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Plug And Socket Types Around The World

by Garth

Last updated: 4th May 2021



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Looking for the right kind of travel adaptor to take on your next trip? With so many different plug and socket types used around the globe it can be really confusing. So we’ve put together this guide to help you make sure you have the right travel adaptor for your travels.

 

15 Different Plug And Socket Types

In total there’s 15 different plug and socket types used around the world as you will see below. 2 outlets are most commonly used – plug type C is used most by European countries and plug type A is used by the USA, Canada and China. If you do a lot of travelling like us, you’ll probably have a collection of different travel adaptors, however must admit we bought quite a few wrong ones along the way!

 

 

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Guide to plug and socket types used around the world

 

Plug Type & Voltage By Country

  • 🇦🇫 Afghanistan uses plug types C & F. Voltage is 220V / 50Hz.
  • 🇦🇱 Albania uses plug types C & F. Voltage is 230V / 50Hz.
  • 🇩🇿 Algeria uses plug types C & F. Voltage is 230V / 50Hz.
  • 🇦🇩 Andorra uses plug types C & F. Voltage is 230V / 50Hz.
  • 🇦🇴 Angola uses plug type C. Voltage is 220V / 50Hz.
  • 🇦🇬 Antigua & Barbuda uses plug types A & B. Voltage is 230V / 60Hz.
  • 🇦🇷 Argentina uses plug types C & I. Voltage is 220V / 50Hz
  • 🇦🇲 Armenia uses plug types C & F. Voltage is 230V / 50Hz
  • 🇦🇺 Australia uses plug type I. Voltage is 230V / 50Hz.
  • 🇦🇹 Austria uses plug types C & F. Voltage is 230V / 50Hz.
  • 🇦🇿 Azerbaijan uses plug types C & F. Voltage is 220V / 50Hz.
  • 🇧🇸 Bahamas uses plug types A & B. Voltage is 120V / 60Hz.
  • 🇧🇭 Bahrain uses plug type G. Voltage is 230V / 50Hz.
  • 🇧🇩 Bangladesh uses plug types C, D, G & K. Voltage is 220V / 50Hz.
  • 🇧🇧 Barbados uses plug types A & B. Voltage is 115V / 50Hz.
  • 🇧🇾 Belarus uses plug types C & F. Voltage is 220V / 50Hz.
  • 🇧🇪 Belgium uses plug types C & E. Voltage is 230V / 50Hz.
  • 🇧🇿 Belize uses plug types A, B & G. Voltage is 110V/220 V / 50Hz
  • 🇧🇯 Benin uses plug types C & E. Voltage is 220V / 50Hz.
  • 🇧🇹 Bhutan uses plug types C, D & G. Voltage is 230V / 50Hz.
  • 🇧🇴 Bolivia uses plug types A & C. Voltage is 230V / 50Hz.
  • 🇧🇦 Bosnia & Herzegovina uses plug types C & F. Voltage is 230V / 50Hz.
  • 🇧🇼 Botswana uses plug types D & G. Voltage is 230V / 50Hz.
  • 🇧🇷 Brazil uses plug types C & N. Voltage is 127V / 220V / 60Hz.
  • 🇧🇳 Brunei uses plug type G. Voltage is 240V / 50Hz.
  • 🇧🇬 Bulgaria uses plug types C & F. Voltage is 230V / 50Hz.
  • 🇧🇫 Burkina Faso uses plug types C & E. Voltage is 220V / 50Hz.
