Worldwide Plugs and Sockets

The voltages listed here are the “nominal” figures reported to be in use at most residential or commercial sites in the country or area named. Most electrical power systems are prone to slight variations in voltage due to demand or other factors. Generally, this difference is inconsequential, as most appliances are built to tolerate current a certain percentage above or below the rated voltage. However, severe variations in current can damage electrical equipment.

The information of Worldwide Plugs and Sockets here was compiled from several sources, including the BSI publications “World Electricity Supplies” and “Electrical Plugs and Wiring.” The information is subject to change without notification. For more information, please contact us

COUNTRY VOLTAGE FREQUENCY PLUG COMMENTS
Afghanistan
220 V
50
Hz
C &
F *
* A UN
correspondent reports C and F common in Kabul, but its likely a variety of plugs may be used around the country.  Some sources report Type D
also in use.  Other reports indicate voltage variances from 160V to 280V.
Albania
220 V*
50
Hz
C &
F
*Voltage variations common
Algeria
230 V
50 Hz C* &

F

*A variation of Type C with a ground post
offset about 1/2-inch from center may also be found.
American Samoa
120 V
60 Hz A, B, F & I
Andorra
230 V

50 Hz
C &

F

Angola
220 V
50 Hz C
Anguilla

110 V


60 Hz
A
(maybe B)
Antigua
230 V*
60 Hz A & B *Airport area is reportedly Antigua power is
110 V.
Argentina
220 V
50 Hz C & I* *Neutral and line wires are reversed
from that used in Australia and elsewhere.
Armenia
220 V
50 Hz Type C Electrical Outlet &
F
Aruba
127 V*
60 Hz A, B
& F
*Lago Colony 115V
Australia
240 V
50 Hz I *Outlets typically controlled by adjacent
switch.
Austria
230 V
50 Hz F Type
C may be found, but rare.
Azerbaijan
220 V
50
Hz
C,
F
Azores
220 V*
50 Hz B,
C, & F

*Ponta Delgada 110 V; to be converted to 220 V

Bahamas
120 V
60 Hz A & B
Bahrain

230 V*

50 Hz* G *Awali
110 V, 60 Hz
Balearic Islands
220 V
50 Hz C & F
Bangladesh
220 V
50 Hz A, C, D, G & K
Barbados 115V 50 Hz A
Belarus
220 V
50
Hz
C
&
F
Belgium
230 V
50 Hz
E
Notes from
correspondents: a ‘C’ style plug can be used with ‘E’ and ‘F’ receptacles.

All double-insulated appliances are indeed fitted with a ‘C’ plug, and can
be used in any compatible receptacle (C E F and narrow L).  Type C
receptacles are prohibited in Belgium.

Belize
110/220 V
60 Hz B
& G
Benin
220 V
50 Hz
E
Bermuda
120 V
60 Hz A & B
Bhutan
230 V
50
Hz
D, F,
& G
Type M
plugs also identified by some sources.
Bolivia 220/230
V*
50 Hz A &
C
*La Paz & Viacha 115V
Bosnia
220 V
50
Hz
C & F
Botswana 231V 50 Hz M Type G
may be
found, but rare.
Brazil 110/220
V*
60 Hz A & B,
C
*127
V found in states of
Bahia, Paraná (including Curitiba), Rio de Janeiro,
São Paulo and Minas Gerais (though 220 V may be found in some hotels).  Other areas
are 220 V only, with the exception of Fortaleza (240 V). Outlets are often a combination of type A and C and can accept either type plug.
Brunei
240 V
50 Hz G
Bulgaria
230 V
50 Hz C* &

F*

*Outlets are reported as type F, though both type C and F
plugs may be encountered.
Burkina Faso
220 V
50 Hz C & E
Burundi
220 V
50 Hz C & E
Cambodia

230 V

50 Hz A &
C*
*Some outlets are a combination of type A and C and can accept either type plug.

Plug G may be found in some hotels.

Cameroon
220 V
50 Hz C, E
Canada
120 V
60 Hz A & B
Canary Islands
220 V
50 Hz C, E, &

L

Type L
plugs/outlets may have different pin spacing.  The smaller and closer
pins are for a rated current of 10 A, the bigger and wider pins are for a
rated current of 16 A.
Cape Verde

220 V

50 Hz C & F
Cayman Islands
120 V
60 Hz A & B
Central African Republic
220 V
50 Hz C & E
Chad

220 V


50 Hz
D, E & F
Channel Islands
230 V
50 Hz G
Chile
220 V
50 Hz C & L
China, People’s
Republic of

220 V

50 Hz A,
I, G
The
“official” plug type is like type A but slightly shorter and without holes in
blades.  Type A and I

outlets are common, and Type G might also be
found.

