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3 Common Types of Power Socket Found in a Singapore Home

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In the last few decades, the number of electrical appliances and devices available for work and leisure has increased significantly (e.g. ceiling fan installations, electrical switches, etc.). That said, there are some electronics which are manufactured for a specific country or region only. In order for you to be able to use these products, it is vital for them to be compatible with the power sockets installed in your home. To ensure this, you need to check their material as well as their power rating. Being aware of the different power socket types is important as well.

Once you are familiar enough with the different types of power sockets commonly installed in Singapore, you can easily determine if your electrical installations and devices are compatible. In addition, you will be able to know what adapter you should buy so that you can be able to use them. With that said, here are some information on three common power socket types used by Singaporeans.


Type G Power Socket


The Type G power socket is considered the most commonly installed electrical socket in Singapore. It consists of three holes to accommodate three pin plugs. Moreover, it has a current rating of 13 amperes.

This type of electrical outlet is often used for home appliances which do not require heavy amounts of power. Examples include table lamps, ironing devices, and mobile chargers. If you intend to use this outlet with devices that consume high amounts of energy such as plug-in downlights or recessed lights, a spike buster or extender board might be necessary.


Type M Power Socket


Many households in Singapore have been increasingly making use of high-energy consuming home appliances like air conditioners, ovens, and clothes dryers. In order for these appliances to function at full capacity, it is recommended that they be plugged into a Type M power socket. This type of electrical outlet can withstand a current level of up to 15 amperes and consists of three holes. But since these holes are relatively larger in size, it may not be possible to use them with plugs made for Type G sockets.


Waterproof Power Socket

In recent years, many Singaporeans have been installing their electrical switches and other devices outside their homes. Most have waterproof sockets installed so that these devices do not experience a short circuit in case of rainy weather.

Waterproof power sockets are commonly found along balconies of apartments as well as front porches. Like most power socket installations in Singapore, it has a current rating of 13 Amperes. It also comes with a cover so as to prevent it from getting splashed with water. This cover can be lifted in order to allow connectors, plugs, or wires to pass through.




If you need some additional power sockets to connect your devices to, do not hesitate to call Daylight Electrician Singapore for help. With our power socket installation services, using your electrical devices will be a much easier experience. See our price list to know more about our servicing costs.

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