Israeli Plug

Type H Electrical Outlet (Israeli Plug)

Type H Electrical Receptacle

Countries Using Type H Electric Plug

Information on the Type H Israeli 3-pin Electrical Adapter Plug and Electrical Outlet

The Type H electrical outlet and plug are unique to Israel. The Type H is recognizable by its three pins in triangular formation.

Israeli Plug
Gaza, Israel

Information on The Type H Electrical Outlet

The Type H, or Israeli 16 A/250 V unearthed, plug is incompatible with other sockets. It is rated 16 A but the thin flat pins often caused the plug to overheat when connecting larger appliances. In 1989, the plug was revised from using flat pins to 4 mm round pins. Sockets made since 1989 accept both the old and new plugs, and also Type C plugs. Today, the older Type H sockets that only accept the standard Type H plugs are very rare in Israel.

Type I Electrical Outlet

British 3 pin plug

Type G Electrical Outlet (British plug)

Type G Electrical Receptacle

Countries Using Type G Electric Plug

Information on the Type G British 3-pin Electrical Adapter Plug and Electrical Outlet

The Type G electrical plug is a British three-pin rectangular blade plug that has a protective fuse inside to protect cords from high-current circuits. Type G outlets generally include safety switches.

British 3 pin plug
Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belize, Botswana, Brunei, Cameroon, Channel Islands, China, Cyprus, Dominica, El Salvador, Gambia, Ghana, Gibraltar, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Hong Kong, Iraq, Ireland, Isle of Man, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lebanon, Macau, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Myanmar, Nigeria, Oman, Qatar, St. Kitts-Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Tanzania, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Information on The Type G Electrical Outlet

The Type G plug is commonly known as the 13-amp plug, and technically known as the BS 1363 (British 13 A/230-240 V 50 Hz earthed and fused). For safety reasons, UK wiring regulations require home sockets to have shutters over the live and neutral connections. These shutters are opened by the insertion of the longer earth pin. The shutters also help prevent the use of incompatible plugs made to other standards. It is sometimes possible to open the shutters with a screwdriver in order to insert Type C or other plugs, but this is not advised, as such plugs will not have a fuse.

Type H Electrical Outlet

Swiss Plug

Type J Electrical Outlet (Swiss Plug)

Type J Electrical Receptacle

Countries Using Type J Electric Plug

Information on the Type J Swiss 3-pin Electrical Adapter Plug and Electrical Outlet

The Type J Electrical Plug is also known as the Swiss 3-Pin. It is similar to the Type C “Europlug,” except it has an earth pin off to one side.

Swiss Plug
El Salvador, Ethiopia, Liechtenstein, Madagascar, Maldives, Rwanda, Switzerland

Information on The Type J Electrical Outlet

The Type J plug was developed by Switzerland as its standard, and is technically known as the SEV 1011 (Swiss 10 A/250 V). Swiss sockets can accept Type J or Type C plugs. Switzerland also has a two-pin plug, wtih the same pin shape, size, and spacing as the standard, but with a flattened, hexagonal form. This two-pin plug fits into both Swiss sockets and CEE 7/16 sockets. There is also a less common variant on the standard Type J that has three square pins rated for 16 A. Above 16 A, equipment is required to be permanantly wired to the electrical supply system with branch circuit protection, or it must be connected to the mains with an appropriate high-power industrial connector.

Type K Electrical Outlet

Danish Plug

Type K Electrical Outlet (Danish Plug)

Type K Electrical Receptacle

Countries Using Type K Electric Plug

Information on the Type K Danish Electrical Adapter Plug and Electrical Outlet

The Type K electrical plug has two round pins and a spade grounding pin. It is similar to the Type E, but has an earth pin rather than an earth hole on the pin, and an earth hole rather than earth pin on the socket.

Danish Plug
Bangladesh, Denmark, Faeroe Islands, Greenland, Guinea, Madagascar, Maldives, St. Vincent, Senegal, Tunisia.

