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Plugs and Sockets Types


 

Currently there are 15 types of electrical outlet plugs in use today, each of which has been assigned a letter by the US Department of Commerce International Trade Administration (ITA), starting with A and moving through the alphabet. These letters are completely arbitrary: they don't actually mandate anything.
Click here for a global map showing the spread of the different plug types used around the world.
Click here for a detailed list of the countries of the world with their respective plug and outlet types, voltage and frequency.

Type A



mainly used in the USA, Canada, Mexico & Japan (for a full list, click here)2 pinsnot grounded15 Aalmost always 100 – 127 Vsocket compatible with plug type A

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Type B



mainly used in the USA, Canada, Mexico & Japan (for a full list, click here)3 pinsgrounded15 Aalmost always 100 – 127 Vsocket compatible with plug types A & B

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Type C



commonly used in Europe, South America & Asia (for a full list, click here)2 pinsnot grounded2.5 A220 – 240 Vsocket compatible with plug type C

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Type D



mainly used in India (for a full list, click
here)3 pinsgrounded5 A220 – 240 Vsocket compatible with plug types C & D (unsafe compatibility with E & F)

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Type E



primarily used in France, Belgium, Poland, Slovakia & the Czech Republic (for a full list, click here)2 pinsgrounded16 A220 – 240 Vsocket compatible with plug types C, E & F

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Type F



used almost everywhere in Europe & Russia, except for the UK & Ireland (for a full list, click here)2 pinsgrounded16 A220 – 240 Vsocket compatible with plug types C, E & F

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Type G



mainly used in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Malta, Malaysia & Singapore (for a full list, click here)3 pinsgrounded13 A220 – 240 Vsocket compatible with plug type G

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Type H



used exclusively in Israel, the West Bank & the Gaza Strip (for a full list, click here)3 pinsgrounded16 A220 – 240 Vsocket compatible with plug types C & H (unsafe compatibility with E & F)

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Type I



mainly used in Australia, New Zealand, China & Argentina (for a full list, click here)2 or 3 pins2 pins: not grounded / 3 pins: grounded10 A220 – 240 Vsocket compatible with plug type I

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Type J



used almost exclusively in Switzerland, Liechtenstein & Rwanda (for a full list, click here)3 pinsgrounded10 A220 – 240 Vsocket compatible with plug types C & J

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Type K



used almost exclusively in Denmark & Greenland (for a full list, click here)3 pinsgrounded16 A220 – 240 Vsocket compatible with plug types C & K (unsafe compatibility with E & F)

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Type L



used almost exclusively in Italy & Chile (for a full list, click here)3 pinsgrounded10 A & 16 A220 – 240 V10 A socket compatible with plug types C & L (10 A version) / 16 A socket compatible with plug type L (16 A version)

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Type M



mainly used in South Africa (for a full list, click here)3 pinsgrounded15 A220 – 240 Vsocket compatible with plug type M

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Type N



used almost exclusively in Brazil (for a full list, click here)3 pinsgrounded10 A & 20 A220 – 240 Vsocket compatible with plug types C & N

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Type O



used exclusively in Thailand3 pinsgrounded16 A220 – 240 Vsocket compatible with plug types C & O (unsafe compatibility with E & F)


Reference: http://www.worldstandards.eu/



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