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The electricity in mainland China is generally 220V, 50HZ, AC, while Hong Kong is 220V and Taiwan is 110V. 

When travelling in China, a transformer, is necessary. Most of the hotels in China have both 110V and 220V electrical outlets in the bathrooms, though in guest rooms usually only 220V sockets are available. 

As the shape of a socket varies between countries, a portable plug adaptor may also be necessary.

  • Electricity Voltage
  • The following information refers to the electricity voltage of some countries:


    Argentina 220V/50HZ Barbados 115V/50HZ Belgium 220V/50HZ
    Brazil 127-220V/60HZ Britain 240V/50HZ Burma 230V/50HZ
    Canada 120V/60HZ Cuba 120V/60HZ Denmark 220V/50HZ
    Egypt 220V/50HZ Finland 220V/50HZ France 220V/50HZ
    Germany 230V/50HZ Hungary 220V/50HZ Italy 220V/50HZ
    Malaysia 240V/50HZ Mexico 120V/60HZ Netherlands 220V/50HZ
    Portugal 220V/50HZ South Africa 220V/50HZ South Korea 220V/60HZ
    Spain 127V, 220V/50HZ Sri Lanka 230V/50HZ Togo 220V/50HZ
    Vietnam 120V, 50HZ Uganda 240V/50HZ U.S.A. 120V/60HZ

  • Standards of Sockets
  • At present, there are five main standards of sockets in the world, including the standards of Europe, America, Britain, South Africa and China. Hereunder are the related pictures for your reference:

     European standard
    This type of sockets (also called German-standard) is widely used in European countries. Plugs fit very well into such sockets, making it difficult for plugs to work loose by accident, which helps to increase safety. 

     American standard
    This is an American-standard socket, which is widely used in the USA, Japan, Canada and other countries. 

     British standard
    The British-standard socket is mainly used in Britain, Singapore and many other countries. Hong Kong also uses such a socket. 

     South African standard
    This is a South African-standard socket, widely used in Africa and India. The upper hole is bigger than the two lower.

     Chinese standard
    Such a socket is common in China, Australia, New Zealand and many other countries.

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