Colombia

110 V


60 Hz
A & B
Comoros
220 V
50 Hz C & E
Congo, People’s
Rep. of

230 V
50 Hz C & E
Congo, Dem. Rep. of (former Zaire)
220 V
50 Hz C & D
Cook Islands
240 V
50
Hz
I
Costa Rica
120 V
60 Hz A & B
Côte d’Ivoire

(Ivory Coast)


220 V
50 Hz C & E
Croatia
230 V

50 Hz
C
&
F
Cuba
110/220 V

60 Hz
A & B,
C,

F
& L

Most older hotels
110 V.  Some
newer hotels 220 V.
Some outlets are
a combination of type A and C and can accept
either type plug.
Cyprus
240 V
50 Hz G
Czech Republic
230 V
50 Hz E
Denmark
230 V
50 Hz C & K Denmark’s
connectors have slight differences from those used elsewhere.  While
pin diameter and spacing is standard, outlets may have different housing
depths which could interfere with standard adaptors — one report says
this is due to “childproofing.”  Also, Plug C fits into K-type
outlets (but not vice versa).
Djibouti
220 V
50 Hz C & E
Dominica
230 V
50 Hz D & G
Dominican Republic

110 V

60 Hz A Type J
may exist in some hotels.
East Timor
220 V
50
Hz
C,
E, F, I,
A UN
correspondent reports “power is poor in the country with frequent brownouts and blackouts.  I suspect that surges are frequent as we
go through a lot of surge-protecting power bars.”  Further he
reports than Type
I
is common as
much construction is done by Australians; type C is
common in building built during Indonesian occupation; type E

is less common; type F is common in offices but not
hotels.

Ecuador
120-127 V
60 Hz A
& B
Egypt
220 V
50 Hz C
El Salvador 115V 60 Hz A
& B
England (See United Kingdom)
Equatorial Guinea
220 V*
50 Hz C & E *Voltage varies between 150 & 175V with
frequent outages
Eritrea
230 V
50 Hz C
Estonia
230 V
50
Hz
F Type C
may be found in older buildings.  Type E plugs
may work in either C or F type
outlets.
Ethiopia
220 V
50 Hz D, J, & L
Faeroe Islands
220 V
50 Hz C & K
Falkland Islands

240 V

50
Hz

G
Fiji
240 V
50 Hz I
Finland
230 V
50 Hz CF
France
230 V
50 Hz E Type C
plugs  may be found on some appliances, and will fit the Type E
outlet.  Type C
outlets may be found in older buildings.
Type
A may be
found in older buildings but is illegal.
French Guiana
220 V
50 Hz C, & E
Gaza
230 V
50
Hz
H
Gabon
220 V
50 Hz C
Gambia

230 V

50 Hz G

Georgia


220 V
50
Hz
C
Germany
230 V
50 Hz C

& F

Ghana
230 V
50 Hz D & G
Gibraltar
240 V
50 Hz C & G
Great Britain (See United Kingdom)
Greece
220 V
50 Hz C, D, E & F
Greenland
220 V
50 Hz C & K
Grenada (Windward Is.)

230 V

50 Hz G
Guadeloupe
230 V
50 Hz C,
D, & E
Guam
110 V

60 Hz
A & B
Guatemala

120 V

60 Hz A &
B, G, & I
Guinea
220 V
50 Hz C, F & K
Guinea-Bissau
220 V
50 Hz C
Guyana
240 V*
60 Hz* A B, D & G *Inside the capital city of Georgetown, both
120 V and 240 V at either 50 or 60 Hz are found, depending on the part of the city (50
Hz most
common).  Actual voltage may vary from area to area.
Haiti
110 V
60 Hz A & B
Honduras
110 V
60 Hz A & B
Hong Kong
220 V*
50 Hz
G, M
Type
M replaced
by Type G but still found.
Hungary
230 V
50 Hz C & F
Iceland

