Which plug adaptor do I need when travelling from Canary Islands to France?

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Summary

The table below summarises the plug types, voltage and frequency of electrical current in both Canary Islands and France.

Canary IslandsFrance
Plug TypesC, E, LE
Voltage220V230V
Frequency of electrical current50Hz50Hz

Plug Adaptors

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

What type of plug does your appliance have?

Your Appliance has Plug Type C

You will need this adaptor:

Socket Type C
(Canary Islands)
to Plug Type E
(France)

Your Appliance has Plug Type E

No adaptor needed

France uses Socket Type E, which is the same as the plug type of your appliances from Canary Islands. You will not need an adaptor.

Your Appliance has Plug Type L

You will need this adaptor:

Socket Type L
(Canary Islands)
to Plug Type E
(France)

Considerations

Voltage

The voltages found in Canary Islands (220V) and France (230V) 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 Canary Islands and France is exactly the same (50Hz). Timing devices and appliances that use motors will function as expected under this frequency.

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