  • 🇧🇮 Burundi uses plug types C & E. Voltage is 220V / 50Hz.
  • 🇰🇭 Cambodia uses plug types A, C & G. Voltage is 230V / 50Hz
  • 🇨🇲 Cameroon uses plug types C & E. Voltage is 220V / 50Hz.
  • 🇨🇦 Canada uses plug types A & B. Voltage is 120V / 60Hz.
  • 🇨🇻 Cape Verde uses plug types C & F. Voltage is 230V / 50Hz.
  • 🇨🇫 Central African Republic uses plug types C & E. Voltage is 220V / 50Hz.
  • 🇹🇩 Chad uses plug types D, E & F. Volatge is 220V / 50Hz.
  • 🇨🇱 Chile uses plug types C & L. Voltage is 220V / 50Hz.
  • 🇨🇳 China uses plug types A, C & I. Voltage is 220V / 50Hz.
  • 🇨🇴 Colombia uses plug types A & B .Voltage is 110V / 60Hz.
  • 🇰🇲 Comoros uses plug types C & E. Voltage is 220V / 50Hz.
  • 🇨🇬 Congo (DR) uses plug types C, D & E. Voltage is 220V / 50Hz.
  • 🇨🇷 Costa Rica uses plug types A & B. Voltage is 120V / 60Hz.
  • 🇨🇮 Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) uses plug types C & E. Voltage is 220V / 50Hz.
  • 🇭🇷 Croatia uses plug types C & F. Voltage is 230V / 50Hz.
  • 🇨🇺 Cuba uses plug types A, B, C & L. Voltage is 110V / 220V / 60Hz.
  • 🇨🇾 Cyprus uses plug type G. Voltage is 230V / 50Hz.
  • 🇨🇿 Czech Republic uses plug types C & E. Voltage is 230V / 50Hz.
  • 🇩🇰 Denmark uses plug type F. Voltage is 230V / 50Hz
  • 🇩🇯 Djibouti uses plug types C & E. Voltage is 220V / 50Hz.
  • 🇩🇲 Dominica uses plug types D & G. Voltage is 230V / 50Hz.
  • 🇩🇴 Dominican Republic uses plug types A & B. Voltage is 120V / 60Hz.
  • 🇪🇨 Ecuador uses plug types A & B. Voltage is 120V / 60Hz.
  • 🇪🇬 Egypt uses plug types C & F. Voltage is 220V / 50Hz.
  • 🇸🇻 El Salvador uses plug types A & B. Voltage is 120V / 60Hz.
  • 🇬🇶 Equatorial Guinea uses plug types C & E. Voltage is 220V / 50Hz.
  • 🇪🇷 Eritrea uses plug types C & L. Voltage is 230V / 50Hz.
  • 🇪🇪 Estonia uses plug types C & F. Voltage is 230V / 50Hz.
  • 🇸🇿 Eswatini (Swaziland) uses plug type M. Voltage is 230V / 50Hz.
  • 🇪🇹 Ethiopia uses plug types C & F. Voltage is 220V / 50Hz.
  • 🇫🇯 Fiji uses plug type I. Voltage is 240V / 50Hz.
  • 🇫🇮 Finland uses plug types C & F. Voltage is 230V / 50Hz.
  • 🇫🇷 France uses plug types C & E. Voltage is 230V / 50Hz.
  • 🇬🇫 French Guiana uses plug types C, D & E. Voltage is 220V / 50Hz.
  • 🇵🇫 French Polynesia uses plug types A, B & E. Voltage is 110V/220V / 60/50Hz.
  • 🇬🇦 Gabon uses plug type C. Voltage is 220V / 50Hz.
  • 🇬🇲 Gambia uses plug type G. Voltage is 230V / 50Hz.
  • 🇬🇪 Georgia uses plug types C & F. Voltage is 220V / 50Hz.
  • 🇩🇪 Germany uses plug types C & F. Voltage is 230V / 50Hz.
  • 🇬🇭 Ghana uses plug types D & G. Voltage is 230V / 50Hz.
  • 🇬🇮 Gibraltar uses plug type G. Voltage is 240V / 50Hz.
  • 🇬🇷 Greece uses plug types C & F .Voltage is 230V / 50Hz.
