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Which Type of Electrical Outlet is Used in Denmark?


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Question: Which Type of Electrical Outlet is Used in Denmark?
Electrical outlets in Denmark use a two-prong plug typical for continental Europe. As Denmark strays from the Scandinavian norm, make sure the adapter you buy is suitable especially for Denmark (some outlets are deeper than European standard.) Look for plug types C, F, or K, they have the correct size of two round prongs.

So what kind of electric transformer or adapter do Denmark travelers need for the 230 volts coming out of the outlets?

Answer: It's not too hard to find out what kind of plug or converter you need for electrical outlets in Denmark. Most laptops will automatically work with 220-230 volts (check the back of your laptop for power input markings.) That means, you'll only need an adapter to change the shape of your power plug to fit into an outlet in Denmark. These power adapters are relatively cheap and you can compare prices here.

If you bring small appliances, be careful. The shape adapter may not be enough. While basically all personal electronics in recent years will accept both voltages, some older, smaller appliances don't work with the hefty 220v in Europe. Check if the label near the appliance's power cord shows 100-240v and 50-60 Hz. If it does not, you will need a "step-down transformer" (also called a converter).

The converter will reduce the 220 volts from the outlet to provide 110 volts for the appliance. These converters cost a little more than simple shape adapters. Compare prices of converters here.

Heads up: Don't bring any type of hair dryer to Denmark - they are awfully hard to match up with a suitable converter due to astronomical power consumption. Rather check if your accommodation in Denmark has one in the room, or just buy a cheap one locally.

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