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Different Kinds of Electrical Outlets Around the World

(Last Updated On: August 28, 2018)

Running any electrical appliance at home or in commercial areas require an electrical outlet that comes in numerous types. Homeowners should always make it a point to be aware of these electrical outlet types on top of the variety of electrical switches available in the local market. With the number of buildings in Singapore, it is quite possible that these range of electrical outlets can be found all over the country.

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As electrical adapters vary from country to country, Singapore electrical sockets might also differ from those used in other parts of the world. This why foreigners should always carry with them a universal electrical adapter whenever they intend to visit another country. Otherwise, certain electrical problems might occur that will require electrical work that can only be done by a licensed electrician from a trusted electrical company in Singapore.

Varieties of electrical outlets available around the world

There are more than 15 different power plug types available around the world and many of them are also conveniently used in Singapore. However, the usage of each type of electrical outlet depends on the local civic rules, which is why US plus types also differ from the ones in Singapore.

Here are the different power plugs and electrical outlet types used around the world:

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  • The most common type of electrical outlet used in Singapore is the type G socket. This has a standard voltage of 230 V and its normal frequency is 50 Hz. Originally, it was designed by electrical engineers from the UK and thus, can be used only with a certain UK plug type. The type G socket’s voltage and frequency match the ones used in Singapore, which are more or less similar to many other countries in the world including Australia, the UK, and numbers of Asian, African and European countries. This particular 13A plug has 3 pins and is grounded.

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  • Another type of plug is the type C plug that has 2 pins and requires an electrical current of 2.5A. Remember that electrical appliances can only be plugged into an electrical outlet that is compatible with this specific type. This type of plug is not grounded and thus, should be used with extra caution.

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  • In the United States, Canada, Mexico, and even Japan, a type A plus is mainly used. It is a 2-pin plug that is not grounded and always has the capability to carry an electrical voltage of 100 – 127 V. An electrical outlet that is Type A should only be used with this type of plug as not only does it fit perfectly, but it also has the capacity of carrying an electrical current of 15A.

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  • Another type of power plug popularly used in the USA, Canada, Mexico and Japan is the 3-pin type B plug. Compared to type A plugs, this specific type of plug is grounded and hence, safer to use. It is able to carry an electrical current of 15A and a voltage of 100 – 127V, just like type A plugs. Thus, an electrical outlet of type A and B are compatible for use with these plugs.

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  • In India, the type D grounded plug that has 3 pins is mainly used. Similarly, a type D power plug adapter is mostly used with this plug. However, some people also try to use it with an electrical outlet of types C, E and F because of their similarities. Do note that this type of plus can only carry an electric current of 5A and a standard voltage of 220 – 240V.

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  • Moving on, we have the type E 2-pin plug that has a standard voltage capacity of 220 – 240V. This grounded plug can carry an electrical current of 16A and is also compatible with an electrical outlet of type C and F. This type of plug is mainly used in different European countries, like France, Belgium, and Poland.

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  • Lastly, we have the type I plug that has 2 or 3 pins. It can carry an electrical current of 10A and a standard voltage of 220 – 240V. Take note that unlike the 3-pin plugs, the 2-pin plugs are not grounded. This type of plug is mainly used in Australia, New Zealand, China, and a few South American countries, like Argentina.

With this, you’ve seen that specific areas around the world require a variety of power plugs and electrical outlets. Generally, most electrical appliances used in Singapore use grounded plugs that follow the universal voltage and frequency.

Do remember that appliances bought overseas may require a different voltage, electrical current, and frequency. Hence, a universal electrical adapter should be used. Otherwise, electrical sparks, overheating, short circuits, and power failures may occur. If such cases do happen, immediately call Daylight Electrician Singapore. A trusted electrical company should be able to offer a wide range of professional electrical services including fixing and installing different types of electrical switches and electrical outlets.

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