Which plug adaptor do I need when travelling from Isle of Man to Channel Islands?

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Summary

The table below summarises the plug types, voltage and frequency of electrical current in both Isle of Man and Channel Islands.

Isle of ManChannel Islands
Plug TypesC, GC, G
Voltage240V230V
Frequency of electrical current50Hz50Hz

Plug Adaptors

In Isle of Man there's more than one plug type in use.

What type of plug does your appliance have?

Your Appliance has Plug Type C

In Channel Islands there's more than one socket type in use.

You will need this adaptor:

Socket Type C
(Isle of Man)
to Plug Type G
(Channel Islands)

Channel Islands also uses Socket Type C, which is used in Isle of Man. If using an appliance that has a Type C Plug in the Type C Sockets of Channel Islands, you will not need an adaptor.

Your Appliance has Plug Type G

In Channel Islands there's more than one socket type in use.

You will need this adaptor:

Socket Type G
(Isle of Man)
to Plug Type C
(Channel Islands)

Channel Islands also uses Socket Type G, which is used in Isle of Man. If using an appliance that has a Type G Plug in the Type G Sockets of Channel Islands, you will not need an adaptor.

Considerations

Voltage

The voltages found in Isle of Man (240V) and Channel Islands (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 Isle of Man and Channel Islands is exactly the same (50Hz). Timing devices and appliances that use motors will function as expected under this frequency.

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