Type I Plug

Type I Plug 200pxThe Type I plug is mainly used in Australia, New Zealand, China and Argentina. For a full list please see the below table. Earthed Type I plugs have 3 flat pins with the live and neutral being in a “V” shape. On unearthed plugs the earth pin is sometimes removed. The Type I plug is rated at 10amps as standard but a 15amp version is also available, this higher rated plug has a slightly wider earth pin meaning you can plug a 10amp plug into a 15amp socket but not the other way around.

The difference between the Australian Type I and Argentinian is the polarity is reversed, meaning the live and neutral plugs are wired the otherway around. For more information on Type I plugs and sockets please get in touch here.

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