List of countries with mains power plugs, voltages and frequencies

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This is a list of countries and territories, with the plugs, voltages and frequencies they use for providing electrical power to small appliances and some major appliances.

It is designed to complement Domestic AC power plugs and sockets. See that article for definitions of terms, further information on each plug, and more.

Please note that the lettering system (which is believed to have originated from a U.S. government document), although useful for quick reference, is a bit ambiguous in some areas.and whilst a plug and socket that we have classified under the same letter will usually mate there is no guarantee of this.

Region Plug(s) Voltage f Comments
Afghanistan C, D, F 240 V 50 Hz Voltage may vary from 160 to 280.
Albania C, F 220 V 50 Hz
Algeria C, F 230 V 50 Hz
American Samoa A, B, F, I 120 V 60 Hz
Andorra C, F 220 V 50 Hz
Angola C 220 V 50 Hz
Anguilla A (maybe B) 110 V 60 Hz
Antigua A, B 230 V 60 Hz Airport power is reportedly 110 V
Argentina C, I 220 V 50 Hz Live and neutral are wired the other way round compared to other countries
Armenia C, F 220 V 50 Hz
Aruba A, B, F 127 V 60 Hz Lago Colony 115 V
Australia I 230 V 50 Hz Was 240 V, and Australians still often refer to mains power as "two-forty volt".
Austria C, F 230 V 50 Hz
Azerbaijan C 220 V 50 Hz
Azores B, C, F 220 V 50 Hz Ponta Delgada 110 V; to be converted to 220 V
Bahamas A, B 120 V 60 Hz
Bahrain G 230 V 50 Hz Awali 110 V, 60 Hz
Balearic Islands C, F 220 V 50 Hz
Bangladesh A, C, D, G, K 220 V 50 Hz
Barbados A, B 115 V 50 Hz
Belarus C 220 V 50 Hz
Belgium E 230 V 50 Hz
Belize B, G 110/220 V 60 Hz
Benin E 220 V 50 Hz
Bermuda A, B 120 V 60 Hz
Bhutan D, F, G, M 230 V 50 Hz
Bolivia A, C 220/230 V 50 Hz La Paz & Viacha 115 V
Bosnia C, F 220 V 50 Hz
Botswana D, G, M 231 V 50 Hz
Brazil A, B, C 110–220 V 60 Hz Type I is becomming common as a distinctive socket type for 220 V outlets and appliances in 110 V areas. Dual-voltage wiring is rather common in Brazil - high-powered appliances, such as clothes dryers, tend to be 220 V even in 110 V areas. Note also that depending on the area, the exact voltage might be 110 V, 115 V, 127 V, 130 V, 220 V or 240 V.
Brunei G 240 V 50 Hz
Bulgaria C, F 230 V 50 Hz
Burkina Faso C, E 220 V 50 Hz
Burundi C, E 220 V 50 Hz
Cambodia A, C, G 230 V 50 Hz
Cameroon C, E 220 V 50 Hz
Canada A, B 120 V 60 Hz
Canary Islands C, E, L 220 V 50 Hz
Cape Verde C, F 220 V 50 Hz
Cayman Islands A, B 120 V 60 Hz
Central African Republic C, E 220 V 50 Hz
Chad D, E, F 220 V 50 Hz
Channel IslandsC, G 230 V 50 Hz
Chile C, L 220 V 50 Hz
China (PRC) A, I, unofficially G (probably influenced by Hong Kong) 220 V 50 Hz
Colombia A, B 110 V 60 Hz
Comoros C, E 220 V 50 Hz
Congo-Brazzaville C, E 230 V 50 Hz
Congo-Kinshasa C, D 220 V 50 Hz
Cook Islands I 240 V 50 Hz
Costa Rica A, B 120 V 60 Hz
Côte d'Ivoire C, E 230 V 50 Hz
Croatia C, F 230 V 50 Hz
Cuba A, B, C, L 110 V 60 Hz
Cyprus G 240 V 50 Hz
Czech Republic E 230 V 50 Hz
Denmark C, K 230 V 50 Hz
Djibouti C, E 220 V 50 Hz
Dominica D, G 230 V 50 Hz
Dominican Republic A 110 V 60 Hz
East Timor C, E, F, I 220 V 50 Hz
Ecuador A, B 120–127 V 60 Hz
Egypt C 220 V 50 Hz
El Salvador A–G, I, J, L 115 V 60 Hz
Equatorial Guinea C, E 220 V 50 Hz
Eritrea C 230 V 50 Hz
Estonia F 230 V 50 Hz
Ethiopia D, J, L 220 V 50 Hz
Faroe Islands C, K 220 V 50 Hz
Falkland Islands G 240 V 50 Hz
Fiji I 240 V 50 Hz
Finland C, F 230 V 50 Hz
France E 230 V 50 Hz
French Guyana C, D, E 220 V 50 Hz
Gaza H 230 V 50 Hz
Gabon C 220 V 50 Hz
Gambia G 230 V 50 Hz
Germany C, F 230 V 50 Hz Type F ("Schuko", short for "Schutzkontakt") is standard. Type C Plugs ("Euro-Stecker") are common, especially for low-power devices. Type C wall sockets are very uncommon, they exist only in very old installations.
