North Korea adapters - What power adapter do I need for North Korea?

Power adapters for North Korea

Varying different combinations of voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country especially to the first time traveller. However this isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used throughout the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to power your electronics in North Korea. This page has links to instructions showing which power adapters you'll need to charge your devices in North Korea by using the standard types F, A or C North Korean 220 volt 60Hz wall outlets. Most power sockets will vary regionally so please read the World power adapters page for a full list of regions and countries.

What is the best power adapter for North Korea?

The best power adapter for North Korea is a Type F power adapter [2] which will allow you to use any 220 volt device or appliance.

What is the best power adapter for North Korea?

What is a power adapter for a North Korean power outlet?

A power adapter is a compact, cheap and lightweight plastic adapter which permits a North Korean power outlet to accept a different shaped power plug from an appliance from another region.

Also known as: an electrical adapter, plug adapter, travel adapter, electrical adaptor, mains travel adapter or power adaptor [3].

Do I need a plug adapter for North Korea?

If the power plug that you want to use is different to the type of North Korean power outlet then you will need a power adapter.

Do I need a power adapter if I'm visiting North Korea from the US?

An American Type A or B outlet might not typically be available in North Korea so it is advisable to use a suitable plug adapter for North Korea, however because the voltage is much higher you will definitely need to bring a power converter for North Korea to prevent overheating or damage to your charger or appliance if it isn't dual voltage.

Will a power adapter convert the voltage in North Korea?

A power adapter only adapts the shape of a plug to fit into a 220 volt North Korean power outlet and can't convert the power to a higher voltage. Should you need to safely use any 100-120 volt device you also need to bring a step down power converter along with the right type of power adapter.

What does a power adapter for North Korea do?

A power adapter allows visitors from a different country to use electrical appliances in North Korea simply by adapting the shape of the power plug from one shape to another.

Where to buy a power adapter for North Korea in the US

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for North Korea in the US

North Korea to US power adapters will most likely be available in most major US International 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 such as Hudson News or Brookstone, but expect to pay 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.

It will be more convenient and cheaper to buy the correct power adapter in advance of your trip. High street electrical stores such as Best Buy, Walmart, Target, Home Depot or Fry's normally sell a limited range of travel adapters to popular locations but for widest choice it is recommended to buy a power adapter online.

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Korea - North Korea country page on wikipedia.org.
  2. Type F plug adapter - Allows appliances to connect to Type F power outlets without converting voltage, priced at between $5 to $10.
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adapter - power adaptor