Do I need a plug adaptor?
It can often be confusing when you visit a new country because of the different utility systems and measurements. Knowing which type of plug you need for your hairdryer, or whether you can drink the water, for example, are things we all need to know before we travel.
We've highlighted a few of the things that are good to know before you get here.
"A alimentação de energia na Grã-Bretanha é de 240 Volts AC, 50HZ." A maior parte das tomadas só aceitam fichas standard de 3 pinos quadrados. Os aparelhos eléctricos na Grã-Bretanha utilizam geralmente fichas standard de 3 pinos quadrados. Plug socket adaptors and power transformers are widely available, you can buy them at most airports, electrical shops and hardware stores.
A qualidade da água da torneira na Grã-Bretanha é óptima. Pode-se normalmente beber água da torneira em qualquer cozinha. Encontra-se água engarrafada em todas as mercearias e supermercados.
Gas is often used in homes for cooking, central heating and to heat water. Some cookers may use both gas and electricity, for example they may use gas for the hob and electricity for the oven.
Most cars in Britain run off petrol, but there are also a large number of cars and lorries that run off diesel. Petrol is usually sold as either Four Star (usually a red pump), or Unleaded (usually a green pump); both types are available for most petrol stations. You will also see an increasing number of electric, or electric-petrol combined and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) cars on the road.
Kilometres & miles
1 mile = 1.609 kilometres
1 kilometre = 0.621 miles
Litres & gallons
1 gallon = 4.546 litres
1 litre = 0.220 gallons
Kilos & pounds
1 pound = 0.453 kilos
1 kilo = 2.204 pounds