What You Need to Know About Plugs and Adapters in South Korea
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Power outlets or plugs in South Korea have two (2) round holes (classified as Type F).
If you're set on buying an adapter in Korea, prepare around ₩10,000 (around ₱500 or $9.27).
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Sockets in South Korea
Power plugs or sockets in South Korea are classified as Type F or having two (2) round holes. The standard voltage is 220 volts at 60 hertz.
If you have no universal adapter or unable to bring one for your Korea trip, you may easily purchase an adapter that will be suitable for your trip.
Where to Get an Adapter in South Korea
You will easily find a suitable plug adapter in any convenience store inside the airport or in the city. They usually sell it for the price of ₩10,000 (around ₱500 or $9.27), give or take.
You may also rent one out from your host or hotel. Some would lease it for free, although you might have to put down a deposit of around ₩8,000 (₱350 or $7.4).
Alternatively, you can purchase this all-in-one wall charger or universal travel adapter online to get your phones and laptops juiced up. This item is compatible for use in over 150 countries, including South Korea.
Charging in the Airport
Did you Netflix your way to South Korea and lost precious battery life? Don't worry, there are several complimentary charging stations that you can use inside Incheon International Airport.
Charging in Cafés in South Korea
Most cafés in South Korea have a reasonable number of sockets. If you plan to work or lounge around with your devices for 5-6 hours, running out of battery should not be a concern.
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It's a known fact that some phones just die in the cold, like the iPhone. If you take one out especially during winter, you will most likely find its battery life diminishing quickly. Which means no selfies or scenic snaps. Which means your Instagram followers will be left hanging. So be prepared. Always bring your portable power bank with you or you might have to run to a nearby café to revive your phone.
If you’re working on a tight budget for your South Korea trip, you can always ask your hotel or hostel if they can loan you an adapter.