Types C and F differ only in the thickness of the pins. At German Schuko the thickness of contacts is equal to 4.8 millimeters, and at Euro it is 4 millimeters.
The main principle is as follows. The Schuko outlet always accepts the Euro plug. The Euro outlet is not required to accept the Schuko plug. It happens that in this case the plug fits into the socket normally, it happens that with great effort, it happens that it does not come to the end, but there are cases when the plug does not plug into the socket at all.
Most hotels in Egypt prefer Schuko outlets, which pleases. Most of the devices sold in Russia are equipped with power cords with Euro plugs. Only computer cords at us like Schuko, it too the Russian tradition.
Therefore, most tourists in Egypt have no problems with rosettes . But, this does not mean that you can not have them. The photo on the left shows exactly this situation when the Schuko plug does not plug into the Euro outlet.
Do not think that we want to frighten you. Such situations are rare. For this there must be several circumstances - the hotel should have Euro outlets, you must have a Schuko plug. And even with such a coincidence, more often than not, they are compatible. But, it's better to take action.
How can this be avoided?
The easiest way is to make sure that all your appliances have a Euro plug. In this case, you may not worry at all. If any of the devices you have a Schuko plug, you can hope for good luck, but it's better to take an adapter. It is cheap, but you can buy it in any large supermarket (pictured right).
It's a good idea to take a power strip (a mains filter or a "pilot") that you use at home. You can check it in advance by connecting to any Euro outlet.
A little about rosettes in Egypt hotels
It often happens that they are not enough. Egyptian builders do not particularly care about future guests. If you need to include both a charger for a phone, a laptop and charging for a camera, there will not be as many free outlets in the room.
The idea of taking a block of outlets with you in any case is very good. In hotels they are not given, they are afraid of network overload and short circuits.
On the other hand, such a block can be bought in many tourist shops in the resort areas of Sharm El-Sheikh or Hurghada . It will cost more than a hardware store in Russia, but the difference is not very big.
The second feature is the low quality of power supply in Egypt. Poor voltage stability in them is a problem of almost a national scale. This is another reason to take the power filter with you, because a good filter smooths out the voltage surges.
You can not even imagine how many chargers from phones and laptops are left in Egypt's garbage cans because of poor voltage.