What are the electricity requirements in France?

  • Make sure to check the voltage on your electronics or bring adapters!

    Make sure to check the voltage on your electronics or bring adapters!

What are the electricity requirements in France? fr

Electricity in France runs on a 220-volt, 50-hertz AC current rather than the 110-volt, 60-hertz AC current used in the United States and Canada. France also uses a Type E plug (round pin and receptacle with male grounding pin) versus the Type A/B plug (flat blade/with round grounding pin) in North America. If you bring electrical appliances, you will need a plug adapter. You may also require a transformer, although today, most major appliances have one built in. When in doubt, check with the manufacturer. If you are bringing a computer and it is still under warranty, you may need to register it with the manufacturer’s international warranty department.