For many, a visit to Hong Kong is a once in a lifetime experience. A place on the bucket list and
Why you need a travel adapter
Hong Kong was under British rule for over 150 years, until 1997, so it will come as no surprise that the electrical system
Socket and plug type
The type G plug and socket comprises three rectangular prongs, arranged in a triangle shape. The earth prong is slightly longer and wider than the other two prongs and is a specific safety feature of the type G plug. The plugs also incorporate a fuse, rated at either 3, 5 or 13 amps depending on the appliance.
Type G sockets have shutters covering the live and neutral terminals and the earth prong is slightly longer so
A travel adapter for British style sockets must
Electrical system in Hong Kong
The other important aspect to consider when traveling to Hong Kong is the power supply. Is it different to your own country and if so are your appliances multi-voltage?
As with the plug and socket, Hong Kong has adopted the same voltage range as the British for the power supply, which is 220V at 50Hz. If your country uses the same system or within the 220-240V range, then happy days, you
If the power in your country is different, then there are two things to consider. First, are your devices multi-voltage? If so, then again you have nothing to worry about except bringing a travel adapter. Second, if your device is not multi-voltage, then do you really need to bring it with you? If you do, then you will need a power converter
To find out if your device is multi or dual voltage, check our handy guide to dual voltage appliances.
The last thing to consider is the power supply frequency. Most devices will operate okay on a different frequency supply, but there is still a possibility of damage occurring. In addition, any device that includes timers that use the power supply frequency will probably not work correctly.
adapter for USB devices
Items such as your smartphone and tablet will charge via their USB, which completely removes
Hong Kong uses the type G plug and socket,
The power supply in Hong Kong is 220V at 50 Hz, so if your country operates on a different voltage, it is important to check if your devices are multi-voltage.
Items such as smartphones and tablets will charge perfectly well via their USB connections, but make sure you take a travel adapter with many USB connectors.