Ghana D, G 230 V 50 Hz
Gibraltar C, G 240 V 50 Hz
Greece C, D, E, F 220 V 50 Hz
Greenland C, K 220 V 50 Hz
Grenada G 230 V 50 Hz
Guadeloupe C, D, E 230 V 50 Hz
Guam A, B 110 V 60 Hz
Guatemala A, B, G, I 120 V 60 Hz
Guinea C, F, K 220 V 50 Hz
Guinea-Bissau C 220 V 50 Hz
Guyana A, B, D, G 240 V 60 Hz
Haiti A, B 110 V 60 Hz
Honduras A, B 110 V 60 Hz
Hong Kong G, while D & M are used in old installations 220 V 50 Hz Largely based on UK system. A 'shaver' socket (similar to Type C) is sometimes found in bathrooms that will provide low current to some other plug types. These almost always have a 110 V socket and a 220 V socket in the same unit, or a switch to select voltage, which are sometimes labelled as 110 V and 220 V. Not so common in HK as in the UK.
Hungary C, F 230 V 50 Hz
Iceland C, F 230 V 50 Hz
India C, D, M 230 V 50 Hz
Indonesia C, F, G 127/230 V 50 Hz
Iran C 230 V 50 Hz
Iraq C, D, G 230 V 50 Hz
Republic of Ireland G 230 V 50 Hz
Isle of Man C, G 240 V 50 Hz
Israel C, D, H 230 V 50 Hz
Italy F, L 230 V 50 Hz
Jamaica A, B 110 V 50 Hz
Japan A, B 100 V 50/60 Hz Eastern Japan 50 Hz (Tokyo, Kawasaki, Sapporo, Yokohoma, and Sendai); Western Japan 60 Hz (Osaka, Kyoto, Nagoya, Hiroshima)
Jordan B, C, D, F, G, J 230 V 50 Hz
Kenya G 240 V 50 Hz
Kazakhstan C 220 V 50 Hz
Kiribati I 240 V 50 Hz
Korea, North C 220 V 50 Hz
Korea, South C, F 220 V 60 Hz Type F likely to be found in offices and hotels. 110 V power with plugs A & B (under Japanese colonisation influence) was previously used but is being phased out. Older buildings may still have this, and some hotels offer both 110 V and 220 V service.
Kuwait C, G 240 V 50 Hz
Kyrgyzstan C
Laos A, B, C, E, F 230 V 50 Hz
Latvia C, F 220 V 50 Hz
Lebanon A, B, C, D, G 110/200 V 50 Hz
Lesotho M 220 V 50 Hz
Liberia A, B, C, F 120/240 V 50/60 Hz Previously 60Hz, now switching to 50Hz. Many private power plants are still 60 Hz. A & B are used for 110v; C & F are used for 230/240v. It is highly recommended to verify the voltage with a tester before plugging appliances in, no matter the outlet! (As of early 2005 there is no centralized power company in Liberia. All electricity is privately generated.)
Libya D 127 V 50 Hz Barce, Benghazi, Derna, Sebha & Tobruk 230 V
Lithuania C, F 220 V 50 Hz
Liechtenstein J 230 V 50 Hz
Luxembourg C, F 220 V 50 Hz
Macau D, M, G, a small number of E+F 220 V 50 Hz No official standards there. However, in the Macao-HK Ferry Pier built by Portuguese Govt before handover, the standard was E+F. After handover, Macao adopts G in both government and private buildings.
Macedonia (FYROM) C, F 220 V 50 Hz
Madagascar C, D, E, J, K 127/220 V 50 Hz
Madeira C, F 220 V 50 Hz
Malawi G 230 V 50 Hz
Malaysia G 240 V 50 Hz Penang 230 V
Maldives A, D, G, J, K, L 230 V 50 Hz
Mali C, E 220 V 50 Hz
Malta G 240 V 50 Hz
Martinique C, D, E 220 V 50 Hz
Mauritania C 220 V 50 Hz
Mauritius C, G 230 V 50 Hz
Mexico A 127 V 60 Hz Type B becoming more common. Voltage can vary 110 to 135 depending on local transformer. Split phase (often incorrectly termed two phase) is commonly available and local electricians are apt to wire both to a type A socket to give 240 V for air conditioning or washing machine/dryers, beware there is never a warning!
Micronesia A, B 120 V 60 Hz
Moldova C
Monaco C, D, E, F 127/220 V 50 Hz
Mongolia C, E 230 V 0 Hz
Montserrat (Leeward Is.) A, B 230 V 60 Hz
Morocco C, E 127/220 V 50 Hz Conversion to 220 V only underway
Mozambique C, F, M 220 V 50 Hz Type M found especially near the border with South Africa, including the capital, Maputo.
