The Essential Travel Guide to Indonesia


Power sockets in Indonesia are two pin types C and E/F and the standard voltage is 230V with 50 Hz frequency. The vast majority of electrical appliances should work just fine with an appropriate adaptor but you should check the labelling on your appliance or the charger to be sure.

On the label, look for “Input” or “Power Source” specifications. You should see something like this:

    • Input: ~100-240V 50/60Hz 65W – This means the appliance is compatible with multiple voltages between 100-240V, and will work fine with a plug adaptor.
    • Input: 115/230V 50/60Hz 200W – This means that the appliance can be switched between 110-120 volts (the North America standard) and 220-240 volts in other parts of the world. This will work fine with a plug adaptor.
    • Input: 120V 60Hz 2.8A – This means that the appliance is only compatible with a single voltage, in this case 120 volts. You will need a plug adaptor and a voltage transformer in order for this appliance to work in Indonesia.

The other thing you should know about power in Indonesia is many villages rely on generators to supply their electricity. Typically, these will be switched off overnight, usually just after dinner, then powered up again just before breakfast. This means you should keep a torch handy and aim to get your appliances charged before the power goes out.