Swiss SEV Power Cords (10)
Swiss Switzerland SEV Power Cords

Switzerland electrical outlets & plugs

Switzerland uses power outlets and plugs of types C & J. Take a look at the pictures below to see what these plugs and power sockets look like:

  • Type C - The standard European plug. Commonly used in Europe, South-America and Asia, but also in quite a few other countries. Plugs of type E and F will also fit in a type C outlet.

  • Type J - Mainly used in Switzerland and Liechtenstein. Type C plugs will also fit into an outlet of type J.

Electricity in Switzerland - voltage and frequency

All power sockets in Switzerland provide a standard voltage of 230V with a standard frequency of 50Hz.

You can use all your equipment in Switzerland if the outlet voltage in your own country is between 220V-240V. This is the case in most of Europe, Australia, the United Kingdom and most countries in Africa and Asia.

If the standard voltage in your country is in the range of 100V-127V (which is most common in the US, Canada and countries in South America) you might need a voltage converter in Switzerland.