I recently booked an itinerary, containing a leg on Qatar's A350. I found an image on seatguru showing power outlets. Did somebody fly the A350 in eco and can tell me if I can use a standard German laptop charger (230V, 50Hz) or do I need an adapter?

taken form seatguru

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    Are you sure your laptop charger is 230/50 only? Most are happy with 110-240
    – CMaster
    Sep 21 '15 at 18:57
  • yes, sure, 100-240 will work. I'm just not sure if it will work physically for the german plugs: tuxgraphics.org/electronics/powersockets/power_plug_frde.jpg Sep 21 '15 at 19:17
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    I can't find a reference, but I'm pretty confident it will. That looks like a standard generic international socket, designed to take European, UK, US, and probably Aus/NZ plugs. You see them a lot these days in planes, international hotels, etc. Sep 21 '15 at 20:22

Based on the logo on the socket, this is an "EmPower" socket - which isn't surprising as they are the most common type of these sockets on airplanes.

You can find a datasheet for these types of sockets here, that claims they are "Compatible with plugs from over 170 countries", and then specifically shows compatibility with multiple forms of 2-plug European power sockets (earthed and unearthed)

So yes, this socket will accept your German power plug, along with plug from most other countries, without an adapter.


Yes, the German type plug will fit in there, if you look closely you will notice a curved notch in the outlet made for round pins. Check the end of the arrow:

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Actually, plugs with round pins are the standard in Qatar the country, along with the UK type.

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