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Guide to world plugs

Not sure what separates a plug in Guatemala from a plug in Haiti? Fear not, the team at Ideal Power have prepared you this handy guide to plug types across the globe, for help ensuring customer around the world can use your products.

Plug Type APlug 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