International Plugs and Voltages

A list of plugs, voltages and frequencies for countries all over the world, arranged in alphabetical order with photographs of every type of mains plug.


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Leads Direct has a wide range of mains connecting cables and voltage converters / power supplies suitable for many international destinations. Below is a list of voltages and frequencies for countries all over the world, arranged in alphabetical order. The information has been gleaned from numerous sources and although it is believed to be correct at the time of writing no guarantee of accuracy is offered. If you spot any error or have any additions to make please email us.

Plug Types


A
B
C
D
E
F
G
 H
A plug B plug C plug INP5B 70px E plug F plug G plug H plug
US / JAP
US
EU
IN
S / AS / FR
S / AS
UK
 IS

I
J
K
L
M
N
O
Australian Type I J plug K plug L plug M plug Brazilian Plug Type O Plug
AU / CH SW DAN IT SA BR TH

Voltages and Connectors

+/- 5% +/- 6%

Country

Connector

Voltage

Tolerance

AC Frequency (Hz)

Comments

Afghanistan C/F 220 50
Albania C/F 230  -5% / +10% 50
Algeria C/F 230  +/- 10% 50
American Samoa A/B/F/I 120 60
Andorra C/F 230 -10% / +6% 50
Angola C/F 220  +/- 10% 50
Anguilla A/B 110 +/- 6% 60
Antigua and Barbuda A/B 230 60
Argentina C/I 220 +/- 8% 50 Neutral and live wires are reversed from that used in Australia and elsewhere.
Armenia C/F 230 50
Aruba A/B/F 127  +/- 10% up to 400v, +/- 5% above that 60
Australia I 240 – 6% / +10% 50
Austria C/F 230  +/- 10% 50
Azerbaijan C/F 220 +/- 5% 50
Azores B/C/F 230 50
Bahamas A/B 120 +/- 6% 60
Bahrain G 230 +/- 6% 50
Balearic Islands C/F 230 50
Bangladesh A/C/D/G/K 220  +/- 10% 50
Barbados A/B 115 +/- 6% 50
Belarus C/F 230 Normally +/- 5%, Maximum +/- 10% 50
Belgium E 230 -10% / +6% 50
Belize B/G 110 +/- 4 – 9% 60 Same as US
Benin C/F 220  +/- 10% 50
Bermuda A/B 120 +/- 5% 60
Bhutan D/F/G 230 +/- 5% 50
Bolivia A/C 230 -10% / +5% 50 La Paz & Viacha use 115V
Bosnia C/F 230 -10% / +5% 50
Botswana M 230  +/- 10% 50
Brazil N/C 127/220 -7.5% / +5% 60 There are two standard voltages in Brazil. Most states use 127V, but some states in the north and some hotels use 220-240V
Brunei G 240 +/- 5% 50
Bulgaria C/F 230  +/- 10% 50
Burkina Faso C/E 220  +/- 10% 50
Burma C/D/F 230 +/- 4 – 9%
Burundi C/E 220  +/- 10% 50
Cambodia A/C 230 +/- 5% 50
Cameroon C/E 220 -10% / +5% 50
Canada A/B 120 -8.3.% / +4% 60
Canary Islands C/E/L 230 +/- 5% 50 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 C/F 230 +/- 5% 50
Cayman Islands A/B 120  +/- 10% 60
Central African Republic C/F 220  +/- 10% 50
Chad D/E/F 220 50
Channel Islands G 230  +/- 10% 50
Chile C/L 220  +/- 3.5% 50
China I 220 / 380 -10% / +7% at 220 volts, +/- 7% at 380v 50 The Chinese standard CCC calls for a plug almost identical to the Australian but with pins 1mm shorter.
Colombia A/B 110 -10% / +5% 60
Comoros C/E 220 50
Congo, People’s Republic of C/E 230  +/- 10% 50
Congo, Dem. Rep. of (formerlyZaire) C/D 220  +/- 10% 50
Cook Islands I 240 +/- 5% 50
Costa Rica A/B 120 +/- 5% 60
Côte d’Ivoire
(Ivory Coast)
C/E 220 50
Croatia C/F 230  +/- 10% 50
Cuba A/B/C/F/L 110/220  +/- 10% 60 Most older hotels 110 V.  Some newer hotels 220 V.  Some outlets are a combination of type A and Cand can accept either type plug.
Cyprus G 230  +/- 10% 50
Czech Republic E 230 -10% / +6% 50
Democratic Republic of the Congo / Zaire C/E 220 +/- 4 – 9% 50
Denmark C/K 230 +/- 10% 50 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 C/E 220 +/- 10% 50
Dominica D/G 230 -8% / +4% 50
Dominican Republic A 110 +/- 3% 60 Some hotels may have type J sockets
East Timor C/E/F/I 220 50 Power is reported to be poor suffereing from surges, brownouts and blackouts. Type F is common in offices but not in hotels whilst type C is common in buildings constructed during indonesian occupation. Type I is is increasingly common as much construction is done by Australians.
