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Must knows about electricity in Switzerland

  • The voltage is 230 V.
  • There are 2-pin and 3-pin wall outlets.
  • In most cases you do need an adapter to connect your equipment.

Swiss adapter plug to connect equipment to grounded Swiss wall outlets.

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Electricity in Switzerland

Swiss outlets supply the European standard voltage of 230 V AC - 50 Hz. If your equipment does not support this voltage, you need an adapter that converts the voltage.

Swiss plugs and wall sockets

Swiss plugs and wall sockets are shaped rather unusually. There are non-grounded wall outlets with 2 holes and grounded wall outlets with 3 holes. The non-grounded European plug with two pins will often fit in a Swiss wall socket. This isn't always the case though, as the European prongs are slightly bigger! Other plugs will mostly not fit, so an adapter is needed.

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