Electric Condition of Nepal
If you’re thinking to visit Nepal you should know the every condition of Nepal. Likewise, you have to pack your luggage. Think once before packaging because we know you will definitely bring your digital devices like: Camera, Mobile, Laptops, iPod, Smartphones, Tablets etc. But the electrical devices need the electrical energy to operate and you must have to know the Electrical Condition of Nepal.
Electrical Condition of Nepal
Nepal has an electrical voltage of 220-240 volts. It supplies current at 50Mhz. exactly how different is this from other countries? In the US, Canada and South America, electrical voltage is 110-120 volts/60Mhz. The situation in Nepal is similar to many countries in Asia, Australia and Europe.
Plug sockets in Nepal
Electricity is 220V/50 cycles; 120V appliances from the USA will need a transformer. Sockets usually take plugs with three round pins, sometimes the small variety, and sometimes the large. Some sockets take plugs with two round pins. Local electrical shops sell cheap adapters.
What Should You Bring?
You can use your electric appliances in Nepal, if the standard voltage in your country is in between 220 – 240 V (as is in the UK, Europe, Australia and most of Asia and Africa). Manufacturers take these small deviations into account. If the standard voltage in your country is in the range of 100 V – 127 V (as is in the US, Canada and most South American countries), you need a voltage converter in Nepal.
If the frequency in Nepal (50 Hz) differs from the one in your country, it is not advised to use your appliances. But if there is no voltage difference, you could (at your own risk) try to use the appliance for a short time. Be especially careful with moving, rotating and time related appliances like clocks, shavers and electric fan heaters.
To be sure, check the label on the appliance. Some appliances never need a converter. If the label states ‘INPUT: 100-240V, 50/60 Hz’ the appliance can be used in all countries in the world. This is common for chargers of tablets/laptops, photo cameras, cell phones, toothbrushes, etc.