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

Power adapters for North Korea

Varying complicated combinations of standards and plugs can all be daunting when planning to visit a different country if you've never visited before. 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 tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your device in North Korea. This page has links to useful instructions showing which power adapters you'll need to supply power to your devices when you're in North Korea using their standard types F, A or C North Korean 220 volt 60Hz wall outlets. Most power adapters change depending on which region you're taking a trip to therefore please read the WikiConnections global power adapters guide where you'll find a complete list of powering devices in different regions.

What is the best power adapter for North Korea?

The best power adapter for North Korea is a Type F power adapter [2] which is suitable for powering any 220 volt appliance or device.

What is the best power adapter for North Korea?

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

A power adapter for North Korea is a small and cheap plastic adapter which permits a North Korean power outlet to accept a different type of power plug from an appliance from another country.

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?

This depends on the shape of plug you want to use in North Korea.

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

US Type A or Type B power outlets might not typically be found in North Korea so it is recommended to bring a suitable power adapter for North Korea, however as the voltage is 220 volts you will definitely need to use a power converter for North Korea if your charger or appliance isn't dual voltage to prevent damage or overheating.

Will a power adapter convert the voltage in North Korea?

Power adapters only adapt the shape of a plug to fit into a 220 volt North Korean power outlet and doesn't convert the power to a higher voltage. Should you need to safely use any 100-120 volt device then you will also need a step down power converter along with the correct power adapter.

What does a power adapter for North Korea do?

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

  1. - North Korea country page on
  2. Type F plug adapter - Allows appliances to connect to Type F power outlets without converting voltage, between $5 to $10.
  3. - power adaptor