Electrical Outlet and Voltage Information for Andorra
Traveling to Andorra requires you to be aware of the voltage information, electrical frequency and electrical outlet and plug types that are available in the country. The available voltage in Andorra is 230 Volts with an electrical frequency of 50 Hertz. A device that is not compatible with 230 Volts at 50 Hertz requires a voltage converters.
There are actually three types of voltage converters available in the market. These are the resistor network voltage converter, the transformer and the combination voltage converter. Travelers, especially those who wish to visit Andorra, should use the combination voltage converter for better convenience. The most important thing about combination voltage converters is that it can convert devices with low voltage to a higher voltage and vice versa. It is a combination of a resistor network voltage converter and transformer that comes with a switch that switches between the two modes.
Electrical Outlet and Plug in Andorra
There is only one type of electrical outlet in Andorra, the one that accepts the plug with two round pins. The types of plugs that are compatible in Andorra’s electrical outlet is called the Type C or the CEE 7/16 Euro plug and the Type F Shcuko Plug.
The first type of plug available in Andorra is the CEE 7/16 Euro plug. This type of plug has two round pins with 19mm diameter between the pins and 4mm length to allow safe insertion in most Type C, E, F, H and Type L electrical outlets. CEE 7/16 is a similar plug with CEE 7/17 though it has larger pins. This kind of electrical outlet and plug was designed for devices with 250 V unearth at 2.5 A. This type of plug is commonly used throughout continental Europe, Middle East, and Africa, South America, central Asia, and the former Soviet Republics.
The next type of plug and electrical outlet available in Andorra is the Type F or the Shucko Plug. It has two round pins of 4.8mm that is similar to CEE 7/16. Each pin that is for the live and neutral contacts is 19mm long and 19mm apart. Shucko plugs also have two flat contact areas on the top and bottom side of the plug for protective earth (ground). This type of plug was designed for devices with 230 V at 50 Hz and for currents up to 16A. Shucko plugs and sockets are symmetric AC connectors. The Shucko plugs are safely designed to connect with other types of electrical outlet while Shucko electrical outlet accept other kinds of plugs such as Euro plugs.
Travelling to Andorra requires you to bring an adapter that is compatible with the electrical outlet available in the country. The most convenient type to bring is the universal adapter which caters to different type of electrical outlet and plugs.
This type of plug adapter is all you need to convert the US rectangular-pronged plug to the round electrical outlet in Algeria that is available in most homes and hotels.