Plug & Socket Types used in Different Countries

In this article, we are giving a list of different types of Plug & Socket that are Used in Different Countries. There are currently 15 types of electrical outlet plugs. Each plug and socket combination is assigned a letter by the US Department of Commerce International Trade Administration (ITA), starting with A and moving through the alphabet.

1. Type A

Used in Countires USA, Canada, Mexico & Japan
Number of Pins 2
Grounding Pin Availabilty Not grounded
Rated Current 15 A
Rated Voltage 100 – 127 V
Socket compatibility Socket compatible with plug type A

2. Type B

Used in Countires USA, Canada, Mexico & Japan
Number of Pins 3
Grounding Pin Availabilty Grounded
Rated Current 15 A
Rated Voltage 100 – 127 V
Socket compatibility Socket compatible with plug types A & B

3. Type C

Used in Countires Europe, South America & Asia
Number of Pins 2
Grounding Pin Availabilty Not Grounded
Rated Current 2.5 A
Rated Voltage 220 – 240 V
Socket compatibility Socket compatible with plug type C

4. Type D

Used in Countires India
Number of Pins 3
Grounding Pin Availabilty Grounded
Rated Current 5 A
Rated Voltage 220 – 240 V
Socket compatibility Socket compatible with plug types C & D (unsafe compatibility with E & F)

5. Type E

Used in Countires  France, Belgium, Poland, Slovakia & the Czech Republic
Number of Pins 2
Grounding Pin Availabilty Grounded
Rated Current 16 A
Rated Voltage 220 – 240 V
Socket compatibility Socket compatible with plug types C, E & F

6. Type F

Used in Countires used almost everywhere in Europe & Russia, except for the UK & Ireland
Number of Pins 2
Grounding Pin Availabilty Grounded
Rated Current 16 A
Rated Voltage 220 – 240 V
Socket compatibility Socket compatible with plug types C, E & F

7. Type G

Used in Countires United Kingdom, Ireland, Malta, Malaysia & Singapore
Number of Pins 3
Grounding Pin Availabilty Grounded
Rated Current 13 A
Rated Voltage 220 – 240 V
Socket compatibility Socket compatible with plug type G

8. Type H

Used in Countires Israel, the West Bank & the Gaza Strip
Number of Pins 3
Grounding Pin Availabilty Grounded
Rated Current 16 A
Rated Voltage 220 – 240 V
Socket compatibility Socket compatible with plug types C & H (unsafe compatibility with E & F)

9. Type I

Used in Countires Australia, New Zealand, China & Argentina
Number of Pins 2 or 3
Grounding Pin Availabilty 2 pins: not grounded / 3 pins: grounded
Rated Current 10 A
Rated Voltage 220 – 240 V
Socket compatibility Socket compatible with plug type I

10. Type J

Used in Countires Switzerland, Liechtenstein & Rwanda
Number of Pins 3
Grounding Pin Availabilty Grounded
Rated Current 10 A
Rated Voltage 220 – 240 V
Socket compatibility Socket compatible with plug types C & J

11. Type K

Used in Countires Denmark & Greenland
Number of Pins 3
Grounding Pin Availabilty Grounded
Rated Current 16 A
Rated Voltage 220 – 240 V
Socket compatibility Socket compatible with plug types C & K (unsafe compatibility with E & F)

12. Type L

Used in Countires Italy & Chile
Number of Pins 3
Grounding Pin Availabilty Grounded
Rated Current 10 A & 16 A
Rated Voltage 220 – 240 V
Socket compatibility 10 A socket compatible with plug types C & L (10 A version) / 16 A socket compatible with plug type L (16 A version)

13. Type M

Used in Countires South Africa
Number of Pins 3
Grounding Pin Availabilty Grounded
Rated Current 15 A
Rated Voltage 220 – 240 V
Socket compatibility Socket compatible with plug type M

14. Type N

Used in Countires Brazil
Number of Pins 3
Grounding Pin Availabilty Grounded
Rated Current 10 A & 20 A
Rated Voltage 100 – 240 V
Socket compatibility Socket compatible with plug types C & N

15. Type O

Used in Countires Thailand
Number of Pins 3
Grounding Pin Availabilty Grounded
Rated Current 16 A
Rated Voltage 220 – 240 V
Socket compatibility Socket compatible with plug types C & O (unsafe compatibility with E & F)

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