What Travel Adaptor and Plug do I Need? Here’s Your Worldly Guide
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What Travel Adaptor and Plug do I Need? Here’s Your Worldly Guide

January 24, 2024 Share

A list of countries and their respective plug type to accompany you in your next trip abroad.

We’ve all been there. You arrive at your destination, are about to plug your phone (which at this point is desperately in need of charge), only to find out that your plug does not fit. Nobody told you that you needed the flat one. Or perhaps you’re getting the European one confused with the Latin American. Either way, you either source an adaptor, or you will battery-less… and because you’re just as tech-obsessed as the rest of us, you won’t even consider the latter as an option.

To avoid future sticky situations, here is (almost) every adaptor you will ever need. Save this for your next trip, keep this handy for those last minute airport runs and send this to your friend who’s about to embark on a journey abroad. You don’t want them out of charge.

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However! It is important to note that while this encompasses the majority of plug types used in various countries, there may be some rare, less common types or specific variations within these categories that are not extensively detailed.

1. Type A & B (North and Central America, Japan, and others)

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  • Type A: Mostly used in the USA, Canada, Mexico, Japan, and several countries in Central and South America.
  • Type B: Predominantly found in the USA, Canada, Mexico, and Japan.

2. Type C, E, & F (Europe and others)

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  • Type C (Europlug): Widely used in Europe (including Iceland!), Asia, South America, and Africa. It’s the most common type in countries like Germany, Spain, France, Greece, and Turkey. It is also one of the plugs used in Morocco (which also uses Type E).
  • Type E: Found in France, Belgium, Poland, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic.
  • Type F (Schuko): Used in Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Portugal, Spain, Egypt, and Eastern Europe.

3. Type G (United Kingdom and others)

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  • Type G: Predominant in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Malaysia, Singapore, and several countries in the Middle East and Africa, like Qatar and the UAE (Dubai!).

4. Type H (Israel)

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  • Type H: Exclusive to Israel, the West Bank, and the Gaza Strip.

5. Type I (Australia, China, and others)

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  • Type I: Used primarily in Australia, New Zealand, China, and Argentina.

6. Type J (Switzerland)

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  • Type J: Found mainly in Switzerland and Liechtenstein.

7. Type K (Denmark and Greenland)

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  • Type K: Used in Denmark and Greenland.

8. Type L (Italy and others)

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  • Type L: Predominantly used in Italy, Chile, and some North African countries like Libya and Tunisia.

9. Type M (South Africa and others)

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  • Type M: Common in South Africa, Lesotho, and Swaziland.

10. Type N (Brazil)

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  • Type N: Used exclusively in Brazil.

11. Type O (Thailand)

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  • Type O: Specific to Thailand.
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