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Croatia’s voltage: do you need a power adapter?

The voltage in Croatia can be a bit confusing if you’re not familiar with the different types of power outlets and plugs. This blog post will clear up any questions you may have about voltage in Croatia, different voltages, travel adapters, and power sockets.

In a nutshell

When traveling there are three things you need to consider when it comes to electronic devices: voltage, frequency, and plug type. For traveling to Croatia you need to know the following:

  • The standard voltage in Croatia is 230V, with a frequency of 50Hz.
  • The power plug types used in Croatia a plug C and plug F.

Voltage

The standard voltage in Croatia is 230 volts.

You can use all your devices in Croatia if the voltage in your home country has a high voltage of between 220V and 240V. If the standard voltage in your country is low voltage, in the range of 100-120 volts, you need a voltage converter in Croatia. 

In most cases, Europe, Australia, the United Kingdom, and most countries in Africa and Asia have 220 to 240 volts.

For the US, Canada, and countries in South America, the standard voltage is a lower voltage, usually 100V to 127V. If this is the case for you, you will need a voltage converter.

Frequency

The standard frequency in Croatia is 50Hz.

If the frequency in Croatia is different from your country, it’s not a good idea to use your electric appliances. If you want to be sure, check the label on the device.

If there is no voltage difference, you can try using the electrical device for a short time (at your own risk). Be especially cautious with appliances that move, turn, or are time-related, such as wall clocks, shavers, (old school) Blu-ray disc players, and fans.

Some appliances do not need a converter

If the label of the device says ‘INPUT: 100-240V, 50/60 Hz’, it can be used in all countries in the world. Electrical Devices with recently produced battery chargers such as laptop chargers and cell phones have this label.

Power plug adapters and plug sockets

The power plug types used in Croatia are plug C and plug F.

Although the voltage may be the same as in your own country, the plug may be different. In this case, you will need a travel adapter to fit the shape of the plug into the electrical outlet.

Type C: This is the standard Euro plug and has two round pins (round prongs). The socket also works with plug type E and plug type F.

Type F: This is the Schuko plug. It has two round pins with two earth clips on the side. This plug socket also works with plug socket C and plug socket type E.

FAQ per country

I’m from the United States (US): do I need an adapter in Croatia?

Yes, you do need a power plug adapter. In the US outlets of types A & B are in use. In Croatia, outlets of types C & F are in use.

I’m from the United Kindom (UK): do I need an adapter in Croatia?

Yes, you do need a power plug adapter. In the UK outlets of type G are in use. In Croatia, outlets of types C & F are in use.

I’m from South America: do I need an adapter in Croatia?

Yes, you do need a power plug adapter. In South America often outlets of types A, B & C are in use. In Croatia, outlets of types C & F are in use.

I’m from the United Arab Emirates (UAE): do I need an adapter in Croatia?

Yes, you do need a power plug adapter. In UAE, outlets of types C, D & G are in use. In Croatia, outlets of types C & F are in use.

I’m from New Zealand: do I need an adapter in Croatia?

Yes, you do need a power plug adapter. In New Zealand, outlets of type I are in use. In Croatia, outlets of types C & F are in use.`

I’m from Russia (Russian Federation): do I need an adapter in Croatia?

No, you do not need a power plug adapter.

I’m from the Czech Republic: do I need an adapter in Croatia?

No, you do not need a power plug adapter.

In short

The voltage in Croatia is 230 volts. This voltage might be different from the voltage used in other countries, so it’s a good idea to check whether you’ll need a power adapter plug for the correct voltage before traveling there.

You can find out if your electrical appliance needs a power adapter by looking for the voltage information on the device.

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