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Guide to World Plug Types

Plug Type A

  • Ungrounded plug with two flat pins.
  • Both type A and B plugs pins feature a hole at the tip with a ‘bump’ on the socket to ensure the plug is secure.
  • Newer sockets feature spring-action blades which grip the pins, making the holes obsolete.
  • The neutral pin on an American type A is wider than the live pin, though the Japanese pins are
    identical – allowing Japanese plugs to be used in American sockets.
120V 60Hz 240V 60Hz 230V 50Hz
110V 60Hz 110V 60Hz 110V 60Hz
230V 60Hz 110V 60Hz 220V 50Hz
127V 60Hz 110V 50HZ 115V 60Hz
120V 60Hz 100V 50Hz,
60Hz
120V 60Hz
115V 50Hz 220V
110V
50Hz,
60Hz
120V 60Hz
110V
220V
60Hz 230V 50Hz 127V
220V
50Hz
120V 60Hz 220V 50Hz 120V 60Hz
115V
230V
50Hz 120V
220V
50Hz,
60Hz
220V 50Hz
110V 60Hz 240V 50Hz 230V 50Hz
230V 50Hz 120V 60Hz 127V 60Hz
120V 60Hz 220V 50Hz 120V 60Hz
120V 60Hz 120V 60Hz 230V 60Hz
220V 50Hz 110V 60HZ 120V 60Hz
120V 60Hz 220V 60Hz 110V 60Hz
115V 60Hz 220V 60Hz 110V 60Hz
110V 60Hz 120V 60Hz 110V 60Hz
120V 60Hz 230V 60Hz 230V 50Hz
110V 60Hz

The above table illustrates territories using the type A plug, the standard input voltage and frequency.

Plug Type B

  • Two flat parallel pins.
  • Longer round grounding (earth) pin to ensure grounding is achieved before the plug is connected.
  • Rated 15 Amps.
120V 60Hz 110V 60Hz 120V 60Hz
230V 60Hz 120V 60Hz 220V 50Hz
127V 60Hz 240V 60Hz 120V 60Hz
120V 60Hz 110V 60Hz 110V 60Hz
115V 50Hz 110V 60Hz 220V 60Hz
110V
220V
60Hz 110V 50Hz 220V 60Hz
120V 60Hz 100V 50Hz,
60Hz
120V 60Hz
110V 60Hz 230V 50Hz 230V 60Hz
120V 60Hz 230V 50Hz 110V 60Hz
110V 60Hz 220V 50Hz 220V 50Hz
120V 60Hz 120V
220V
50Hz,
60Hz
115V 60Hz
110V 60Hz 127V 60Hz 220V 50Hz
110V 60Hz 120V 60Hz 120V 60Hz
120V 60Hz 230V 60Hz 120V 60Hz
120V 60Hz 127V
220V
50Hz 110V 60Hz
115V 60Hz 120V 60Hz

The above table illustrates territories using the type B plug, the standard input voltage and frequency.

