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

Germany uses Type F sockets

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.

A standard German "Schuko" power outlet

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

This is a CEE 7/17 plug. It works in German wall sockets.

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

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

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

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

Germany has 230V, 50Hz power outlets

Most countries have 220V to 240V, 50 Hz sockets1. Devices from those countries will work in Germany. You just need a travel adapter.

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

Most countries in North, Central and South America use 100V to 127V sockets. Some devices from those countries won't work in Germany. If you use a travel adapter, it could destroy the device. Check the label on the device or on the power adapter first.

This device accepts a 230V, 50Hz input. It will work in Germany. You just need a travel adapter.
This device only accepts a 100V input. Don't use this device in Germany, even with a travel adapter.

Plugs, sockets and voltage by country - worldstandards.eu