Before you visit or move to Germany, check if your devices work with German power outlets.

    German power socket type

    German houses have Type F power outlets1. They're also called Schuko or CEE 7/3 sockets. This is the same socket as in most European countries, and many Asian countries.

    Steckdose Schuko
    A standard German "Schuko" power outlet

    CEE 7/4 and 7/17 "Shuko" plug work in German power outlets:

    CEE 7 17 plug

    CEE 7/16 Europlugs also work in German power outlets:

    Europlug
    This is a Europlug. It works in German wall sockets.

    CEE 7/7 plugs also work in German wall sockets:

    CEE 7 7 plug
    This is a CEE 7/7 plug. It works in German wall sockets.

    German power socket voltage

    Germany has 230 Volt, 50 Hz power sockets. If your country uses the same voltage and frequency, you just need a travel adapter.

    Plugs, sockets and voltage by country — worldstandards.eu

    World voltage map
    Power outlet voltage and frequency by country.
    Travel adapters
    If your device accepts a 230V, 50Hz input, you just need a travel adapter.

    If your country uses a different voltage or frequency, check if your devices support 230V, 50Hz input. This information is always written on the charger.

    If your charger does not support 230V, 50Hz, you need a travel adapter with a voltage converter. They are bigger and more expensive.

    Power adapter 240v
    This device accepts a 230V, 50Hz input. It will work in Germany. You just need a travel adapter.
    Power adapter 100v
    This device only accepts a 100V input. You need a power converter to use this device in Germany.