PLUGS

AC power plugs and sockets are devices that allow electrically operated equipment to be connected to the primary alternating current (AC) power supply in a building. Electrical plugs and sockets differ in voltage and current rating, shape, size and type of connectors. The types used in each country are set by national standards, some of which are listed in the IEC technical report TR 60083, Plugs and socket-outlets for domestic and similar general use standardized in member countries of IEC. Today there are approximately 20 types in common use around the world, and many obsolete socket types are still found in older buildings. Co-ordination of technical standards has allowed some types of plugs to be used over wide regions to facilitate trade in electrical appliances, and for the convenience of travellers and consumers of imported electrical goods. Some multi-standard sockets allow use of several different types of plugs; improvised or unapproved adapters between incompatible sockets and plugs may not provide the full safety and performance of an approved socket and plug combination.

Type A

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North American and IEC 60906-2

  • mainly used in the USA, Canada, Mexico & Japan
  • 2 pins
  • not grounded
  • 15 A
  • almost always 100 – 127 V
  • socket compatible with plug type A

Type B

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North American and IEC 60906-2

  • mainly used in the USA, Canada, Mexico & Japan
  • 3 pins
  • grounded
  • 15 A
  • almost always 100 – 127 V
  • socket compatible with plug types A & B

Type C

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BS 4573, CEE 7/16 Alternative II "Europlug"

  • commonly used in Europe, South America & Asia
  • 2 pins
  • not grounded
  • 2.5 A
  • almost always 220 – 240 V
  • socket compatible with plug type C

Type D

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  • mainly used in India
  • 3 pins
  • grounded
  • 5 A
  • 220 – 240 V
  • socket compatible with plug types C & D (unsafe compatibility with E & F)

Type E

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CEE 7/5 socket and CEE 7/6 plug, CEE 7/7 plug

  • primarily used in France, Belgium, Poland, Slovakia & the Czech Republic
  • 2 pins
  • grounded
  • 16 A
  • 220 – 240 V
  • socket compatible with plug types C, E & F

Type F

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CEE 7/1 unearthed socket and CEE 7/2 unearthed plug

  • used almost everywhere in Europe & Russia, except for the UK & Ireland
  • 2 pins
  • grounded
  • 16 A
  • 220 – 240 V
  • socket compatible with plug types C, E & F

Type G

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BS 1363

  • mainly used in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Malta, Malaysia & Singapore
  • 3 pins
  • grounded
  • 13 A
  • 220 – 240 V
  • socket compatible with plug type G

Type H

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  • used exclusively in Israel, the West Bank & the Gaza Strip
  • 3 pins
  • grounded
  • 16 A
  • 220 – 240 V
  • socket compatible with plug types C & H (unsafe compatibility with E & F)

Type I

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Australasian standard AS/NZS 3112

  • mainly used in Australia, New Zealand, China & Argentina
  • 2 or 3 pins
  • 2 pins: not grounded / 3 pins: grounded
  • 10 A
  • 220 – 240 V
  • socket compatible with plug type I

Type J

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  • used almost exclusively in Switzerland, Liechtenstein & Rwanda
  • 3 pins
  • grounded
  • 10 A
  • 220 – 240 V
  • socket compatible with plug types C & J

Type K

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  • used almost exclusively in Denmark & Greenland
  • 3 pins
  • grounded
  • 16 A
  • 220 – 240 V
  • socket compatible with plug types C & K (unsafe compatibility with E & F)

Type L

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  • used almost exclusively in Italy & Chile
  • 3 pins
  • grounded
  • 10 A & 16 A
  • 220 – 240 V
  • 10 A socket compatible with plug types C & L (10 A version) / 16 A socket compatible with plug type L (16 A version)

Type M

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  • mainly used in South Africa
  • 3 pins
  • grounded
  • 15 A
  • 220 – 240 V
  • socket compatible with plug type M

Type N

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Brazilian standard NBR 14136

  • used almost exclusively in Brazil
  • 3 pins
  • grounded
  • 10 A & 20 A
  • 100 – 240 V
  • socket compatible with plug types C & N

Type O

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  • used exclusively in Thailand
  • 3 pins
  • grounded
  • 16 A
  • 220 – 240 V
  • socket compatible with plug types C & O (unsafe compatibility with E & F)

Go Pel Company was founded back in 2002 in Italy. We started our business with selling good quality products, like electrical generators, plugs, transformers, connectors, switches, etc. Our mission is to offer our Clients the highest level regarding specialization, organization, flexibility and product quality acquired over decades of experience, together with all the latest innovations resulting from our continuous research.