Plug Types: Electricity Adapter Table & Graphics of International Styles

Updated: 2019-04-28.

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, scroll down further past the graphics.

International Plug Types, Outlets, Style A

Plug Type A

Mostly used in: North America (United States, Canada, Mexico), Central America, Japan

Details: 100–127 V, 15 A, not grounded

International Plug Types, Outlets, Style B

Plug Type B

Mostly used in: North America (United States, Canada, Mexico), Central America, Japan

Details: 100–127 V, 15 A, grounded

International Plug Types, Outlets, Style C

Plug Type C

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

Details: 220–240 V, 2.5 A, not grounded

International Plug Types, Outlets, Style D Style M

Plug Type D

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

Details: 220–240 V, 5 A, grounded

International Plug Types, Outlets, Style E

Plug Type E

Mostly used in: France, Belgium, Slovakia, Tunisia, Benin, Burkina Faso

Details: 220–240 V, 16 A, grounded

International Plug Types, Outlets, Style F

Plug Type F

Mostly used in: Austria, Germany, Spain, Netherlands, Bulgaria, Cabo Verde

Details: 220–240 V, 16 A, grounded

International Plug Types, Outlets, Style G

Plug Type G

Mostly used in: United Kingdom, Ireland, Malaysia, Singapore, Myanmar (Burma)

Details: 220–240 V, 13 A, grounded

International Plug Types, Outlets, Style H

Plug Type H

Mostly used in: Israel (including the Gaza Strip and occupied Palestine)

Details: 220–240 V, 16 A, grounded

International Plug Types, Outlets, Style I

Plug Type I

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

Details: 220–240 V, 10 A, grounded (3-pin) or not grounded (2-pin)

International Plug Types, Outlets, Style J Style N

Plug Type J

Mostly used in: Switzerland, Jordan, Madagascar, Liechtenstein, Maldives

Details: 220–240 V, 10 A, grounded

International Plug Types, Outlets, Style K

Plug Type K

Mostly used in: Denmark (incl. Greenland), Bangladesh, Senegal, Faroe Islands

Details: 220–240 V, 16 A, grounded

International Plug Types, Outlets, Style L

Plug Type L

Mostly used in: Italy, Libya, Uruguay, Chile, Cuba, Eritrea, and the Maldives

Details: 220–240 V, 16 A or 10 A, grounded

International Plug Types, Outlets, Style D Style M

Plug Type M

Mostly used in: African countries, including South Africa, Botswana, Swaziland, Lesotho, and India

Details: 220–240 V, 15 A, grounded

International Plug Types, Outlets, Style J Style N

Plug Type N

Mostly used in: Brazil, South Africa

Details: 100–240 V, 10 A or 20 A, grounded

Plug Type O

Mostly used in: Thailand

Details: 220–240 V, 16 A, grounded

Sortable Table of Plug Types by Country

And now, find the plug or plug types you need with this table, sorted by country. Simply locate the country you’re traveling to and you’ll know exactly which electric adapter or socket you need to account for.

Well, hope this post helped! Got any questions on international plug types, electrical sockets, or adapters? Feel free to contact us!