  • 🇬🇱 Greenland uses plug types C, E, F & K. Voltage is 230V / 50Hz.
  • 🇬🇩 Grenada uses plug type G. Voltage is 230V / 50Hz.
  • 🇬🇹 Guatemala uses plug types A & B. Voltage is 120V / 60Hz.
  • 🇬🇳 Guinea uses plug types C, F & K. Voltage is 220V / 50Hz.
  • 🇬🇼 Guinea Bissau uses plug type C. Voltage is 220V / 50Hz.
  • 🇬🇾 Guyana uses plug types A, B, D & G. Voltage is 240V / 60Hz.
  • 🇭🇹 Haiti uses plug types A & B. Voltage is 110V / 60Hz.
  • 🇭🇳 Honduras uses plug types A & B. Voltage is 120V / 60Hz.
  • 🇭🇺 Hungary uses plug types C & F. Voltage is 230V / 50Hz.
  • 🇮🇸 Iceland uses plug types C & F. Voltage is 230V / 50Hz.
  • 🇮🇳 India uses plug types C, D & M. Voltage is 230V / 50Hz.
  • 🇮🇩 Indonesia uses plug types C & F. Voltage is 230V / 50Hz.
  • 🇮🇷 Iran uses plug types C & F. Voltage is 230V / 50Hz.
  • 🇮🇶 Iraq uses plug types C, D & G. Voltage is 230V / 50Hz.
  • 🇮🇪 Ireland uses plug type G. Voltage is 230V / 50Hz.
  • 🇮🇱 Israel uses plug types C, H & M. Voltage is 230V / 50Hz.
  • 🇮🇹 Italy uses plug types C, F & L. Voltage is 230V / 50Hz.
  • 🇯🇲 Jamaica uses plug types A & B. Voltage is 110V / 50Hz.
  • 🇯🇵 Japan uses plug types A & B. Voltage is 100V / 50/60Hz.
  • 🇯🇴 Jordan uses plug types C, D, F, G & J. Voltage is 230V / 50Hz.
  • 🇰🇿 Kazakhstan uses plug types C & F. Voltage is 220V / 50Hz.
  • 🇰🇪 Kenya uses plug type G. Voltage is 240V / 50Hz.
  • 🇰🇮 Kiribati uses plug type I. Voltage is 240V / 50Hz.
  • 🇰🇼 Kuwait uses plug type G. Voltage is 240V / 50Hz.
  • 🇰🇬 Kyrgyzstan uses plug types C & F. Voltage is 220V / 50Hz.
  • 🇱🇦 Laos uses plug types A, B, C, E & F. Voltage is 230V / 50Hz.
  • 🇱🇻 Latvia uses plug types C & F. Voltage is 230V / 50Hz.
  • 🇱🇧 Lebanon uses plug types C, D & G. Voltage is 230V / 50Hz.
  • 🇱🇸 Lesotho uses plug type M. Voltage is 220V / 50Hz.
  • 🇱🇷 Liberia uses plug types A, B & F. Voltage is 120V/220V 60/50Hz.
  • 🇱🇾 Libya uses plug types C & L. Voltage is 230V / 50Hz.
  • 🇱🇮 Liechtenstein uses plug types C & J. Voltage is 230V / 50Hz.
  • 🇱🇹 Lithuania uses plug types C & F. Voltage is 230V / 50Hz.
  • 🇱🇺 Luxembourg uses plug types C & F. Voltage is 230V / 50Hz.
  • 🇲🇬 Madagascar uses plug types C & E. Voltage is 220V / 50Hz.
  • 🇲🇼 Malawi uses plug type G. Voltage is 230V / 50Hz.
  • 🇲🇾 Malaysia uses plug type G. Voltage is 240V / 50Hz.
  • 🇲🇻 Maldives uses plug types C, D, G, J, K & L. Voltages is 230V / 50Hz.
  • 🇲🇱 Mali uses plug types C & E. Voltage is 220V / 50Hz.
  • 🇲🇹 Malta uses plug type G. Voltage is 230V / 50Hz.
  • 🇲🇭 Marshall Islands uses plug types A & B. Voltage is 120V / 60Hz.
  • 🇲🇷 Mauritania uses plug type C. Voltage is 220V / 50Hz.
  • 🇲🇺 Mauritius uses plug types C & G. Voltage is 230V / 50Hz.