Ecuador A/B 127 +/- 5% 60
Egypt C/F 220 +/- 10% 50
El Salvador A/B 115 +/- 10% 60
England (United Kingdom) G 230 +/- 10% 50
Equatorial Guinea C/E 220 50 Voltages can vary enormously with frequent outages
Eritrea C 230 +/- 10% 50
Estonia C/F 230 +/- 10% 50
Ethiopia D/J/L 220 +/- 10% 50
Faeroe Islands C/K 230 50
Falkland Islands G 240 +/- 6% 50
Fiji I 240 +/- 6% 50
Finland C/F 230 – 6% / +10% 50
France E 230 +/- 10% 50 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.
French Guyana C/E 220 50
French Polynesia / Tahiti A/B/E 110 or 220 60
Gabon C/F 220 50
Gambia G 230 +/- 10% 50
Gaza H 230 50
Georgia C 220 +/- 10% 50
Germany C/F 230 +/- 10% 50
Ghana D/G 230 +/- 10% 50
Gibraltar C/G 230 +/- 6% 50
Great Britain (United Kingdom) G 230 +/- 10% 50
Greece C/D/E/F 230 – 10% / +6% 50
Greenland C/K 230 – 10% / +6% 50
Grenada (Windward Isl.) G 230 -8% / +4% 50
Guadeloupe C/D/E 230 50
Guam A/B 110 – 10% / +8% 60
Guatemala A/B/G/I 120 +/- 10% 60
Guinea C/F/K 220 50
Guinea-Bissau C 220 50
Guyana A/B/D/G 240 A sper ANSI C84.1 60 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 A/B 110 60
Honduras A/B 110 +/- 5% 60
Hong Kong / Xianggang G/M 220 +/- 6% 50 Type G has replaced the type M as the official connector but M sockets can still be found.
Hungary C/F 230 +/- 10% 50
Iceland C/F 230 +/- 10% 50
India C/D 240 +/- 10% 50
Indonesia C/F/G 230 +/- 5% 50
Iran C/F 230 +/- 5% 50
Iraq C/D/G 230 +/- 5% 50
Ireland (Eire) G 230 – 10% / +6% 50
Isle of Man C/G 230 +/- 10% 50
Israel H 230 +/- 10% 50 Israel’s standard plug, defined in SI 32, is unique to Israel and is incompatible with all other plugs. It is rated at 16 amps. New connectors may have round pins instead of flat in older models.
Italy C/F/L 230 +/- 10% 50 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 C/F 220 – 10% / +6% 50
Jamaica A/B 110 +/- 6% 50
Japan A/B 100 +/- 6% 50/60 The frequency in Japan depends on your location. Eastern Japan (Tokyo, Kawasaki, Sapporo, Yokohoma, Sendai) uses 50 Hz. Western Japan (Osaka, Kyoto, Nagoya, Hiroshima) tends to use 60 Hz. Outwardly he plug is the same as the US NEMA connector, but the cable has a different specification.
Jordan D/F/G/J 230 +/- 7% 50 Type C may also be found in some hotels
Kazakhstan C/F 220 +/- 5% 50
Kenya G 240 +/- 4 – 9% 50
Kiribati I 240 50
Korea, South C/F 220 +/- 4 – 9% 60 Type F likely to be found in offices and hotels.  110 V power with plugs A and 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.
Korea, Democratic People’s Republic of (North) C/F 220 -13.6 / +6.8 60
Kuwait D/G 240 -6 / +10% 50 Type D is typically used for a 15 amp service, type G for 13 amp.
Kyrgyzstan C/F 220 +/- 5% 50
Laos A/BC/E/F 230 +/- 10% 50
Latvia C/F 230 -15 / +10% 50
Lebanon A/B/C/D/G 230 +/- 10% 50
Lesotho M 220 +/- 5% 50
Liberia A/B 120 +/- 1.7% 60
Libya D 230 +/- 10% 50 Some parts may still use 127v
Liechtenstein J 230 +/- 10% 50
Lithuania C/F 230 -10% / +6% 50
Luxembourg C/F 230 -10% / +6% 50
Macau / Aomen D/G 220 -5% / +10% 50
Macedonia C/E 230 50
Madagascar C/E 220 +/- 7% 50 Some places in Madagascar use 127V
Madeira C/F 230 50
Malawi G 230 +/- 6% 50
Malaysia G 240 -10% / +5% 50
Maldives A/D/G/J/K/L 230 50
Mali C/E 220 50
Malta G 230 +/- 10% 50
Martinique C/D/E 220 -10% / +6% 50
Mauritania C/F 220 +/- 10% 50
Mauritius C/G 230 +/- 6% 50
Mexico A/B 127 +/- 10% 60
Micronesia, Federal States of A/B 120 60
Moldova C/F 230 +/- 10% 50
Monaco C/D/E/F 230 -10% / +6% 50
Mongolia C/E 230 +/- 2% 50
Montserrat (Leeward Islands) A/B 230 -8% / +4% 60
Morocco C/F 220 +/- 10% 50
Mozambique C/F/M 220 +/- 5% 50 Type M found especially near the border with South Africa, including the capitol, Maputo.
Mustique 230 +/- 1.5%