Plug Type C

  • Two wire plug with two round pins
  • Works with any socket accepting 4- 4.8 mm round contacts
  • Usually used in appliances requiring 2.5 A or less
  • Sockets are being updated to type E, F, J, K or N which work seamlessly with type C plugs
220V 60Hz 220V 50Hz 230V 50Hz
230V 50Hz 220V 50Hz 230V 50Hz
230V 50Hz 220V 50Hz 220V 50Hz
230V 50Hz 220V 50Hz 220V 50Hz
220V 50Hz 220V 50Hz 220V 50Hz
220V 50Hz 220V 50Hz 230V 50Hz
220V 50Hz 220V 50Hz 240V 50Hz
230V 50Hz 230V 50Hz 230V 50Hz
220V 50Hz 220V 50Hz 230V 50Hz
220V 50Hz 230V 50Hz 230V 50Hz
220V 50Hz 230V 50Hz 220V 50Hz
220V 50Hz 230V 50Hz 220V 50Hz
230V 50Hz 230V 50Hz 230V 50Hz
115V
230V
50Hz 220V 50Hz 230V 50Hz
127V
220V
60Hz 220V 50Hz 230V 50Hz
127V
220V
60Hz 220V 50Hz 220V
110V
50Hz
220V 50Hz 230V 50Hz 220V 50Hz
220V 50Hz 230V 50Hz 230V 50Hz
220V 50Hz 220V 50Hz 240V 50Hz
230V 50Hz 230V 50Hz 230V 50Hz
230V 50Hz 220V 50Hz 220V 60Hz
230V 50Hz 220V 50Hz 230V 50Hz
220V
220V
50Hz
50Hz
230V 50Hz 230V 50Hz
110V 60Hz 220V 50Hz 230V 50Hz
220V 60Hz 230V 502Hz 220V 50Hz
240V 50Hz 220V 50Hz 230V 50Hz
220V 50Hz 230V 50Hz 120V
220V
60Hz
230V 50Hz 127V
220V
50Hz 230V 50Hz
230V 50Hz 220V 50Hz 230V 50Hz
220V 50Hz 230V 50Hz 220V 50Hz
120V
220V
50Hz
60Hz
230V 50Hz 230V 50Hz
127V
230V
50Hz 230V 50Hz 230V 50Hz
230V 50Hz 127V
220V
50Hz 230V 50Hz
220V 50Hz 220V 50Hz 230V 50Hz
230V 50Hz 230V 50Hz 230V 50Hz
230V 50Hz 240V 50Hz 220V 50Hz
127V
220V
50Hz 230V 50Hz 230V 50Hz
240V 50Hz 220V 50Hz 230V 50Hz
230V 50Hz 220V 60Hz 230V 50Hz
220V 50Hz 127V 60Hz 230V 50Hz
230V 50Hz 230V 50Hz 220V 50Hz
220V 50Hz 220V 50Hz 220V 50Hz
220V 50Hz 220V 50Hz 220V 50Hz
220V 50Hz 220V 50Hz 230V 50Hz
220V 50Hz 220V 50Hz 220V 50Hz
230V 50Hz

The above table illustrates territories using the type C plug, the standard input voltage and frequency

Plug Type D

  • Three large round pins in a triangular arrangement
  • Usually used for larger appliances
  • Used alongside of type M plugs
  • Rated 5 A
220V 50Kz 230V 50KB 230V 50Hz
230V 50Hz 230V 50Hz 240V 50Hz
230V 50Hz 230V 60Hz 220V 50Hz
127V
230V
50Hz 220V 50Hz 220V 50Hz
230V 50Hz 230V 50Hz 127V
220V
50Hz
230V 50Hz 230V 50Hz 230V 50Hz
220V 50Hz 230V 50Hz 230V 50Hz
220V 50Hz 230V 50Hz 230V 50Hz
230V 50Hz 230V 50Hz 240V 60Hz
230V 50Hz 230V 50Hz 220V 50Hz
220V 50Hz 230V 50Hz 230V 50Hz
230V 50Hz 230V 50Hz 230V 50Hz
220V 50Hz 220V 50Hz 230V 50Hz

Theabove table illustrates territories using the type D plug, the standard input voltage and frequency

Plug Type E

  • 2 x 4.8 mm round pins, 19 mm apart with a hole for the sockets male grounding (earth) pin
  • Rated 16 A
230V 50Hz 220V 50Hz 230V 50HZ
220V 50Hz 220V 560Hz 220V 50Hz
220V 50Hz 220V 50Hz 127V
220V
50Kz
220V 50Hz 230V 50Hz 220V 50Hz
220V 50Hz 230V 50Hz 230V 50Hz
220V 50Hz 220V 50Hz 220V 50Kz
220V 50Hz 230V 50Hz 230V 50Hz
220V 50Hz 230V 50Hz 230V 50Hz
230V 50Hz 230V 50Hz 230V 50Hz
220V 50Hz 120V
220V
50Hz
60Hz
220V 50Hz
230V 50Hz 127V
220V
50Hz 220V 50Hz
230V 50Hz 220V 50Hz 220V 50Hz

