Voltage Output: 220-240 volts, alternating at 50 cycles per second
West Bengal is one of the most industrialized states of India. This is one of the reasons that the state has very favorable electricity conditions, as compared to other states. The voltage output in West Bengal is about 220-240 volts, alternating at 50 cycles per second. Being aware of the electric current prevailing in the state is mandatory for the foreigners who are planning to come here for the first time. They can, then, decide as to which appliances they can carry with them and which ones will be useless.
First of all, as a tourist in a country other than yours, you need to make sure that the appliances you are carrying are compatible with the voltage available in the place. In case there is a variation, usage of voltage converters is suggested. You can choose between the three types of converters available in the market - resistor-network converters, transformers and combination converters. All the three converters have their own usage. The first converter works on 50-1600 watts and is considered to be best for high voltage appliances.
The second kind of converter, called transformer, supports low voltage appliances, which can work on 50-100 watts. The combination converters, as the name says, are a combination of the two previous ones. Other than voltage, the knowledge of plugs used in West Bengal is also very essential for foreign tourists. Here, the sockets accept plugs with either two or three (arranged in a triangle) round pins. In case you have appliances with flat pins, make sure to carry a plug adapter with you.