Hello everybody. Today we’ll talk about… plugs. Don’t worry, we haven’t changed topic, as it may seem not pertinent there is a link to all this and now we will show you by asking a question. Which of you during your stay in a foreign city had a hair dryer without knowing how dry your hair or not knowing how to charge your phone or your pc? Of course all of us are able to do this but when we don’t have the right plug then we could have some problems. Being the plugs different from country to country, the question is: how to recognize them and be prepared about the situation? Well today we are here to give you some information. Let’s start!
There are about fifteen different plugs in use in the world and they are identified with the letters of the alphabet. Let’s see them!
A: two pins. This plug is used in the USA, Canada, Japan, Central America, the Bahamas, Barbados, Philippines, Cayman Islands, Maldives.
B: this plug is similar to the A type with the difference that it is grounded. This is used in the same country listed above.
C: two pins, mainly used in Europe.
D and M are basically the same (three pins) the difference is only in the power. It is used in Asian and African countries.
E: two pins. It is grounded and it is used in Belgium and in Africa.
F: “schuko” plug (with two pins). It is used in Europe.
G: British plug with three pins. It is udsed in Ireland, Saudi Arabia, China, United Arab Emirates, Gibraltar, Kenya, Maldives, Malta, Cyprus.
H: three pins. It is used exclusively in Israel.
I: two and three pins plug. It is used in Australia, New Zealand, China, Papua New Guinea, Fiji.
J: plug with three pins, it is grounded and is used in Switzerland.
K: three pins plug, used in Denmark.
L: three pins plug used in the Republic of San Marino, the Vatican, Albania and the Canary Islands.
What we feel to say to you is to buy an adapter kit (easily available or in specialized shops or on the Internet) and pay attention to the different electrical voltage by controlling the compatibility of your equipment.
Below we will show a map of the plugs in the world to be more precisely.
Hopefully this guide has been helpful for today but also for tomorrow (if we are late!).
A big kiss to everyone.