Information on The Type K Electrical Outlet

This plug, technically known as the Danish 10 A/250 V unearthed, is the Danish standard plug. The Danish Type K socket will also accept the Type C and Type F. Though Type E plugs will also fit into the socket, it should not be used for appliances that need to be earthed. A variation of the Danish plug, the standard DK 2-5a, also exists for surge-protected computer circuits. It fits into the corresponding socket and the standard Type K, but by design the standard Type K plugs do not fit into the special Type K computer socket. In the past, Danish sockets were equipped with a switch to prevent the live pins from touching when connecting or disconnecting the plug. Today, sockets without switches are allowed, but they are required to have a cavity that prevents the pins from touching. However, the shape of the plugs makes it rare that the live pins will touch. New electronic installations in Denmark are required to have grounded outlets. Older installations don’t have this requirement, but they must be protected by RCD/GFCI (HFI in Danish). Since 2008, wall outlets for Type E French plugs have been permitted in Denmark, but sockets for Type F will not.

Type L Electrical Outlet

Australia Plug

Type I Electrical Outlet (Australia Plug)

Type I Electrical Receptacle

Countries Using Type I Electric Plug

Information on the Type I Australian plug Electrical Adapter Plug and Electrical Outlet

The Type I Electrical Plug has two flat, oblique blades that form an inverted V, and a grounding blade.

Australia Plug
American Samoa, Argentina*, Australia, China, El Salvador, Fiji, Guatemala, Kiribati, Nauru, New Zealand, Okinawa, Panama, Papua New Guinea, St. Vincent, Tajikistan, Tonga, Uruguay.

Information on The Type I Electrical Outlet

The Type I electrical socket is used in Australia and New Zealand, and usually has a switch for extra safety. There is an unearthed version of the Type I plug, but the sockets are always three-pinned. There are several AS/NZS plug variants , including a 15 A, 20 A, 25 A and 32 A.

Type J Electrical Outlet

Italian plug

Type L Electrical Outlet (Italian plug)

Type L Electrical Receptacle

Countries Using Type L Electric Plug

Information on the Type L Italian 3-pin Electrical Adapter Plug and Electrical Outlet

The Type L electrical plug has two round pins and a round grounding pin in a line. The live and neutral contacts may be inserted in either direction.

Italian plug
Chile, Cuba, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Italy, Libya, Maldives, Syria, Tunisia, Uruguay.

Information on The Type L Electrical Outlet

The technical name for the Type L is the Italian earthed plug/socket standard, CEI 23-16/VII. There are two models rated at 10 A and 16 A, differing in contact diameter and spacing. Older installations often have sockets that are limited to either the 10 A or 16 A, requiring the use of an adapter should the plug and adapter styles differ. The 10 A extends CEE 7/16 by adding a central earthing pin, so CEI 23-16-VII sockets can accept Europlugs. The 16 A style’s pins are a little further apart, and the pins are thicker. The 16 A is sometimes referred to as the North European or industriale type, although these descriptions are not accurate. While it is possible to fit Type D and Type E plugs in Type L sockets, it may cause damage to the socket, and the plug may get stuck. There are two other types of Type L sockets commonly used in Italy. The first is smaller, with a central round hole and two 8-shaped holes above and below. This design accepts both styles of Type L plugs, as well as the Type C Europlug. The second socket look like a Type F, but with a central grounding hole. It accepts Type E, Type F, Type C, and Type L 10 A plugs, but is also twice the size as a normal Type L socket. Sometimes these sockets will also have extra holes to accept Type L 16 A plugs.

Type M Electrical Outlet

South African Plug

Type M Electrical Outlet (South African plug)

Type M Electrical Receptacle

Countries Using Type M Electric Plug

Information on the Type M South African plug Electrical Adapter Plug and Electrical Outlet

The Type M, or South African, electrical plug has three circular pins, and is essentially a larger version of the Type D.

South African Plug
Hong Kong, Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland.

Information on The Type M Electrical Outlet

The Type M electrical plug is technically known as BS 546 (South African 15 A/250 V). It has been adopted as the standard plug in South Africa.

