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World plugs for flat irons and other home appliances

Cathy 2016-10-28 18:13:24

People who travel a lot are well aware of the many different plugs in use worldwideThere are generally 14 types of plugs.


First-time travellers to foreign countries may confronted with
the problem of trying to plug their razor, curling iron or flat iron into a socket with an unsuitable configuration, like pounding a square peg into a round hole.



W
hich plug is used where?




Here is an overview of all countries of the world and their respective plugs/outlets and voltages/frequencies used for domestic appliances.


The table shows that in most countries the mains supply is between 220 and 240 volts (50 or 60 Hz); countries that operate on 100-127 volts are greatly outnumbered. The list also reveals that types A and C are the most frequently used electric plugs worldwide.


Please note: The information given in these pages is aimed at informing travellers of the types of plugs and sockets they may come across in a specific country. Do check about the plug types in the country you plan to visit to avoid any problems!