220 V

50 Hz C & F
India
230 V
50 Hz
C
& D
Indonesia 127/230
V*
50 Hz C,
F &
G
*Conversion to
230 V in progress; complete in
principal cities
Iran
230 V
50 Hz C
Iraq
230 V
50 Hz C, D, & G
Ireland (Eire) 230 50 Hz G Type
D
once common and may be occasionally found.
Isle of Man
240 V
50 Hz C & G
Israel
220 V
50 Hz C
Italy
230 V
50 Hz C,
F & L
Type L
plugs/outlets may have different pin spacing.  The smaller and closer
pins are for a rated current of 10 A, the bigger and wider pins are for a
rated current of 16 A.  Both kinds are currently used and comply to
the relevant Italian (CEI) regulations.  Some
outlets have overlapping holes to accept either older or newer types.
Ivory Coast (See Côte d’Ivoire)
Jamaica
110 V
50 Hz A & B
Japan
100 V
50/60 Hz* A & B *Eastern Japan 50 Hz (Tokyo, Kawasaki,
Sapporo, Yokohoma, and Sendai); Western Japan 60 Hz (Osaka, Kyoto, Nagoya, Hiroshima)
Jordan
230 V
50 Hz D, F, G & J* *Type
C may be found in some hotels.
Kenya
240 V
50 Hz G
Kazakhstan

220 V

50
Hz
C
Kiribati
240 V
50 Hz I
Korea, South
220 V
60 Hz C
& F*
*Type F likely
to be found in offices and hotels.  110 V power with plugs A
& B
was previously used but is being phased out.  Older
buildings may still have this, and some hotels offer both 110 V and 220 V
service.
Kuwait
240 V
50 Hz D* & G *Type
D primarily used for 15A service, Type G primarily for 13A service..
Laos
230 V
50 Hz A B, C, E & F
Latvia
220 V
50 Hz C
&
F
Lebanon
110/220 V
50 Hz A, B, C, D & G
Lesotho
220 V
50 Hz M
Liberia
120 V
60 Hz A
& B
Libya
127 V*
50 Hz D
& L
*Barce,
Benghazi, Derna, Sebha & Tobruk 230 V
Lithuania
220 V
50
Hz
C

&
F

Liechtenstein

230 V

50
Hz
J
Luxembourg
220 V
50 Hz C & F
Macau
220 V
50 Hz D
&
G
Macedonia
220 V
50
Hz
C & F
Madagascar
220 V
50 Hz C
& E
Madeira
220 V
50 Hz C & F
Malawi

230 V

50 Hz G
Malaysia
240 V
50 Hz G
Maldives
230 V
50 Hz A, D, G, J, K

& L

Mali
220 V
50 Hz C & E
Malta
240 V
50 Hz G
Martinique
220 V
50 Hz C, D, & E
Mauritania
220 V
50 Hz C
Mauritius
230 V
50 Hz C & G
Mexico
127 V
60 Hz A & B
Micronesia (Federal States of)
120 V
60 Hz A & B
Monaco
127/220 V
50 Hz C, D, E
F
Mongolia
220 V
50
Hz
C
&
E
Montenegro
220 V
50
Hz
C
& F
Montserrat (Leeward Is.)

230 V

60 Hz A & B
Morocco 127/220
V*
50 Hz C & E *Conversion to
220 V only underway
Mozambique
220 V
50 Hz C, F

& M*

*Type M found
especially near the border with South Africa, including the capitol,
Maputo.
Myanmar (formerly Burma)

230 V

50 Hz C, D,
F & G*
Type G* found primarily in
better hotels.  Also,  many of major

hotels chains are said to have multipurpose outlets, which will take
Australian 3-pin plugs and perhaps other types.

Namibia
220 V
50 Hz M
Nauru
240 V
50 Hz I
Nepal
230 V
50 Hz C & D
Netherlands
230 V
50 Hz C
& F
Netherlands Antilles 127/220
V*
50 Hz A, B,
& F
*St. Martin
120 V 60 Hz;
Saba &(St. Eustatius 110 V 60 Hz A, maybe B
New Caledonia
220 V
50 Hz F
New Zealand
230 V
50 Hz I
Nicaragua
120 V
60 Hz A
Niger
220 V
50 Hz A, B, C, D, E & F
Nigeria
240 V
50 Hz D & G
Northern Ireland (see United Kingdom)
Norway
230 V
50 Hz C & F
Okinawa
100 V*
60 Hz A, B
& I

*Military facilities 120 V
Oman
240 V*
50 Hz G *Voltage variations common
Pakistan
220 V
50 Hz C & D
Palmyra Atoll
120 V

