Which plug adaptor do I need when travelling from Afghanistan to United Arab Emirates?

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Summary

The table below summarises the plug types, voltage and frequency of electrical current in both Afghanistan and United Arab Emirates.

AfghanistanUnited Arab Emirates
Plug TypesC, D, FC, D, G
Voltage240V220V
Frequency of electrical current50Hz50Hz

Plug Adaptors

In Afghanistan there's more than one plug type in use.

What type of plug does your appliance have?

Your Appliance has Plug Type C

In United Arab Emirates there's more than one socket type in use. You may require more than one adaptor.

Adaptor 1 of 2

Socket Type C
(Afghanistan)
to Plug Type D
(United Arab Emirates)

Adaptor 2 of 2

Socket Type C
(Afghanistan)
to Plug Type G
(United Arab Emirates)

United Arab Emirates also uses Socket Type C, which is used in Afghanistan. If using an appliance that has a Type C Plug in the Type C Sockets of United Arab Emirates, you will not need an adaptor.

Your Appliance has Plug Type D

In United Arab Emirates there's more than one socket type in use. You may require more than one adaptor.

Adaptor 1 of 2

Socket Type D
(Afghanistan)
to Plug Type C
(United Arab Emirates)

Adaptor 2 of 2

Socket Type D
(Afghanistan)
to Plug Type G
(United Arab Emirates)

United Arab Emirates also uses Socket Type D, which is used in Afghanistan. If using an appliance that has a Type D Plug in the Type D Sockets of United Arab Emirates, you will not need an adaptor.

Your Appliance has Plug Type F

In United Arab Emirates there's more than one socket type in use. You may require more than one adaptor.

Adaptor 1 of 3

Socket Type F
(Afghanistan)
to Plug Type C
(United Arab Emirates)

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Adaptor 2 of 3

Socket Type F
(Afghanistan)
to Plug Type D
(United Arab Emirates)

Adaptor 3 of 3

Socket Type F
(Afghanistan)
to Plug Type G
(United Arab Emirates)

Considerations

Voltage

The voltages found in Afghanistan (240V) and United Arab Emirates (220V) are not exactly the same, but the difference is tolerable, so you should not need a transformer.

Good to know

Frequency of Electrical Current

The frequency found in Afghanistan and United Arab Emirates is exactly the same (50Hz). Timing devices and appliances that use motors will function as expected under this frequency.

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