  • 🇲🇽 Mexico uses plug types A & B. Voltage is 127V / 60Hz.
  • 🇫🇲 Micronesia uses plug types A & B. Voltage is 120V / 60Hz.
  • 🇲🇩 Moldova uses plug types C & F. Voltage is 230V / 50Hz.
  • 🇲🇨 Monaco uses plug types C, E, F. Voltage is 230V / 50Hz.
  • 🇲🇳 Mongolia uses plug types C & E. Voltage is 230V / 50Hz.
  • 🇲🇪 Montenegro uses plug types C & F. Voltage is 230V / 50Hz.
  • 🇲🇦 Morocco uses plug types C & E. Voltage is 220V / 50Hz.
  • 🇲🇿 Mozambique uses plug types C, F & M. Voltage is 220V / 50Hz.
  • 🇲🇲 Myanmar uses plug types C, D, F & G. Voltage is 230V / 50Hz.
  • 🇳🇦 Namibia uses plug types D & M. Voltage is 230V / 50Hz.
  • 🇳🇷 Nauru uses plug type I. Voltage is 240V / 50Hz.
  • 🇳🇵 Nepal uses plug types C, D & M. Voltage is 230V / 50Hz.
  • 🇳🇱 Netherlands uses plug types C & F. Voltage is 230V / 50Hz.
  • 🇳🇿 New Zealand uses plug type I. Voltage is 230V / 50Hz.
  • 🇳🇮 Nicaragua uses plug type A & B. Voltage is 120V / 60Hz.
  • 🇳🇪 Niger uses plug types C, D, E & F. Voltage is 220V / 50Hz.
  • 🇳🇬 Nigeria uses plug types D & G. Voltage is 230V / 50Hz.
  • 🇰🇵 North Korea uses plug type C. Voltage is 220V / 50Hz.
  • 🇲🇰 North Macedonia uses plug types C & F. Voltage is 230V / 50Hz.
  • 🇳🇴 Norway uses plug types C & F. Voltage is 230V / 50Hz.
  • 🇴🇲 Oman uses plug type G. Voltage is 240V / 50Hz.
  • 🇵🇰 Pakistan uses plug types C & D. Voltage is 230V / 50Hz.
  • 🇵🇼 Palau uses plug types A & B. Voltage is 120V / 60Hz.
  • 🇵🇸 Palestine uses plug types C & H. Voltage is 230V / 50Hz.
  • 🇵🇦 Panama uses plug types A & B. Voltage is 120V / 60Hz.
  • 🇵🇬 Papua New Guinea uses plug type I. Voltage is 240V / 50Hz.
  • 🇵🇾 Paraguay uses plug type C. Voltage is 220V / 50Hz.
  • 🇵🇪 Peru uses plug types A & C. Voltage is 220V / 60Hz.
  • 🇵🇭 Philippines uses plug types A, B & C. Voltage is 220V / 60Hz.
  • 🇵🇱 Poland uses plug types C & E. Voltage is 230V / 50Hz.
  • 🇵🇹 Portugal uses plug types C & F. Voltage is 230V / 50Hz.
  • 🇶🇦 Qatar uses plug type G. Voltage is 240V / 50Hz.
  • 🇷🇴 Romania uses plug types C & F. Voltage is 230V / 50Hz.
  • 🇷🇺 Russia uses plug types C & F. Voltage is 220V / 50Hz.
  • 🇷🇼 Rwanda uses plug types C & J. Voltage is 230V / 50Hz.
  • 🇰🇳 Saint Kitts and Nevis uses plug types D & G. Voltage is 230V / 60Hz.
  • 🇱🇨 Saint Lucia uses plug type G. Voltage is 230V / 50Hz.
  • 🇻🇨 Saint Vincent & Grenadines uses plug types A, B & G. Voltage is 110V/230V / 50/60Hz.
  • 🇼🇸 Samoa uses plug type I. Voltage is 230V / 50Hz.
  • 🇸🇲 San Marino uses plug types F & L. Voltage is 230V / 50Hz.
  • 🇸🇹 Sao Tome and Principe uses plug types C & F. Voltage is 220V / 50Hz.
  • 🇸🇦 Saudi Arabia uses plug type G. Voltage is 230V / 60Hz.
  • 🇸🇳 Senegal uses plug types C, D, E & K. Voltage is 230V / 50Hz.