Myanmar/Burma C, D, F, G 230 V 50 Hz Type G found primarily in better hotels. Also, many major hotels chains are said to have multipurpose outlets, which will take Australian 3-pin plugs and perhaps other types.
Namibia D, M 220 V 50 Hz
Nauru I 240 V 50 Hz
Nepal C, D, M 230 V 50 Hz
Netherlands C, F 230 V 50 Hz
Netherlands Antilles A, B, F 127/220 V 50 Hz St. Martin 120 V, 60 Hz; Saba & St. Eustatius 110 V, 60 Hz, A, maybe B
New Caledonia F 220 V 50 Hz
New Zealand I 230 V 50 Hz
Nicaragua A 120 V 60 Hz
Niger A, B, C, D, E, F 220 V 0 Hz
Nigeria D, G 240 V 50 Hz
Norway C, F 230 V 50 Hz
Okinawa A, B, I 100 V 60 Hz Military facilities 120 V
Oman C, G 240 V 50 Hz Voltage variations common
Pakistan C, D 230 V 50 Hz
Panama A, B 110 V 60 Hz Panama City 120 V
Papua New Guinea I 240 V 50 Hz
Paraguay C 220 V 50 Hz
Peru A, B, C 220 V 60 Hz Talara 110/220 V; Arequipa 50 Hz
Philippines A, B, C 220 V 60 Hz
Poland C, E 230 V 50 Hz
Portugal C, F 230 V 50 Hz
Puerto Rico A, B 120 V 60 Hz
Qatar D, G 240 V 50 Hz
Réunion E 220 V 50 Hz
Romania C, F 230 V 50 Hz
Russian Federation C, F 220 V 50 Hz
Rwanda C, J 230 V 50 Hz
St. Kitts and Nevis D, G 230 V 60 Hz
St. Lucia (Winward Is.) G 240 V 50 Hz
St. Vincent (Winward Is.) A, C, E, G, I, K 230 V 50 Hz
Saudi Arabia A, B, F, G 127/220 V 60 Hz
Senegal C, D, E, K 230 V 50 Hz
Serbia and Montenegro C, F 220 V 50 Hz
Seychelles G 240 V 50 Hz
Sierra Leone D, G 230 V 50 Hz
Singapore G 230 V 50 Hz Type A adaptors are widely available from shops as an extension set of 2 to 5 sets of sockets; most commonly used for audio and video equipment.
Slovakia E 230 V 50 Hz
Slovenia C, F 230 V 50 Hz
Somalia C 220 V 50 Hz
South Africa M 220/230 V 50 Hz Grahamstad & Port Elizabeth 250 V; also found in King Williams
Spain C, F 230 V 50 Hz
Sri Lanka D, M 230 V 50 Hz
Sudan C, D 230 V 50 Hz
Suriname C, F 127 V 60 Hz
Swaziland M 230 V 50 Hz
Sweden C, F 230 V 50 Hz
Switzerland C, J 230 V 50 Hz C only in the form CEE 7/16
Syria C, E, L 220 V 50 Hz
Tahiti A, B, E 110/220 V 60 Hz
Tajikistan C, I 220 V 50 Hz
Taiwan (ROC) A, B 110 V 60 Hz the system was influenced by Japanese occupation
Tanzania D, G 230 V 50 Hz
Thailand A, C 220 V 50 Hz Some outlets are a combination of type A and C and can accept either type plug.
Togo C 220 V 50 Hz Lome 127 V
Tonga I 240 V 50 Hz
Trinidad & Tobago A, B 115 V 60 Hz
Tunisia C, E 230 V 50 Hz
Turkey C, F 230 V 50 Hz
Turkmenistan B, F 220 V 50 Hz
Uganda G 240 V 50 Hz
Ukraine C, F 220 V 50 Hz
United Arab Emirates C, D, G 220 V 50 Hz
United Kingdom G (D and M seen in very old installs and specialist applications) 230 V 50 Hz A 'shaver' socket (similar to Type C) is sometimes found in bathrooms that will provide low current to some other plug types. These almost always have a 110 V socket and a 230 V socket in the same unit, or a switch to select voltage, which are sometimes labelled as 115 V and 230 V.
United States of America A, B 120 V 60 Hz
Uruguay C, F, I, L 220 V 50 Hz Type F becoming more common as a result of computer use. Neutral and live wires are reversed, as in Argentina.
Uzbekistan C, I 220 V 50 Hz
Venezuela A, B 120 V 60 Hz
Vietnam A, C, G 127/220 V 50 Hz To be standardised at 220 V. Type G found in newer hotels, primarily those built by Singaporean and Hong Kong developers.
Virgin Islands A, B 110 V 60 Hz
Western Samoa I 230 V 50 Hz
Yemen A, D, G 230 V 50 Hz
Zambia C, D, G 230 V 50 Hz
Zimbabwe D, G 220 V 50 Hz
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