60 Hz
A & B
Panama
110 V*
60 Hz A, B

*Panama City 120 V
Papua New Guinea
240 V
50 Hz I
Paraguay
220 V
50 Hz C
Peru
220 V*
60 Hz* A, B

&
C

*Talara 110/220
V; Arequipa 50 Hz
Philippines

220 V

60 Hz A, B, C Type
A most commonly found.
Poland
230 V
50 Hz C & E
Portugal
230 V
50 Hz C & F
Puerto Rico

120 V

60 Hz A & B
Qatar
240 V
50 Hz D & G
Réunion Island
220 V

50 Hz
E
Romania
230 V
50 Hz C &
F
Russia
220 V
50 Hz
F
& C
Type
F used in new construction.  Type C common in older structures.
Rwanda
230 V
50 Hz C & J
St. Kitts and Nevis (Leeward Is.)
230 V
60 Hz D & G
St. Lucia (Windward Is.)
240 V
50 Hz G
St. Vincent (Windward Is.)
230 V
50 Hz A, C, E, G, I

& K

Samoa
230 V
50 Hz I
Saudi Arabia

127/220 V

60 Hz A, B, F
& G
Scotland (See United Kingdom)
Senegal
230 V
50 Hz C, D, E & K
Serbia
220 V
50
Hz
C
& F
Seychelles
240 V
50 Hz G
Sierra Leone
230 V
50 Hz D & G
Singapore

230 V

50 Hz G Type A
adaptors
are widely available from shops as an extension set of 2 to 5 sets of sockets; most commonly used for audio and video
equipment.
Slovak Republic
230 V
50 Hz E
Slovenia
220 V
50 Hz C

& F

Somalia
220 V*
50 Hz C *Berbera
230 V; Merca 110/220 V
South Africa 220/230
V*
50 Hz M** *Grahamstad & Port Elizabeth 250V; also
found in King Williams

** Types C & G can also be
found in some areas.

Spain
230 V
50 Hz C & F A
correspondent reports that in Barcelona’s Barrio Gothic, voltage is 120 V 60
Hz using Types

C
& F
plugs.  Step up transformers are required to use typical European
devices.
Sri Lanka
230 V
50 Hz D
Sudan
230 V
50 Hz C & D
Suriname
127 V
60 Hz C & F
Swaziland

230 V

50 Hz M
Sweden
230 V
50 Hz C & F
Switzerland
230 V
50 Hz J Type C
plugs  are common on appliances, and will fit the Type J outlet.
Syria

220 V

50 Hz C, E, & L
Tahiti
220 V
60 Hz A, B,
E
All
electrical outlets protected by ground fault circuit interruptors (GFCI).
Tajikistan
220 V
50
Hz
C &
I
Taiwan

110 V

60 Hz A, B
Tanzania
230 V
50 Hz D & G
Thailand
220 V
50 Hz A &
C*
*Some outlets are a combination of type A and C and can accept either type plug.
Togo
220 V*
50 Hz C *Lome
127 V
Tonga
240 V
50 Hz I
Trinidad & Tobago 115V 60 Hz A & B
Tunisia
230 V
50 Hz C
E
Turkey
230 V
50 Hz CF
Turkmenistan
220 V
50
Hz
B
&
F
Uganda
240 V
50 Hz G
Ukraine
220 V
50
Hz
C
United Arab Emirates
220 V*
50 Hz G
United Kingdom
230 V*
50 Hz G *Outlets typically controlled by adjacent
switch.


Though nominal voltage has been officially changed to 230 V, 240 V
is within tolerances and commonly found.

United States of America
120 V
60 Hz A & B
Uruguay
220 V
50 Hz C, F, I* & L Type F becoming more
common as a result of computer use.  *Neutral and line wires are reversed
from that used in Australia and elsewhere.
Uzbekistan
220 V
50
Hz
C &

I

Vanuatu
230 V
50
Hz

I
Some Type G
may linger from British Colonial period, but are a rarity.
Venezuela
120 V
60
Hz
A & B
Vietnam 127/220
V*
50 Hz A, C

& G

*To be standardized at
220 V.
Type G found in newer hotels, primarily those built
by Singaporean and Hong Kong developers.
Virgin Islands (British and U.S.) 115V 60 Hz A & B
Wales (See United Kingdom)
Yemen, Rep. of
220/230 V
50 Hz A, D & G
Zambia
230 V
50 Hz C, D & G
Zimbabwe
220 V
50 Hz D & G

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