The above table illustrates territories using the type Eplug, the standard input voltage and frequency

Plug Type F

  • 2 x 4.8 mm round pins 19 mm apart
  • Two earth clips on the side of the unit
  • Rated 16 A
220V 60Hz 220V 50Hz 230V 50Hz
230V 50Hz 230V 50Hz 230V 50Hz
230V 50Hz 230V 50Hz 120V
220V
50Hz
60Hz
120V 60Hz 220V 50Hz 127V
230V
50Hz
230V 50Hz 230V 50Hz 220V 50Hz
127V 60Hz 230V 50Hz 230V 50Hz
230V 50Hz 230V 50Hz 220V 50Hz
220V 50Hz 230V 50Hz 230V 50Hz
220V 50Hz 230V 50Hz 220V 50Hz
230V 50Hz 220V
110V
50Hz 230V 50Hz
230V 50Hz 220V 50Hz 230V 50Hz
230V 50Hz 230V 50Hz 220V 50Hz
220V 50Hz 230V 50Hz 230V 50Hz
220V 50Hz 220V 50Hz 230V 50Hz
230V 50Hz 220V
110V
50Hz
60Hz
127V
220V
50Hz
230V 50Hz 220V 50Hz 220V 50Hz
220V 60Hz 220V 50Hz 230V 50Hz
220V 50Hz 230V 50Hz 230V 50Hz
230V 50Hz 220V 50Hz 230V 50Hz
230V 50Hz 220V 50Hz 220V 50Hz
230V 50Hz 220V 560Hz 120V
220V
60Hz
127V 60Hz 220V 50Hz 230V 50
230V 50Hz 230V 50Hz 220V 50Hz
220V 50Hz 220V 50Hz 220V 50Hz

The above table illustrates territories using the type F plug, the standard input voltage and frequency

Plug Type G

  • Three rectangular blades in a triangular arrangement
  • Incorporated fuse
  • Fuses are rated between 3 A and 13 A dependant on the appliance
  • Sockets feature shutters to prevent foreign objects being introduced to the live and neutral contacts
230V 50Hz 230V 50Hz 230V 60Hz
220V 50Hz 240V 50Hz 240V 50Hz
110V
220V
60Hz 230V 50Hz 230V 50Hz
230V 50Hz 240V 50Hz 220V
230V
60Hz
230V 50Hz 240V 50Hz 240V 50Hz
240V 50Hz 220V 50Kz 230V 50Hz
230V 50Hz 220V 50Hz 230V 50Hz
240V 50Hz 230V 50Hz 230V 50Hz
230V 50Hz 240V 50Hz 230V 50Hz
240V 50Hz 230V 50Hz 230V 50Hz
230V 50Hz 240V 50Hz 230V 50Hz
230V 50Hz 220V 50Hz 240V 50Hz
230V 50Hz 230V 50Hz 230V 50Hz
230V 50Hz 220V 50Hz 240V 60Hz
230V 50Hz 230V 50Hz 240V 50Hz
220V 50Hz 230V 50Hz 230V 50Hz
230V 50Hz 240V 50Hz 220V 50Hz

The above table illustrates territories using the type G plug, the standard input voltage and frequency

Plug Type H

  • Unique to Isreal
  • Three flat pins in a triangular arrangement
  • Rated 16 A
  • Being phased out in favour of round pins
230V 50Hz

The above table illustrates territories using the type D plug, the standard input voltage and frequency

Plug Type I

  • Has two or three flat pins in a ‘V’ or triangular arrangement
  • Australian plug is compatible with sockets in China
  • Rated 10 or 15 A
120V 60Hz 240V 50Hz 220V 50Hz
220V 50Hz 230V 50Hz 220V 50Hz
230V 50Hz 240V 50Hz 240V 50Hz
220V 50Hz 230V 50Kz 220V 50Hz
240V 50Kz 230V 50Hz 230V 50Hz
240V 50Hz 220V 50Kz 220V 50Kz
240V 50Kz 220V 50Hz

