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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.
120V60Hz240V60Hz230V50Hz
110V60Hz110V60Hz110V60Hz
230V60Hz110V60Hz220V50Hz
127V60Hz110V50HZ115V60Hz
120V60Hz100V50Hz,
60Hz
120V60Hz
115V50Hz220V
110V
50Hz,
60Hz
120V60Hz
110V
220V
60Hz230V50Hz127V
220V
50Hz
120V60Hz220V50Hz120V60Hz
115V
230V
50Hz120V
220V
50Hz,
60Hz
220V50Hz
110V60Hz240V50Hz230V50Hz
230V50Hz120V60Hz127V60Hz
120V60Hz220V50Hz120V60Hz
120V60Hz120V60Hz230V60Hz
220V50Hz110V60HZ120V60Hz
120V60Hz220V60Hz110V60Hz
115V60Hz220V60Hz110V60Hz
110V60Hz120V60Hz110V60Hz
120V60Hz230V60Hz230V50Hz
110V60Hz

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.
120V60Hz110V60Hz120V60Hz
230V60Hz120V60Hz220V50Hz
127V60Hz240V60Hz120V60Hz
120V60Hz110V60Hz110V60Hz
115V50Hz110V60Hz220V60Hz
110V
220V
60Hz110V50Hz220V60Hz
120V60Hz100V50Hz,
60Hz
120V60Hz
110V60Hz230V50Hz230V60Hz
120V60Hz230V50Hz110V60Hz
110V60Hz220V50Hz220V50Hz
120V60Hz120V
220V
50Hz,
60Hz
115V60Hz
110V60Hz127V60Hz220V50Hz
110V60Hz120V60Hz120V60Hz
120V60Hz230V60Hz120V60Hz
120V60Hz127V
220V
50Hz110V60Hz
115V60Hz120V60Hz

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
220V60Hz220V50Hz230V50Hz
230V50Hz220V50Hz230V50Hz
230V50Hz220V50Hz220V50Hz
230V50Hz220V50Hz220V50Hz
220V50Hz220V50Hz220V50Hz
220V50Hz220V50Hz230V50Hz
220V50Hz220V50Hz240V50Hz
230V50Hz230V50Hz230V50Hz
220V50Hz220V50Hz230V50Hz
220V50Hz230V50Hz230V50Hz
220V50Hz230V50Hz220V50Hz
220V50Hz230V50Hz220V50Hz
230V50Hz230V50Hz230V50Hz
115V
230V
50Hz220V50Hz230V50Hz
127V
220V
60Hz220V50Hz230V50Hz
127V
220V
60Hz220V50Hz220V
110V
50Hz
220V50Hz230V50Hz220V50Hz
220V50Hz230V50Hz230V50Hz
220V50Hz220V50Hz240V50Hz
230V50Hz230V50Hz230V50Hz
230V50Hz220V50Hz220V60Hz
230V50Hz220V50Hz230V50Hz
220V
220V
50Hz
50Hz
230V50Hz230V50Hz
110V60Hz220V50Hz230V50Hz
220V60Hz230V502Hz220V50Hz
240V50Hz220V50Hz230V50Hz
220V50Hz230V50Hz120V
220V
60Hz
230V50Hz127V
220V
50Hz230V50Hz
230V50Hz220V50Hz230V50Hz
220V50Hz230V50Hz220V50Hz
120V
220V
50Hz
60Hz
230V50Hz230V50Hz
127V
230V
50Hz230V50Hz230V50Hz
230V50Hz127V
220V
50Hz230V50Hz
220V50Hz220V50Hz230V50Hz
230V50Hz230V50Hz230V50Hz
230V50Hz240V50Hz220V50Hz
127V
220V
50Hz230V50Hz230V50Hz
240V50Hz220V50Hz230V50Hz
230V50Hz220V60Hz230V50Hz
220V50Hz127V60Hz230V50Hz
230V50Hz230V50Hz220V50Hz
220V50Hz220V50Hz220V50Hz
220V50Hz220V50Hz220V50Hz
220V50Hz220V50Hz230V50Hz
220V50Hz220V50Hz220V50Hz
230V50Hz

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
220V50Kz230V50KB230V50Hz
230V50Hz230V50Hz240V50Hz
230V50Hz230V60Hz220V50Hz
127V
230V
50Hz220V50Hz220V50Hz
230V50Hz230V50Hz127V
220V
50Hz
230V50Hz230V50Hz230V50Hz
220V50Hz230V50Hz230V50Hz
220V50Hz230V50Hz230V50Hz
230V50Hz230V50Hz240V60Hz
230V50Hz230V50Hz220V50Hz
220V50Hz230V50Hz230V50Hz
230V50Hz230V50Hz230V50Hz
220V50Hz220V50Hz230V50Hz

