Last update: 7 February 2016


The world map below visualises the spread of the different plug types in use around the world. Red countries use type A & B plugs, the deep blue ones use types C & E/F (which are 100% compatible with each other), brown countries use type D, sea-green countries use the British type G plug, pink coloured Israel uses types C & H, yellow countries use the Australian type I system, black countries use C & J, grey countries use types C & K, orange countries use types C & L, purple countries use the South African type M, pale blue countries use the international type N and moss-green Thailand uses types C & O. Keep in mind that this is a simplified overview showing only the most common plug type, but sometimes multiple systems are used within one and the same country. For a comprehensive and thorough overview of the electric plugs in use in every country, click here.


Click here for a detailed list of the countries of the world with their respective plug and outlet types, voltage and frequency.