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International Plug Types

It’s almost impossible to know the electronic plug types, outlet sizes, and adapters needed for each country, don’t you think? Here’s a brief overview about the different plug and socket types used around the world, with a clear image of each outlet shape to help you identify and properly determine the right plug type you need on your next travel adventure.

This plug types graphic set and information is based on world standards put out by the IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) based in Switzerland. For a handy, sortable table giving each plug type by country, see HERE »
Updated: 2017-02-23 

International Plug Types, Outlets, Style A

Type A

Mostly used in: North America, Central America, Japan

International Plug Types, Outlets, Style B

Type B

Mostly used in: North America, Central America, Japan

International Plug Types, Outlets, Style C

Type C

Mostly used in: Europe (though not in Ireland, the United Kingdom, Cyprus, and Malta)

International Plug Types, Outlets, Style D Style M

Type D

Mostly used in: South Asia (India, Nepal, Sri Lanka)

International Plug Types, Outlets, Style E

Type E

Mostly used in: France, Belgium, Slovakia, Tunisia

International Plug Types, Outlets, Style F

Type F

Mostly used in: Austria, Germany, Spain, Netherlands

International Plug Types, Outlets, Style G

Type G

Mostly used in: United Kingdom, Ireland, Malaysia, Singapore

International Plug Types, Outlets, Style H

Type H

Mostly used in: Israel

International Plug Types, Outlets, Style I

Type I

Mostly used in: Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Argentina

International Plug Types, Outlets, Style J Style N

Type J

Mostly used in: Switzerland, Jordan, Madagascar

International Plug Types, Outlets, Style K

Type K

Mostly used in: Denmark, Bangladesh, Senegal

International Plug Types, Outlets, Style L

Type L

Mostly used in: Italy, Libya, Uruguay

International Plug Types, Outlets, Style D Style M

Type M

Mostly used in: South Africa, Botswana, Swaziland, Lesotho

International Plug Types, Outlets, Style J Style N

Type N

Mostly used in: Brazil, South Africa