What Is the Main Voltage in Germany?


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The main voltage current in Germany is the standard European 220 to 240 volts setting. The voltage standard in Germany, as well as most of Europe, is twice the North American household voltage standard of 110 to 120 volts.

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Electrical products that are usable in Germany are marked with a "DVE." In the United States, this marking is the equivalent of a "UL" symbol. In Europe, there are six variations of standard power plugs. There are also larger, round-pronged plugs that are usable with certain types of appliances. If an appliance or device, such as a computer, is a multi-voltage model, all that is required to use German electrical outlets is a plug converter.

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