Electricity in Turkey

What would you feel if you realize that the power outlets in your hotel room don’t fit with the plug of your phone and it needs to be charged? I felt miserable in L.A. Not only my phone, my laptop and my camera had suddenly become useless.

I know, it is not a big deal and has a simple solution. I was just mad at myself for not seeing it is coming. That is exactly why I decided to write an article about the electricity used in Turkey.

Power adapter

Electricity in Turkey is 220 Volts, alternating at 50 cycles per second. If you travel with a device that does not work with 220 Volts at 50 Hertz, you will need a voltage converter. It is usually easy to understand by looking closely to the power adapter. They mostly have the operating conditions written on one side. Check the provided information to decide whether your device is ready to operate in Turkey or not.

2-pin European plugs are used in Turkey and they are available in all universal plug adaptor sets to fit in the recessed wall sockets.

Electrical plug
Travel adapter
Recessed socket

If you are suffering from the incompatibility of your electronic equipment and forgot to bring an adapter, that’s fine too. A small talk with the reception of your hotel probably will solve the problem. If not, then you need to spend some time to go and find an electrician shop to buy an adapter. There are many of them, you do not need to search for a long time. But keep in mind that those kinds of shops are generally on the side-streets, not on the main streets.

Technology markets like Teknosa and Vatan also provide travel adapters. They are not at the town center so choosing this method will probably cost you time.

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