Find out here about Israel electric plug requirements while you're still at home. Prepare in advance and save money.
I'm embarrassed to admit how many times I've forgotten to bring the right electric adaptor for my vital appliances - my laptop, my mobile phone and my hair styler.
I would have to go and buy a converter or adaptor at the airport, or at an expensive tourist trap.
The electrical adaptor offered here is a universal one which allows you to plug in any device you have. Just be aware that it is an adaptor, and not a converter. It does not convert the voltage.
So what do you need to know?
Israel's domestic electricity system is setup to support the following:
So if you are coming from the United States or from any country that supports 110 volts, you may also need a converter to 220/230 volts. Most modern devices such as mobile phones and laptops have a built-in converter. But if you have a 110 device, you do need an all-in-one converter and adaptor.
Did you know there are 15 different types of electrical outlet plugs in the world today? So it can get confusing...
The traditional power socket in Israel uses plug type H. Plug type H is unique to Israel and the West Bank.
As you can see to your left, this H plug is grounded and has three round pins. The H socket has three roundish pin holes to accept the H plug.
So where do you buy this unique power adaptor outside of Israel? The good news is that the newer versions of the 'H' socket from the past two decades can also support the standard double-pin, European C type plugs. Not always because the older sockets or some odd ones still don't.
In most of the newer hotels, or the newly renovated ones, you will probably also find European C type sockets. These C type sockets are common in most of Europe, South America and parts of Asia.
The socket in the bathroom for shavers will most likely not be grounded so there shouldn't be a problem with your 2 pin, C plug. And even if there is a 3 pin, grounded C socket in the room, it should be able to accept your 2 pin C plug.
These should definitely support your laptops, travelling irons, blow-dryers, mobile devices and your other smaller appliances.
Note that travellers from the United States and the United Kingdom will need adaptors that can support C and/or H sockets and plugs such as this Universal Adaptor for Israel.
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