International Plug Types

Updated: 3 December 2015

It’s almost impossible to know the electronic plug 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, based on world standards put out by the IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) based in Switzerland.

First, here’s a table with all the countries and the plug types that they use. Type in the text search box to filter it down. Below that are the plug descriptions and their photos.

CountryPlug Type(s)
AfghanistanC, F
AlbaniaC, F
AlgeriaC, F
AndorraC, F
AngolaC
Antigua and BarbudaA, B
ArgentinaC, I
ArmeniaC, F
ArubaA, B, F
AustraliaI
AustriaC, F
AzerbaijanC, F
BahamasA, B
BahrainG
BangladeshC, D, G, K
BarbadosA, B
BelarusC, F
BelgiumC, E
BelizeA, B, G
BeninC, E
BhutanC, D, F, G, M
BoliviaA, C
Bosnia and HerzegovinaC, F
BotswanaD, G, M
BrazilC, N
Brunei G
BulgariaC, F
Burkina FasoC, E
Burma (Myanmar)C, D, F, G
BurundiC, E
CambodiaA, C, G
CameroonC, E
CanadaA, B
Cape VerdeC, F
Central African RepublicC, E
ChadC, D, E, F
ChileC, L
ChinaA, C, I
ColombiaA, B
ComorosC, E
Congo (Democratic Republic)C, D, E
Congo (Republic)C, E
Costa RicaA, B
Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)C, E
CroatiaC, F
CubaA, B
CuracaoA, B
CyprusG
Czech RepublicC, E
DenmarkC, E, F, K
DjiboutiC, E
DominicaD, G
Dominican RepublicA, B
EcuadorA, B
EgyptC, F
El SalvadorA, B
Equatorial GuineaC, E
EritreaC, L
EstoniaC, F
EthiopiaC, E, F, L
FijiI
FinlandC, F
FranceC, E
GabonC
GambiaG
GeorgiaC, F
GermanyC, F
GhanaD, G
GreeceC, F
GrenadaG
GuatemalaA, B
GuineaC, F, K
Guinea-BissauC
GuyanaA, B, D, G
HaitiA, B
HondurasA, B
Hong KongD, G
HungaryC, F
IcelandC, F
IndiaC, D, M
IndonesiaC, F
IranC, F
IraqC, D, G
IrelandG
IsraelC, H, M
ItalyC, F, L
JamaicaA, B
JapanA, B
JordanB, C, D, F, G, J
KazakhstanC, F
KenyaG
KiribatiI
KosovoC, F
KuwaitC, G
KyrgyzstanC, F
LaosA, B, C, E, F
LatviaC, F
LebanonA, B, C, D, G
LesothoM
LiberiaA, B, C, E, F
LibyaC, D, F, L
LiechtensteinC, J
LithuaniaC, F
LuxembourgC, F
MacauD, F, G, M
MacedoniaC, F
MadagascarC, D, E, J, K
MalawiG
MalaysiaA, C, G, M
MaldivesA, C, D, G, J, K, L
MaliC, E
MaltaG
Marshall IslandsA, B
MauritaniaC
MauritiusC, G
MexicoA, B
MicronesiaA, B
MoldovaC, F
MonacoC, D, E, F
MongoliaC, E
MontenegroC, F
MoroccoC, E
MozambiqueC, F, M
NamibiaD, M
NauruI
NepalC, D, M
NetherlandsC, F
Netherlands AntillesA, B, C, F
New ZealandI
NicaraguaA, B
NigerA, B, C, D, E, F
NigeriaD, G
North KoreaA, C, F
NorwayC, F
OmanC, G
PakistanC, D, G, M
PalauA, B
Palestinian TerritoriesC, H
PanamaA, B
Papua New GuineaI
ParaguayC
PeruA, B, C
PhilippinesA, B, C
PolandC, E
PortugalC, F
QatarD, G
RomaniaC, F
RussiaC, F
RwandaC, J
Saint Kitts and NevisA, B, D, G
Saint LuciaG
Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesA, C, E, G, I, K
Samoa I
San MarinoC, F, L
Sao Tome and PrincipeC, F
Saudi ArabiaG
SenegalC, D, E, K
SerbiaC, F
SeychellesG
Sierra LeoneD, G
SingaporeC, G, M
Sint MaartenC, F
SlovakiaC, E
SloveniaC, F
Solomon IslandsG, I
SomaliaC
South AfricaC, D, M, N
South KoreaC, F
South SudanC, D
Spain C, F
Sri LankaD, G, M
SudanC, D
SurinameC, F
Swaziland M
SwedenC, F
SwitzerlandC, J
SyriaC, E, L
TaiwanA, B
TajikistanC, F, I
TanzaniaD, G
Thailand A, B, C, F
Timor-Leste (East Timor)C, E, F, I
TogoC
TongaI
Trinidad and TobagoA, B
TunisiaC, E
TurkeyC, F
TurkmenistanB, C, F
TuvaluI
UgandaG
UkraineC, F
United Arab EmiratesC, D, G
United KingdomG
United States of AmericaA, B
UruguayC, F, I, L
UzbekistanC, I
VanuatuC, G, I
VenezuelaA, B
VietnamA, C, F
YemenA, D, G
ZambiaC, D, G
ZimbabweD, G
Plug Type A

Type A

Mostly used in: North America, Central America, Japan

Plug Type B

Type B

Mostly used in: North America, Central America, Japan

Plug Type C

Type C

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

Plug Type D or M

Type D

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

Plug Type E

Type E

Mostly used in: France, Belgium, Slovakia, Tunisia

Plug Type F

Type F

Mostly used in: Austria, Germany, Spain, Netherlands

Plug Type G

Type G

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

Plug Type H

Type H

Mostly used in: Israel

Plug Type I

Type I

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

Plug Type J or N

Type J

Mostly used in: Switzerland, Jordan, Madagascar

Plug Type K

Type K

Mostly used in: Denmark, Bangladesh, Senegal

Plug Type L

Type L

Mostly used in: Italy, Libya, Uruguay

Plug Type D or M

Type M

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

Plug Type J or N

Type N

Mostly used in: Brazil, South Africa