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Plugs and Socket Standards for Bali and Indonesia

In Bali and Indonesia you can expect the 2 pin socket and plug as used in larger parts of Europe.

Whether you are staying in a hotel or in a private villa you should be able to get an adapter if you ask for one. The pins are round, not flat or rectangular. Voltage is 220V.

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Electric Sockets & Voltage FAQ

In Bali and Indonesia, the common type of electric socket is Type C, which has two round pins. However

Standard Voltage in Bali

The Voltage is in Indonesia and Bali is 230V.

  • Voltage: 230 V
  • Frequency: 50 Hz
  • Power sockets: type C / F

If your country’s normal voltage is between 220V and 240V, you may use your electric appliances in Indonesia and, of course, Bali. Most countries use a voltage of 220-230V. Read your appliance’s user guide to ensure that it will operate in Bali. You can also  look at the label on your device. The voltage and frequency will be shown. If it states ‘INPUT: 100-240V, 50/60 Hz,’ it may be used in any country. This is most often seen with chargers for tablets/laptops, digital cameras, mobile phones, and shaving machines. Be careful when charging electric toothbrushes  (a USB charger connected to your laptop is the safest method).

It is not recommended to operate your appliance if your country’s frequency differs from that of Indonesia (50 Hz). Watch out for moving, spinning, and time-related gadgets like clocks and electric fan heaters.

Countries & Regions that need to bring a travel adapter:

If you come from Australia, Japan, USA, Malaysia, UK, Canada, Singapore, and some countries in Africa you will most likely simply need a plug adapter otherwise the plugs for your electrical appliances will not fit into the “Bali Socket”, although the voltage should be o.k.

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Adapters for Indonesia and Bali

The typical wall adaptor for a two-pin plug is seen in the image above. You might need a plug adaptor in Bali due to the 2 pin socket and plug arrangement (e.g. if you come from UK). If you are already in Bali, you can purchased one for a few dollars at any store in Bali.

Make sure the foreign adapter fits into a circular socket if you are bringing it with you. Some adapters have square plugs, which would not fit into the sockets in Bali. The sockets here are not flat-even with the wall since they are somewhat recessed into the wall.

While power outages can occur occasionally, they are not overly common in Bali anymore. Most hotels do have a back-up generator. However, it’s always a good idea to be prepared and carry a portable power bank for essential devices. If there is construction work going on nearby, it could take 2-3 hours to restore power. International chain hotels like Marriott usually do have back up generators that switch on automatically.

Voltage Fluctuations

The voltage can fluctuate quite a bit in Bali, depending on where you stay. Some hotels have load balancers to soften the fluctuations which can cause damage to very sensitive electrical equipment.

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