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
230V50Hz220V50Hz230V50HZ
220V50Hz220V560Hz220V50Hz
220V50Hz220V50Hz127V
220V
50Kz
220V50Hz230V50Hz220V50Hz
220V50Hz230V50Hz230V50Hz
220V50Hz220V50Hz220V50Kz
220V50Hz230V50Hz230V50Hz
220V50Hz230V50Hz230V50Hz
230V50Hz230V50Hz230V50Hz
220V50Hz120V
220V
50Hz
60Hz
220V50Hz
230V50Hz127V
220V
50Hz220V50Hz
230V50Hz220V50Hz220V50Hz

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
220V60Hz220V50Hz230V50Hz
230V50Hz230V50Hz230V50Hz
230V50Hz230V50Hz120V
220V
50Hz
60Hz
120V60Hz220V50Hz127V
230V
50Hz
230V50Hz230V50Hz220V50Hz
127V60Hz230V50Hz230V50Hz
230V50Hz230V50Hz220V50Hz
220V50Hz230V50Hz230V50Hz
220V50Hz230V50Hz220V50Hz
230V50Hz220V
110V
50Hz230V50Hz
230V50Hz220V50Hz230V50Hz
230V50Hz230V50Hz220V50Hz
220V50Hz230V50Hz230V50Hz
220V50Hz220V50Hz230V50Hz
230V50Hz220V
110V
50Hz
60Hz
127V
220V
50Hz
230V50Hz220V50Hz220V50Hz
220V60Hz220V50Hz230V50Hz
220V50Hz230V50Hz230V50Hz
230V50Hz220V50Hz230V50Hz
230V50Hz220V50Hz220V50Hz
230V50Hz220V560Hz120V
220V
60Hz
127V60Hz220V50Hz230V50
230V50Hz230V50Hz220V50Hz
220V50Hz220V50Hz220V50Hz

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
230V50Hz230V50Hz230V60Hz
220V50Hz240V50Hz240V50Hz
110V
220V
60Hz230V50Hz230V50Hz
230V50Hz240V50Hz220V
230V
60Hz
230V50Hz240V50Hz240V50Hz
240V50Hz220V50Kz230V50Hz
230V50Hz220V50Hz230V50Hz
240V50Hz230V50Hz230V50Hz
230V50Hz240V50Hz230V50Hz
240V50Hz230V50Hz230V50Hz
230V50Hz240V50Hz230V50Hz
230V50Hz220V50Hz240V50Hz
230V50Hz230V50Hz230V50Hz
230V50Hz220V50Hz240V60Hz
230V50Hz230V50Hz240V50Hz
220V50Hz230V50Hz230V50Hz
230V50Hz240V50Hz220V50Hz

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
230V50Hz

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
120V60Hz240V50Hz220V50Hz
220V50Hz230V50Hz220V50Hz
230V50Hz240V50Hz240V50Hz
220V50Hz230V50Kz220V50Hz
240V50Kz230V50Hz230V50Hz
240V50Hz220V50Kz220V50Kz
240V50Kz220V50Hz

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
230V50Hz127V
220V
50Hz230V50Hz
230V50Hz230V50Hz230V50Hz

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
220V50Hz230V50Hz230V50Hz
230V50Hz220V50Hz230V50Hz
230V50Hz127V
220V
50Hz230V50Hz

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
220V50Hz230V50Hz230V50Hz
230V50Hz127V
230V
50Hz220V50Hz
220V50Hz230V50Hz230V50Hz

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
230V50Hz220V50Hz230V50Hz
230V50Hz240V50Hz230V50Hz
230V50Hz220V50Hz230V50Hz
230V50Hz220V50Hz230V50Hz
220V50Hz230V50Hz230V50Hz

