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【India】Outlet situation Voltage 220~240V and transformer required


Hello. I'm tsumiko.

It is a representative who has been tossed around a lot by outlets since coming to India.

I would like to introduce Indian outlets because it was surprisingly difficult to understand even if I looked them up on the Internet.

What is the shape of the outlet in India?

If you look it up, you will find four types: B, C., BF, and B3, but the mainstream seems to be the B3 type.

However, this B3 type is a crook, and in fact, there is a normal B3 type and a B3 type that is one size larger.

Left side: One size larger type / Right side: Normal type

This larger B3 type is not often seen, but this outlet is often applied to home appliances that use a lot of power. Please note that if you purchase local home appliances (such as dryers)

thinking that there is no problem with three holes in the outlet, they may not be plugged into the outlet when you actually use them!

By the way, you can buy a conversion plug on Amazon, so you can use it without any problem if you use a conversion plug.

Larger type of conversion plug. You can buy it on India Amazon for around 100-150 rupees.
When connected

It's a small talk, but when I bought this conversion plug on India Amazon, a normal size one arrived, and I bought a wasteful conversion plug once、、、

If you make a purchase, be sure to check the amperage.

What is the voltage?

The voltage is 220V~240V is the standard in India. The Japan is 100V, so if you use Japan electrical appliances, you will always need a transformer.

Indian outlets also have a Japan cord, so be careful not to use Japan appliances without a transformer by mistake, as you will become a Buddha in an instant!

By the way, if the adapter of the home appliance you have says "100V ~ 240V", it will be globally compatible and you can use it without any problem. (It was something that could be used if you looked closely at vacuum cleaners and curling irons),

but I made a mistake in the place where I plugged in the transformer outlet and made a Japan home appliance a Buddha.
(The number of volts varies depending on where the transformer outlet is inserted, so check it out) As a countermeasure,

duct tape is attached to places that are not used so that it cannot be used.

It has become very sad, so please be careful.

How to turn the power on and off?

Normally, if you plug it in, you can use home appliances, but in India it is different.

There is always a switch next to the outlet.

This switch is an on-off switch for passing current.

Perhaps because I was using it without understanding it at first, there were power outages and sparks.

The correct usage is simple,

Turning on the power
(1) Insert the cord of the home appliance into the outlet
(2) Turn on the switch

Turn off the power
(1) Turn off the switch
(2) Unplug the cord

That's it.

However, what is wrong is that if you plug the cord into the outlet with the switch on, sparks will be scattered, and if it is severe, the power will be blacked out. (Similarly when pulling out...)

I think this is all there is to it, but you need to be careful because you tend to do it unexpectedly.

Also, in the house where I live now, for some reason, the on-off switch is in the opposite place, and sometimes it is confusing.

I want everything to be unified.

Off state
On state

How to use a transformer?

When I put it on appropriately at first, it often went blackout.

It may vary depending on the machine, but I will tell you how to use the current transformer.

(1) Plug
the transformer cord into the outlet (2) Turn on the on-off switch of the outlet (3) Turn on

the transformer switch (4) Plug the cord of the home appliance into the transformer

If you follow this procedure, you can use it without a power outage.

1. Switch on the outlet / 2. Switch on the transformer
3. Plug in electrical appliances

Perhaps, but if you turn on the power after connecting all the outlets, it will use power at once, so I think there will be a power outage.

It's simple, but when I'm in a hurry in the morning, I almost make a mistake in the procedure and get frustrated.

By the way, Tsumako purchased these two transformers at Rakuten.

When purchasing a transformer, pay attention to the corresponding voltage and power.

As before, if the voltage is 220 ~ 240V and the power is 2000W, I think that Japan rice cooker, toaster, dryer will be fine.

On the back of the home appliance you use, it is written how many watts you will use, so you can buy a transformer that is more than that.

I also wanted to use the air purifier I brought from Japan in the bedroom, so I bought a 500W transformer.

If there are two transformers, one can be used in the kitchen and the other in another place, so I thought it would be good to actually live in India.

The price is reasonable and you can use it without any problems!


It's kind of like this, but since it's something you use on a daily basis, I think it's better to be able to use it with confidence.

This outlet problem has become a daily trap, so it seems that the life of Hiyahiya will continue for a little longer.

The shape of the outlet in India also allows you to insert the Japan cord, so you think you can use anything.

For home appliances that require a transformer, I am careful not to make a mistake and plug it directly into the outlet by solidifying it around the transformer.

Also, I can plug in the cord of the iPhone as usual, but the outlet is really hard, so I am worried that it will not break when I plug it in and when I pull it out.

It is recommended to use a conversion plug because it is easy to plug in and out the outlet.

This three-pronged type is convenient and easy to use.

It's just an outlet, but it's inconvenient if you can't use it, and it's a lot of trouble to check when you use it, so it's good to be able to prepare it in advance.

I hope it will be of some help.


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