In the Philippines the standard voltage is 220 V and the frequency is 60 Hz. You can use your electric appliances in the Philippines, because the standard voltage (220 V) is (more or less) the same as in the United Kingdom (230 V). Manufacturers take these small deviations into account.
What kind of plug does Philippines use?
The Philippines operates on a 220V supply voltage and 60Hz. PICTURE 1 – Most electrical outlets in the Philippines are non-grounded two-pronged outlets of either type A (North-American standard) with two flat parallel pins. PICTURE 2 – Sometimes and not guaranteed, we have Type C (European style) with two round pins.
What type of plug is UK plug?
For United Kingdom the associated plug type is G, which is the plug that three rectangular pins in a triangular pattern. United Kingdom operates on a 230V supply voltage and 50Hz.
What happens if you plug 110V into 220V?
If the 110V appliance is connected to a 220V power supply, the power may quadruple at the moment the appliance switched on, and the appliance will quickly operate in an overvoltage condition. It may be accompanied by smoke and flash, or the fuse will melt and the protection part will be damaged.
Will my iPhone charger work in the Philippines?
Like steadman1 said, the charger supplied with the phone is a universal charger that will work anywhere in the world from 100-240 volts. All you need is an adapter for the wall plug which is best purchased in the country in question. They are often cheap and available at the airports.
Why does the Philippines use 220 volts?
A kilowatt hour (KWh) cost the same regardless of voltage so there is no difference in cost between 110 VAC or 220 VAC. The reason for the two voltages is that some appliances, such as your stove, dryer, water heater, draw a lot of power. A water heater is typically 4400 watts. At 110 volts this would be 40 amps.
What is the difference between UK plug and EU plug?
The official voltage for the UK and Ireland (and the rest of Europe) is 230 with most electrical goods operating at around the 220 – 240 volt mark. All of Europe operates on the same 2 round pronged outlets except for the UK and Ireland that operates on its own unique 3 flat rectangle pronged outlets.
Is it okay to plug a 120V to 220V?
Do not plug a 120V device directly into a 220V wall socket, even if the plug shape and size are identical. Although goods sold in the U.S. but available around the world sometimes accommodate 220V voltages — iPods, for example — other devices can be destroyed by such high voltages. When in doubt, use a plug adapter.