United Kingdom Electricity Converters and Adapters
UK electricity is 230 Volts RMS and is at a frequency of 50Hz, so a foreign electricity converter is needed on your travels if your device is not compatible with that power.
Also, the UK uses a totally different plug and socket system for appliances:
· all the UK foreign power socket outlets across the country are rated at 13 Amps to take a standard 13 Amp plug.
· The power sockets have protective insulated shutters that safely uncover the neutral and hot holes when the plug of your appliance or electrical equipment is inserted. The shutters immediately cover the holes over again when the plug is removed. An adapter or converter will resolve this issue.
· The actual plug type is known internationally as Type 'G'.
Read more on adapter and converters.