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
60Hz230V50Hz

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

Plug Type by Country

Afghanistan... C & FAlbania... A, B, F & IAlgeria... C & FAmerican Samoa... A, B, F& IAndorra... C & FAngola... CAnguilla... AAntigua and Barbuda... A & BArgentina... C & IArmenia... C & FAruba... A, B & FAustralia... IAustria... C & FAzerbaijan... C & FBahamas... A & BBahrain... GBangladesh... C, D, G & KBarbados... A & BBelarus... C & FBelgium.. C & EBelize... C & FBenin... C & EBermuda... A & BBhutan.. C, D, F, G & MBolivia... A & CBosnia and Herzegovina... C & FBotswana... D, G & MBrazil... C & NBritish Virgin Islands... A & BBrunei Darussalam... GBulgaria... C & FBurkina Faso... C & EBurundi... C & ECambodia... A, C & ECameroon... C & ECanada... A & BCape Verde... C & FCayman Islands... A & BCentral African Republic... C & FChad... C, D, E & FChile... C & LChina.. A, C & IColombia... A & BComoros... C & ECongo... C & ECongo (Democratic Rep)... C, D & ECook Islands... ICosta Rica... A & BCote d'Ivoire... C & ECroatia... C & FCuba... A & BCyprus... GCzech Republic... C & EDenmark... C, F, E & KDjibouti... C & FDominica... D & GDominican Republic... A & BEcuador... A & BEgypt... C & FEl Salvador... A & BEquatorial Guinea... C & EEritrea... C & LEstonia... C & FEthiopia.. C,E ,F & LFalkland Islands (Malvinas)... GFaroe Islands.. C, F,E & KFiji... IFinland... C & FFrance... C & EFrench Guiana... C,D & EGabon... CGambia... GGeorgia... C & F
Germany... C & FGhana... D & GGibraltar... C & GGreece... C & FGreenland... C, F, E & KGranada... GGuadeloupe... C, D & EGuam... A & BGuatemala.. C, F & KGuinea... C, F & KGuyana... A, B, D & GHaiti... A & BHonduras... A & BHong Kong... D & GHungary... C & FIceland... C & FIndia... C, D & MIndonesia... C & FIran... C & FIraq... C, D & GIreland... GIsle of Man… C & GIsrael… C, H & MItaly... C, F & LJamaica... A & BJapan... A & BJordan... B, C D, F, G & JKazakhstan... C & FKenya... GKiribati... IKorea, Democratic People's Republic... A, C & FKorea, Republic... C & FKuwait... C & GKyrgyzstan... C & FLao People's Democratic Republic... A, B, C, E & FLatvia... C & FLebanon... A, B, C, D & GLesotho... MLiberia... A, B, C, E & FLibya... C, D, F & LLiechtenstein… C & JLithuania… C & FLuxembourg… C & FMacau… D, M, G & FMacedonia… C & FMadagascar… C, D, E, J & KMalawi… GMalaysia… A, C, G & MMaldives… A, C, D, G, J, K & LMali… C & EMalta... GMartinique… C, D & EMauritania... CMauritius… C & GMexico… A & BMicronesia, Federated States… A & BMoldova… C & FMonaco… C, D, E & FMongolia… C & EMontenegro… C & FMontserrat… A & BMorocco… C & EMozambique… C, F & MMyanmar… C, D, F & GNamibia… D & MNauru... INepal… C, D & MNetherlands… C & FNetherlands Antilles… A, B, C & FNew Caledonia… C & FNew Zealand... INicaragua… A & BNiger… A, B, C, D, E & F
Nigeria… D & GNorway… C & FOman… C & GPakistan… C, D, G & MPalau… A & BPanama… A & BPapua New Guinea... IParaguay... CPeru… A, B & CPhilippines, Rep.… A, B & CPoland… C & EPortugal… C & FPuerto Rico… A & BQatar… D & GReunion... ERomania… C & FRussia… C & FRwanda… C & JSaint Kitts and Nevis… A, B, D & GSaint Lucia... GSaint Martin… C & FSaint Vincent and the Grenadines… A, C, E, G, I & KSamoa... ISan Marino… C, F & LSao Tome and Principe… C & FSaudi Arabia... GSenegal… C, D, E & KSerbia… C & FSeychelles... GSierra Leone… D & GSingapore… C, G & MSlovakia… C & ESlovenia… C & FSolomon Islands… I & GSomalia... GSouth Africa… C, D, M & NSpain… C & FSri Lanka… D, M & GSudan… C & DSuriname… C & FSwaziland... UVenezuela… A & BSweden… C & FSwitzerland… C & JSyrian Arab Republic… C, E & LTaiwan… A & BTajikistan… C, F & ITanzania… D & GThailand… A, B, C & FTimor-Leste… C, E, F & ITogo... CTonga... ITrinidad and Tobago… A & BTunisia… C & ETurkey… C & FTurkmenistan… B, C & FTurks and Caicos Islands… A & BTuvalu… IUganda… GUkraine… C & FUnited Arab Emirates… C, D & GUnited Kingdom... GUnited States Virgin Islands… A & BUnited States of America… A & BUruguay… C, F, I & LUzbekistan… C & IVanuatu… C, G & IVietnam… A, C & FYemen… A, D & GZambia… C, D & GZimbabwe… D & G

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