Electricity in Belgium

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When planning your trip to Belgium, it’s important to know the country’s electrical system to ensure a smooth travel experience. Here’s what you need to know:

Practical Information

PlugsType C plugs are used. Type E plugs are still used in some older buildings.
Voltage230 volts
Hertz50 Hertz

So…Can You Use Your Own Devices?

Answer is YES. Many modern electronic devices, such as smartphones, laptops, and camera chargers, should function seamlessly in Belgium without the need for voltage converters. You only need Type C Plugs to charge these devices.

You can find a Type C plug on your country’s online shopping websites and at airports. It’s recommended to buy it in your own country because the shape of the input plug needs to match your country’s outlets.

Type C Europlug

Also buying a Worldwide All in One Universal Adapter is also recommended if you plan to travel other countries in the future.

All in one plug

Devices Need to Be Confirmed

However, there are some essential travel items you should confirm before your trip:

  • Hair Dryers and Curling Irons: These devices often have a single voltage (e.g., 110V), and travelers from regions with different voltages will need a voltage converter specifically designed for such appliances.
  • Electric Shavers: Some electric shavers may have a single voltage requirement, necessitating a voltage converter.
  • Travel Irons and Steamers: Similar to hair dryers and curling irons, these appliances may require voltage converters.

If you are unsure about the compatibility of your currently owned items with the electrical system in Europe, consider purchasing items designed for international use, which are usually smaller, lighter, and compatible with the European countries’ voltage.

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