Which plug adaptor do I need when travelling from South Africa to Korea, South?

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Summary

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

South AfricaKorea, South
Plug TypesMC, F
Voltage220V, 230V220V
Frequency of electrical current50Hz60Hz

Plug Adaptors

South Africa uses Plug Type M.

Your Appliance has Plug Type M

In Korea, South there's more than one socket type in use. You may require more than one adaptor.

Adaptor 1 of 2

Socket Type M
(South Africa)
to Plug Type C
(Korea, South)

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Adaptor 2 of 2

Socket Type M
(South Africa)
to Plug Type F
(Korea, South)

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from 12.00 AUD

Considerations

Voltage

The voltages found in South Africa (220V and 230V) are the same as those found in Korea, South. As there are multiple voltages present, care should be taken to ensure your appliance is compatible with the power outlet you are using.

Frequency of Electrical Current

The frequency of electrical current found in South Africa (50Hz) differs to that found in Korea, South (60Hz).

Most equipment is not affected by differences in frequencies. Some exceptions are:

  • Electric clocks: Some electric clocks use the frequency of electrical current to measure time. If the clock is designed for one frequency, but used with another, time shifts could be experienced.
  • Appliances using motors: If there is a motor load associated with an appliance, the frequency governs the speed in revolutions of the motor. This could mean that the motor will spin faster, or slower than intended and could have a detrimental effect in the appliance's operation. This is of particular concern in power tools and other machinery that uses motors, so if you must use these, you should seek access to a frequency converter.

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