Type A Electrical Outlet

India 3 pin plug

Type D Electrical Outlet (India 3 pin Plug)

Type D Electrical Receptacle

Countries Using Type D Electric Plug

Information on the Type D Old British plug Electrical Adapter Plug and Electrical Outlet

The Type D electrical plug is also known as the Old British Plug. It has three large round pins in a triangular configuration, and may be found in countries that were originally electrified by the British.

India 3 pin plug
Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Benin, Botswana, Cameroon, Chad, Dem. Rep. of Congo (Zaire), Dominica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Ethiopia, French Guiana, Ghana, Greece, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Hong Kong, India, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Libya, Macao, Madagascar, Maldives, Martinique, Monaco, Myanmar (Burma), Namibia, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Qatar, St. Kitts-Nevis, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tanzania, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Information on The Type D Electrical Outlet

The technical name for the Type D plug and receptacle is the BS 546 (5 A/250 V earthed). This type was the standard in the UK until the 1940s. It was also previously used in South Africa, but has been phased out by the Type M. In other former British colonies, the plug has been mostly replaced by the Type G. Today, the Type D 5 A, and its 2 A cousin, are sometimes used in the UK for centrally switched lighting circuits, in order to distinguish them from normal power circuits.

Type E Electrical Outlet

French 2 pin Plug

Type E Electrical Outlet (French 2 pin Plug)

Type E Electrical Receptacle

Countries Using Type E Electric Plug

Information on the Type E French 2-pin Electrical Adapter Plug and Electrical Outlet

The Type E electrical plug is identified by two round pins spaced 19mm apart, with a hole for the socket’s male grounding pin. Type E outlets will also accept Type C plugs, and Type E plugs will also work in Type F outlets.

French 2 pin plug
Belgium, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Canary Islands, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Czech Republic, Djibouti, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, France, French Guiana, Greece, Guadeloupe, Ireland, Indonesia, Italy, Laos, Latvia, Lithuania, Madagascar, Mali, Martinique, Monaco, Morocco, Niger, Poland, St. Vincent, Senegal, Slovakia, Syria, Tahiti, Tunisia.

Information on The Type E Electrical Outlet

The Type E socket is standard in France, Belgium, Denmark, Poland, and other countries . It is incompatible with the Type F that is standard in Germany, the Netherlands, and other continental European countries. The incompatibility is due to the round male pin in the socket that earths appliances. The Type E socket’s male pin is installed upwards in the socket, with the live connection the left and neutral connection the right.

Type F Electrical Outlet

Europe 2 pin plug

Type C Electrical Outlet (Europe 2 pin Plug)

Type C Electrical Receptacle

Countries Using Type C Electric Plug

Information on the Type C European 2-pin Electrical Adapter Plug and Electrical Outlet

Popularly known as the Europlug, the Type C electrical plug is a two-pin unearthed plug used throughout continental Europe, parts of the Middle East, and much of Africa, South America, central Asia, and the former Soviet republics.

Europe 2 pin plug
Albania, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Austria, Azores, Balearic Islands, Bangladesh, Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Canary Islands, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Channel Islands, Chile, Comoros, Congo, Croatia, Dem. Rep. of Congo (Zaire), Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Cyrpus, Denmark, Djibouti, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Faeroe Islands, Finland, French Guiana, Gabon, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Greenland, Guadeloupe, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Isle of Man, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Korea, Kuwait, Laos, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Madeira, Mali, Martinique, Mauritania, Mauritius, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, Niger, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, St. Vincent, Senegal, Serbia, Slovenia, Somalia, Spain, Sudan, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Uruguay, Vietnam, Zambia.

Information on The Type C Electrical Outlet

The Type C plug is technically known as the CEE 7/16 (Europlug 2.5 A/250 V unearthed). There is a similar plug with slightly larger pins known as the CEE 7/17. Both types are unearthed and have two round pins which converge slightly. The CEE 7/16 is intended for devices that require 2.5 A or less. The 19 mm separation of the pins and the pins’ 4 mm length allow for its safe insertion in most Type C, Type E, Type F, Type H, and some Type L outlets. The larger CEE 7/17 has a round plastic or rubber base that prevents it from being inserted into small sockets. The base has holes to accommodate the side contacts and socket earth pins.

Type D Electrical Outlet