Myanmar / Burma C/D/F/G 230 +/- 5% 50 Type G found primarily in better hotels.  Also,  many of major hotel chains are said to have multipurpose outlets, which will take Australian 3-pin plugs and perhaps other types.
Namibia M 220 +/- 7.5% 50
Nauru I 240 50
Nepal C/D 230 +/- 10% 50
Netherlands C/F 230 +/- 10% 50
Netherlands Antilles A/B/F 220 +/- 10% 50 St Martin uses 120V 60Hz. Saba & St. Eustatius use 110V 60 Hz
New Caledonia C/F 220 50
New Zealand I 230 +/- 6% 50
Nicaragua A 120 +/- 7% 60
Niger A/B/C/D/E/F 220 +/- 10% 50
Nigeria D/G 240 +/- 10% 50
Norway C/F 230 +/- 10% 50
Okinawa A/B/I 100 60 Military facilities use 120v
Oman G 240 +/- 6% 50 Voltage variations are common
Pakistan C/D 230 +/- 5% 50
Palmyra Atoll A/B 120 60
Panama A/B 110 +/- 5% 60 Panama City is 120v
Papua New Guinea I 240 +/- 5% 50
Paraguay C/F 220 +/- 5% 50
Peru A/B/C 220 +/- 5% 60
Philippines A/B/C 220 +/- 5% 60
Poland C/E 230 +/- 10% 50
Portugal C/F 230 +/- 10% 50
Puerto Rico A/B 120 +/- 10% 60
Qatar D/G 240 +/- 5% 50
Republic of the Congo C/F 230 +/- 10% 50
Reunion Island E 230 50
Romania C/F 230 +/- 10% 50
Rwanda C/F 230 +/- 5% 50
Saint Kitts and Nevis D/G 230 +/- 6% 60
Saint Lucia G 240 -8% / +4% 50
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines A/C/E/G/I/K 230 -8% / +4% 50
Samoa ! 230 50
San Marino 220-230 +/- 10% 50
Saudi Arabia A/B/F/G 110/220 +/- 5% 60 Saudi Arabia has both 110 and 220V volt electricity, so when visiting it is necessary to determine the voltage of the area you are staying unless you have a dual voltage appliance.
Senegal C/D/F/K 230 +/- 10% 50
Serbia & Montenegro C/F 230 +/- 10% 50
Seychelles G 240 +/- 6% 50
Sierra Leone D/G 230 +/- 5% 50
Singapore G 230 +/- 6% 50 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 E 230 +/- 10% 50
Slovenia C/F 230 +/- 10% 50
Solomon Islands 240 +/- 6%
Somalia C/F 220 50 Berbera 230 V; Merca 110/220 V
South Africa M/ N 230 +/- 10% 50 Grahamstad & Port Elizabeth 250V; also found in King Williams. Types C and G can also be found in some areas.
Spain C/F 230 +/- 7% 50
Sri Lanka D 230 +/- 6% 50
Sudan C/D 230 50
Suriname C/F 127 +/- 5% 60
Swaziland M 230 +/- 6% 50
Sweden C/F 230 +/- 10% 50
Switzerland J 230 +/- 10% 50 Type C plugs are common on appliances and will fit the type J socket
Syria C/E/L 220 +/- 5% 50
Taiwan A/B 110 +/- 10% 60
Tajikistan C/I 220 50
Tanzania D/G 230 +/- 9% 50
Thailand A/B/C/O 220 +/- 4 – 9% 50 The new Type O is the official Thailand plug which was designed in 2006, but is only now being slowly  introduced.  Support for A and B connectors as well as A and C is being withdrawn but will take some time before they disappear altogether. Some older outlets are a combination of type A and C and can accept either type plug.
The Gambia G 230 50
The Russian Federation C/F 230 -20% / +10% 50
Togo C/F 220 +/- 10% 50 Lome 127v
Tonga I 240 +/- 5% 50
Trinidad and Tobago A/B 115 +/- 5% 60
Tunisia C/F 230 +/- 10% 50
Turkey C/F 230 +/- 10% 50
Turkmenistan B/F 220 50
Uganda G 240 +/- 4.5% 50
Ukraine C/F 230 -10 / +5% 50
United Arab Emirates G 220 +/- 10% 50
United Kingdom G 230 +/- 10% 50
United States of America / USA A/B 120 normally +/- 5% but may vary by state 60
Uruguay C/F/I/L 220 +/-6% 50
Uzbekistan C/I 220 -5 / +10% 50
Vanuatu I 230 +/-7% 50 Some type G may be found dating from the British Colonial period, but are rarity
Venezuela A/B 120 60
Vietnam A/C/G 220 +/- 5% 50 Type G found in newer hotels, primarily those built by Singaporean and Hong Kong developers.
Virgin Islands A/B 110 60
Yemen A/D/G 230 +/- 4% 50
Zambia C/D/G 230 +/- 10% 50
Zimbabwe D/G 220 +/- 10% 50

Last Updated: 07/07/2016 Sources: Many and varied sources have been reviewed including British Standards documentation. Conflicting information has been resolved as far as possible by referring to multiple sources and amalgamating to reach a consensus.

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