Voltage in Russia: Power Plugs and Sockets

Voltage in Russia: Power Plugs and Sockets

Do I need a power adapter in Russia?

  • Russia uses the same power outlets as most European countries including Finland, Sweden, France, Germany and Spain.
  • If your plug is not 2 pronged and circular shaped, you’ll need an adapter.
  • Voltage in Russia is between 220V and 240V. Many electrical devices such as laptops and phones work on a range between 100V and 240V making them usable in Russia. If this doesn’t apply to your things, you will need to bring a power converter.

The electrical current in Russia is 220 volts AC, 50Hz and electrical equipment use 2 pronged, European, circular shaped sockets/plugs. Try not to bring too much electrical equipment with you, but if you must bring a laptop, check if it can operate on 220 volts (most do) and also purchase a plug adapter to make sure that you can plug it into the European electrical outlets.

Which electrical appliances can be used in Russia?

When packing for your Russian tour, remember that you can use your electrical appliances in Russia if the standard voltage in your country is between 220V - 240V (as in the UK, Europe, Australia and most of Asia and Africa). In case standard voltage in your country is between 100V - 127V (as in the US, Canada and most South American countries), you will need a power converter. Some devices such as laptops and tablets, cameras or phones work on a range between 100-240 V and with 50 Hz as well as 60 Hz. Check the label on your device or power supply (or look for the stats on the internet) for more information.
In case the Hz frequency in your country differs from the one in Russia (50 Hz), it is not recommended to use your appliances, but of course you can try at your own risk.

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