Electrical Outlet and Voltage Information for Israel
Tourists who want to spend some time in Israel will experience less hassles and problems if they are aware of the electrical outlet and plug type used in this country.
The primary electrical outlet and plug in Israel is the Type C European CEE 7/16 Europlug. For the voltage used, it is 220-240 volts. If the plug of the electronic gadget or the appliance do not match the electrical outlet present in Israel, an adapter will come in handy.
Type C European CEE 7/16 Europlug Electrical Outlet and Adapter
The Type C Europlug is also known as the CEE 7/16 (Europlug 2.5 A/250 V unearthed), which is a bit similar, only slightly smaller to the CEE 7/17 and it is one of the most commonly used electrical outlet and plug types in Israel. The Type C Europlug alters the shape of the appliance’s plug so that it could be used into a “Type C” European CEE 7/16 Class II non-grounded Europlug socket or a Soviet-era Russian GOST 7396 Class II non-grounded socket often used in Israel. Also, the receptacle end of the adapter is usually compatible with any standard electronic household plug from any country, aside from the “Type M” South African SABS1661 (Old British BS-546 Large) plug. Moreover, the plug end of the Type C Europlug is compatible as well with the other types of sockets used in Europe, like that of the grounded “Type F” German and “Type E” French Schuko socket, “Type L” Italian socket, “Type H” Israeli socket, “Type J” Swiss socket, and “Type K” Danish socket, although connections to some of these sockets are non-grounded.
The pins of this Type C Europlug are 4.0mm in diameter, 19mm long and are spaced apart by 19mm. In using appliances and gadgets in Israel, the Type C Europlug could also be safely used along with the Type C, Type E, Type F, and some Type L electrical outlet. This plug in Israel is also non-polarized and non-grounded. In most developing countries where modern electrical structure is lacking, the usual electrical outlet used is the Type C Europlug. Aside from Israel, there are also countries in Middle East, Southeast Asia, Pacific Rim region, Central and South America, and the Caribbean that use this kind of adapter.
Voltage Converters and Adapters
There are three kinds of voltage converters available: the transformer, the network-resistor converter, and the combination of these two. For laptop computers, cameras, mp3 players, and charging of batteries in Israel, the recommended voltage converter to be used is the transformer as it has a lower maximum watt rating of 50 to 100 watts and it could be used continuously although it could be heavy because of the large iron rods and copper wires inside. The resistor-network converter could support 50-1600 watts and are often used in Israel for a short period of time and in light-weight electrical appliances like hair dryers and irons.
If the voltage of the appliance or electronic gadget to be used in Israel does not match its 220-240 volts requirement, like most American products that only use 110-120 volts, a tourist in Israel would need a voltage converter. It is important to know the proper voltage, electrical outlet, plugs, and adapters to use when visiting Israel and other countries because sometimes these electric requirements vary depending on the location.