International Power Sockets and Plug Types
In Singapore, we use the TYPE G (British 3-pin) electrical plug. It has two parallel flat pins with a ground pin.
Countries using this: Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belize, Botswana, Brunei, Cameroon, Channel Islands, China, Cyprus, Dominica, El Salvador, Gambia, Ghana, Gibraltar, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Hong Kong, Iraq, Ireland, Isle of Man, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lebanon, Macau, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Myanmar, Nigeria, Oman, Qatar, St. Kitts-Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Tanzania, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
If you’re travelling to other countries not listed above, here’s what you need to know:
TYPE A AND TYPE B PLUG: The Type A plug has two flat parallel blades of slightly differing heights, while Type B includes an additional round grounding.
Countries using this: Cambodia, Canada, Japan, Maldives, Mexico, Netherlands, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, United States
TYPE C PLUG: The unearthed Type C plug has 2 round pins. While the Type C socket is no longer used, the Type C plug is accepted by most sockets in Europe - socket Types E, F, J, K, or L. Some Type H sockets have also been made to accommodate Type C plugs.
Countries using this: Albania, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Austria, Azores, Balearic Islands, Bangladesh, Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Canary Islands, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Channel Islands, Chile, Comoros, Congo, Croatia, Dem. Rep. of Congo (Zaire), Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Cyrpus, Denmark, Djibouti, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Faeroe Islands, Finland, French Guiana, Gabon, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Greenland, Guadeloupe, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Isle of Man, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Korea, Kuwait, Laos, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Madeira, Mali, Martinique, Mauritania, Mauritius, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, Niger, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, St. Vincent, Senegal, Serbia, Slovenia, Somalia, Spain, Sudan, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Uruguay, Vietnam, Zambia
TYPE D AND TYPE M PLUG: The older Type D plug has three large round pins arranged in a triangle, with the top pin larger than the bottom two. Type M is a larger version of Type D. While some sockets can accept both plugs, Type D is more common in India, Sri Lanka, Namibia and Nepal.
Countries using this: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Benin, Botswana, Cameroon, Chad, Dem. Rep. of Congo (Zaire), Dominica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Ethiopia, French Guiana, Ghana, Greece, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Hong Kong, India, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Libya, Macao, Madagascar, Maldives, Martinique, Monaco, Myanmar (Burma), Namibia, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Qatar, St. Kitts-Nevis, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tanzania, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
TYPE E PLUG: The Type E plug has 2 round pins and a hole that accepts the grounding pin from the socket. Type E plugs will also fit into Type F and L sockets despite slight differences.
Countries using this: Belgium, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Canary Islands, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Czech Republic, Djibouti, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, France, French Guiana, Greece, Guadeloupe, Ireland, Indonesia, Italy, Laos, Latvia, Lithuania, Madagascar, Mali, Martinique, Monaco, Morocco, Niger, Poland, St. Vincent, Senegal, Slovakia, Syria, Tahiti, Tunisia
TYPE F PLUG: Also known as the Schuko, the Type F plug has two side earth clips. The Type F plug will also fit into Type L sockets.
Countries using this: Algeria, American Samoa, Aruba, Austria, Azores, Balearic Islands, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Cape Verde, Chad, Croatia, El Salvador, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guinea, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Italy, Jordan, Korea, Laos, Luxembourg, Madeira, Monaco, Montenegro, Mozambique, Myanmar, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles, Niger, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Spain, Suriname, Sweden, Turkey, Uruguay
TYPE H PLUG: Exclusively used in Israel, the plug has three pins in a triangle, with two flat prongs arranged in a ‘V’.
Countries using this: Israel, Gaza
TYPE I PLUG: The Type I plug has two flat, oblique blades that form an inverted V, and a grounding blade.
Countries using this: Australia, New Zealand and China
TYPE J PLUG: The plug has three round pins and is used mostly in Switzerland.
Countries using this: El Salvador, Ethiopia, Liechtenstein, Madagascar, Maldives, Rwanda, Switzerland
TYPE K PLUG: Commonly found in Denmark and Greenland, the Type K plug has 2 round pins and a spade grounding pin arranged triangularly.
Countries using this: Bangladesh, Denmark, Faeroe Islands, Greenland, Guinea, Madagascar, Maldives, St. Vincent, Senegal, Tunisia
TYPE L PLUG: Mostly used in Italy, the plug has three round pins parallel to each other. The plug can be inserted into the socket either way. The Type L socket will also accept plugs from types C, E, F.
Countries using this: Chile, Cuba, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Italy, Libya, Maldives, Syria, Tunisia, Uruguay