Which plug adaptor do I need when travelling from Hong Kong to South Africa?

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Summary

The table below summarises the plug types, voltage and frequency of electrical current in both Hong Kong and South Africa.

Hong KongSouth Africa
Plug TypesG, D, MM
Voltage220V220V, 230V
Frequency of electrical current50Hz50Hz

Plug Adaptors

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

What type of plug does your appliance have?

Your Appliance has Plug Type G

You will need this adaptor:

Socket Type G
(Hong Kong)
to Plug Type M
(South Africa)

Your Appliance has Plug Type D

You will need this adaptor:

Socket Type D
(Hong Kong)
to Plug Type M
(South Africa)

Your Appliance has Plug Type M

No adaptor needed

South Africa uses Socket Type M, which is the same as the plug type of your appliances from Hong Kong. You will not need an adaptor.

Considerations

Voltage

The voltages found in Hong Kong (220V) and South Africa (220V and 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 Hong Kong and South Africa is exactly the same (50Hz). Timing devices and appliances that use motors will function as expected under this frequency.

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