  • 🇷🇸 Serbia uses plug types C & F. Voltage is 230V / 50Hz.
  • 🇸🇨 Seychelles uses plug type G. Voltage is 240V / 50Hz.
  • 🇸🇱 Sierra Leone uses plug types D & G. Voltage is 230V / 50Hz.
  • 🇸🇬 Singapore uses plug type G. Voltage is 230V / 50Hz.
  • 🇸🇰 Slovakia uses plug types C & E. Voltage is 230V / 50Hz.
  • 🇸🇮 Slovenia uses plug types C & F. Voltage is 230V / 50Hz.
  • 🇸🇧 Solomon Islands uses plug type G & I. Voltage is 230V / 50Hz.
  • 🇸🇴 Somalia uses plug type C. Voltage is 220V / 50Hz.
  • 🇿🇦 South Africa uses plug types C, D, M & N. Voltage is 230V / 50Hz.
  • 🇰🇷 South Korea uses plug types C & F. Voltage is 220V / 60Hz.
  • 🇸🇸 South Sudan uses plug types C & D. Voltage is 230V / 50Hz.
  • 🇪🇸 Spain uses plug types C & F. Voltage is 230V / 50Hz.
  • 🇱🇰 Sri Lanka uses plug types D & G. Voltage is 230V / 50Hz.
  • 🇸🇩 Sudan uses plug types C & D. Voltage is 230V / 50Hz.
  • 🇸🇷 Suriname uses plug types A, B, C & F. Voltage is 110/220V / 60Hz.
  • 🇸🇪 Sweden uses plug types C & F. Voltage is 230V / 50Hz.
  • 🇨🇭 Switzerland uses plug types C & J. Voltage is 230V / 50Hz.
  • 🇸🇾 Syria uses plug types C, E & L. Voltage is 220V / 50Hz.
  • 🇹🇯 Tajikistan uses plug types C & F. Voltage is 220V / 50Hz.
  • 🇹🇿 Tanzania uses plug types D & G. Voltage is 230V / 50Hz.
  • 🇹🇭 Thailand uses plug types A, B, C & O. Voltage is 230V / 50Hz.
  • 🇹🇱 Timor-Leste uses plug type C, E, F & I. Voltage is 220V / 50Hz.
  • 🇹🇬 Togo uses plug type C. Voltage is 220V / 50Hz.
  • 🇹🇴 Tonga uses plug type I. Voltage is 240V / 50Hz.
  • 🇹🇹 Trinidad & Tobago uses plug types A & B. Voltage is 115V / 60Hz.
  • 🇹🇳 Tunisia uses plug types C & E. Voltage is 230V / 50Hz.
  • 🇹🇷 Turkey uses plug types C & F. Voltage is 230V / 50Hz.
  • 🇹🇲 Turkmenistan uses plug types C & F. Voltage is 220V / 50Hz.
  • 🇹🇻 Tuvalu uses plug type I. Voltage is 220V / 50Hz.
  • 🇺🇬 Uganda uses plug type G. Voltage is 240V / 50Hz.
  • 🇺🇦 Ukraine uses plug types C & F. Voltage is 230V / 50Hz.
  • 🇦🇪 United Arab Emirates uses plug type G. Voltage is 230V / 50Hz.
  • 🇬🇧 United Kingdom uses plug type G. Voltage is 230V / 50Hz.
  • 🇺🇸 United States of America uses plug types A & B. Voltage is 120V / 60Hz.
  • 🇺🇾 Uruguay uses plug types C, F & L. Voltage is 220V / 50Hz.
  • 🇺🇿 Uzbekistan uses plug types C & F. Voltage is 220V / 50Hz.
  • 🇻🇺 Vanuatu uses plug type I. Voltage is 230V / 50Hz.
  • 🇻🇪 Venezuela uses plug types A & B. Voltage is 120V / 60Hz.
  • 🇻🇳 Vietnam uses plug types A, C & D. Voltage is 220V / 50Hz.
  • 🇾🇪 Yemen uses plug types A, D & G. Voltage is 230V / 50Hz.
  • 🇿🇲 Zambia uses plug types C, D & G. Voltage is 230V / 50Hz.
  • 🇿🇼 Zimbabwe uses plug types D & G. Voltage is 240V / 50Hz.

 

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