000 minutes and text messages before paying an £8.95 monthly top-up with no contract or cancellation fees.
  • O2 will send free pay and go SIM cards with prepaid £10 top ups.
  • LycaMobile can either send a free SIM without credit or the option to pay for a preloaded SIM which includes additional free credit. LycaMobile also offers £15 of free credit when transferring an existing number.
  • Vodafone offer free SIM deals with plans from only £10 per month.
  • Asda Mobile will send you a standard, micro and nano SIM card for free and offer bundles from £5 per month.
  • BT Mobile have contracts from £5 per month for their 4G data including access to their national BT WiFi, choose between a free full sized, micro or nano SIM.
  • giffgaff start with preloaded SIM cards from just £5 along with PAYG plans and also offer free calls and text between other giffgaff customers.
  • Three Mobile free SIM cards are suitable for using 4G without committing to a monthly contract.
  • Virgin Mobile Pay As You Go SIM cards offer two simple pay as you go tariffs aimed towards either heavy calls or heavy data and text usage.
  • Talkmobile offer three different sizes of free SIM cards with the option to include top up amounts as well as longer 30 day and 12 month SIM only plans.
  • Tesco Mobile send up to 4 SIM cards per UK address and offer to triple credit when ordering.
  • The Peoples Operator allow you to nominate a charity to contribute to when you purchase top up your SIM card.
  • Lebara Mobile will supply a free SIM card, order online and credit with a minimum of £5 top up.
  • Pebble Mobile free SIM cards are the only consumer network with national roaming and inclusive EU roaming plans.

Be aware that some providers may only ship free SIM cards to UK residential or business addresses, so if you are staying in a hotel in the UK we suggest that your free SIM is delivered to a work, family or friends postal address.

You can also purchase prepaid Pay As You Go SIM cards at most UK newsagents and supermarkets, however you won´t be able to take advantage of the heavily discounted online offers. Most towns and cities in the UK have high street mobile phone stores which sell SIM cards promoting their own network at a much higher cost and will also encourage shoppers to take out a long term monthly contract.

Be aware if you are flying to a UK airport some arrival halls will sell preloaded SIM cards at highly inflated prices. Instead we recommend taking advantage of any available free airport WiFi until a suitable SIM card can be obtained once outside the airport.

SIM only contracts in the UK

For longer trips to the UK there are 4 providers which won´t ship free PAYG cards but still offer monthly SIM plans online:

  • iD Mobile have capped SIM only contracts from just £4 per month and offer data rollover with all GoTo contracts.
  • TalkTalk have SIM plans starting from less than £4 per month.
  • Truphone will send prepaid SIM cards with auto top-up and the ability to add local US and Australian numbers alongside a local UK number.
  • EE are a newly formed mobile network in the UK formally comprised of T-Mobile and Orange.

Using a free SIM card with a locked phone

If you are changing network carriers you will need to ensure you´re using an unlocked phone prior to inserting a different SIM card. If it wasn´t unlocked at the time of purchase you should be able to request to your existing cell phone provider to unlock it for a small charge, use a high street mobile phone unlocking service or look for instructions online on how to unlock your specific model of phone yourself. Be aware that the cost of unlocking a phone is likely to be substantially cheaper than paying excessive roaming charges.

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SIM cards in the UK

Corrections

We endeavor to ensure all details on this page are correct and relevant to travelers visiting The United Kingdom, if you wish to contribute any useful information or feedback please email travel@wikiconnections.org. For more comprehensive technical details visit the Wikipedia page on AC power plugs and sockets [22].

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Kingdom - UK Wikipedia web page.
  2. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters.
  3. Type C plug adapter - Allows appliances to connect to Type C power outlets without converting voltage.
  4. Type F plug adapter - Allows appliances to connect to Type F power outlets without converting voltage.
  5. Dual voltage travel hair dryer - Folding handle hair dryer with dual voltage suitable for international travel.
  6. Heavy duty power converter - A 5000 watt heavy duty step up and step down power converter used to convert voltages for domestic appliances, power tools, televisions, heating appliances and motors.
  7. Dual voltage travel hair straighteners - Hair straighteners with adjustable temperature and dual voltage for 110 volts and 220 volts suitable for international travel.
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/ - International Electrotechnical Commission World Plugs
  9. Type G plug adapter - Allows appliances to connect to Type G power outlets without converting voltage.
  10. Portable charger - A power bank is a portable charger which can recharge USB powered devices such as mobile phones and tablets on the go.
  11. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adapter - power adaptor
  12. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mains_electricity_by_country - WikiPedia - Mains electricity by country
  13. Multiple power adapter travel set - international travel plug adapter set .
  14. Portable international travel plug adapter - AC Wall Charger with 2 USB sockets and outlets for US, UK, Australia and European power plugs which works in over 150 countries.
  15. Rechargeable hair dryer - Rechargeable battery powered blow dryer suitable for travelling.
  16. Gas hair straighteners - Cordless ceramic hair straighteners powered by gas cartridges.
  17. 20,000mAh portable charger - High capacity 20000mAh high-speed portable USB charger suitable for charging mobile phones and some tablets for several days.
  18. USB-C PD power bank - Power Delivery charger suitable for charging laptops with USB-C support.
  19. Power converter - A step up step down power converter converts 110-120 volts up to 220-240 volts and 220-240 volts down to 110-120 Volts.
  20. Step down power converter - A step down power converter allows a 100-120 volt appliance to be used in a 220-240 volt power outlet.
  21. http://www.heathrow.com/airport-guide/terminal-facilities-and-services/phone-and-laptop-charging - London Heathrow Airport phone and laptop charging guide
  22. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AC_power_plugs_and_sockets - AC power plugs and sockets