The above table illustrates territories using the type I plug, the standard input voltage and frequency

Plug Type J

  • Three round pins in a triangular arrangement
  • Compatible with type C sockets
  • Rated 10 A
230V 50Hz 127V
220V
50Hz 230V 50Hz
230V 50Hz 230V 50Hz 230V 50Hz

The above table illustrates territories using the type J plug, the standard input voltage and frequency

Plug Type K

  • Two round pins with a semi-circular grounding (earth) pin
  • Compatible with type F sockets
220V 50Hz 230V 50Hz 230V 50Hz
230V 50Hz 220V 50Hz 230V 50Hz
230V 50Hz 127V
220V
50Hz 230V 50Hz

The above table illustrates territories using the type D plug, the standard input voltage and frequency

Plug Type L

Two variations:

  • 10 A has 2 x 4 mm round pins with the grounding (earth) pin in the middle
  • 16 A has 2 x 5 mm round pin with the grounding pin
  • Used ina universal socket that accepts C, E, F and L sockets
220V 50Hz 230V 50Hz 230V 50Hz
230V 50Hz 127V
230V
50Hz 220V 50Hz
220V 50Hz 230V 50Hz 230V 50Hz

The above table illustrates territories using the type L plug, the standard input voltage and frequency

Plug Type M

  • Three round pins in a triangular arrangement
  • Used for large appliances alongside type D and H plugs
230V 50Hz 220V 50Hz 230V 50Hz
230V 50Hz 240V 50Hz 230V 50Hz
230V 50Hz 220V 50Hz 230V 50Hz
230V 50Hz 220V 50Hz 230V 50Hz
220V 50Hz 230V 50Hz 230V 50Hz

The above table illustrates territories using the type M plug, the standard input voltage and frequency

Plug Type N

Two variations:

  • 10 A features a grounding (earth) pin with two 4 mm pins
  • 20 A features a grounding pin with two 4.8 mm pina
  • The currentindicates the type of appliance each is suitable for
  • Type N sockets are also compatible with type C plugs
127V
220V
60Hz 230V 50Hz

The above table illustrates territories using the type N plug, the standard input voltage and frequency

Plug Type by Country

Afghanistan ... C & F Albania ... A, B, F & I Algeria ... C & F American Samoa ... A, B, F& I Andorra ... C & F Angola ... C Anguilla ... A Antigua and Barbuda ... A & B Argentina ... C & I Armenia ... C & F Aruba ... A, B & F Australia ... I Austria ... C & F Azerbaijan ... C & F Bahamas ... A & B Bahrain ... G Bangladesh ... C, D, G & K Barbados ... A & B Belarus ... C & F Belgium .. C & E Belize ... C & F Benin ... C & E Bermuda ... A & B Bhutan .. C, D, F, G & M Bolivia ... A & C Bosnia and Herzegovina ... C & F Botswana ... D, G & M Brazil ... C & N British Virgin Islands ... A & B Brunei Darussalam ... G Bulgaria ... C & F Burkina Faso ... C & E Burundi ... C & E Cambodia ... A, C & E Cameroon ... C & E Canada ... A & B Cape Verde ... C & F Cayman Islands ... A & B Central African Republic ... C & F Chad ... C, D, E & F Chile ... C & L China .. A, C & I Colombia ... A & B Comoros ... C & E Congo ... C & E Congo (Democratic Rep) ... C, D & E Cook Islands ... I Costa Rica ... A & B Cote d'Ivoire ... C & E Croatia ... C & F Cuba ... A & B Cyprus ... G Czech Republic ... C & E Denmark ... C, F, E & K Djibouti ... C & F Dominica ... D & G Dominican Republic ... A & B Ecuador ... A & B Egypt ... C & F El Salvador ... A & B Equatorial Guinea ... C & E Eritrea ... C & L Estonia ... C & F Ethiopia .. C,E ,F & L Falkland Islands (Malvinas) ... G Faroe Islands .. C, F,E & K Fiji ... I Finland ... C & F France ... C & E French Guiana ... C,D & E Gabon ... C Gambia ... G Georgia ... C & F
Germany ... C & F Ghana ... D & G Gibraltar ... C & G Greece ... C & F Greenland ... C, F, E & K Granada ... G Guadeloupe ... C, D & E Guam ... A & B Guatemala .. C, F & K Guinea ... C, F & K Guyana ... A, B, D & G Haiti ... A & B Honduras ... A & B Hong Kong ... D & G Hungary ... C & F Iceland ... C & F India ... C, D & M Indonesia ... C & F Iran ... C & F Iraq ... C, D & G Ireland ... G Isle of Man … C & G Israel … C, H & M Italy ... C, F & L Jamaica ... A & B Japan ... A & B Jordan ... B, C D, F, G & J Kazakhstan ... C & F Kenya ... G Kiribati ... I Korea, Democratic People's Republic ... A, C & F Korea, Republic ... C & F Kuwait ... C & G Kyrgyzstan ... C & F Lao People's Democratic Republic ... A, B, C, E & F Latvia ... C & F Lebanon ... A, B, C, D & G Lesotho ... M Liberia ... A, B, C, E & F Libya ... C, D, F & L Liechtenstein … C & J Lithuania … C & F Luxembourg … C & F Macau … D, M, G & F Macedonia … C & F Madagascar … C, D, E, J & K Malawi … G Malaysia … A, C, G & M Maldives … A, C, D, G, J, K & L Mali … C & E Malta ... G Martinique … C, D & E Mauritania ... C Mauritius … C & G Mexico … A & B Micronesia, Federated States … A & B Moldova … C & F Monaco … C, D, E & F Mongolia … C & E Montenegro … C & F Montserrat … A & B Morocco … C & E Mozambique … C, F & M Myanmar … C, D, F & G Namibia … D & M Nauru ... I Nepal … C, D & M Netherlands … C & F Netherlands Antilles … A, B, C & F New Caledonia … C & F New Zealand ... I Nicaragua … A & B Niger … A, B, C, D, E & F
Nigeria … D & G Norway … C & F Oman … C & G Pakistan … C, D, G & M Palau … A & B Panama … A & B Papua New Guinea ... I Paraguay ... C Peru … A, B & C Philippines, Rep. … A, B & C Poland … C & E Portugal … C & F Puerto Rico … A & B Qatar … D & G Reunion ... E Romania … C & F Russia … C & F Rwanda … C & J Saint Kitts and Nevis … A, B, D & G Saint Lucia ... G Saint Martin … C & F Saint Vincent and the Grenadines … A, C, E, G, I & K Samoa ... I San Marino … C, F & L Sao Tome and Principe … C & F Saudi Arabia ... G Senegal … C, D, E & K Serbia … C & F Seychelles ... G Sierra Leone … D & G Singapore … C, G & M Slovakia … C & E Slovenia … C & F Solomon Islands … I & G Somalia ... G South Africa … C, D, M & N Spain … C & F Sri Lanka … D, M & G Sudan … C & D Suriname … C & F Swaziland ... U Venezuela … A & B Sweden … C & F Switzerland … C & J Syrian Arab Republic … C, E & L Taiwan … A & B Tajikistan … C, F & I Tanzania … D & G Thailand … A, B, C & F Timor-Leste … C, E, F & I Togo ... C Tonga ... I Trinidad and Tobago … A & B Tunisia … C & E Turkey … C & F Turkmenistan … B, C & F Turks and Caicos Islands … A & B Tuvalu … I Uganda … G Ukraine … C & F United Arab Emirates … C, D & G United Kingdom ... G United States Virgin Islands … A & B United States of America … A & B Uruguay … C, F, I & L Uzbekistan … C & I Vanuatu … C, G & I Vietnam … A, C & F Yemen … A, D & G Zambia … C, D & G Zimbabwe … D & G

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