type e power plug and socket

Type E Power plug & socket

  • 2 pins
  • grounded
  • 16 A
  • 220 – 240 V
  • Socket compatible with plug types C, E & F
  • Primarily used in European Countries like Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, and France

What is Type E Power Plug

When most people think of a standard electrical outlet, they think of Type A, B, or C outlets. However, there are also other types of plugs that you may find in the wall. Those types of plugs are called Type E outlets. The size and shape of Type E outlets is very similar to the Type A outlets you may be used to, but the outlets are slightly wider.

Type E is the world’s most commonly used power plug for electronics, and it is 3.5 mm in size. Many people ignore this plug, but it’s a staple in the homes of the majority of the world.

Where do Type E power plugs mainly used in?

Type E is a type of electrical power plug. It originated in the European Union, and is most commonly used in continental Europe, Eastern and Northern Europe, and parts of Asia. The Type E plug has 2 pins and is located in the middle (ground) of the three-pin receptacle.

Countries using Type E Power Plug

Belgium, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Republic of the Congo , Democratic Republic of the Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Faroe or Faeroe Islands, France, French Guiana, French Polynesia, Greenland, Guadeloupe, Guinea-Bissau, Laos, Liberia, Madagascar, Mali, Martinique, Mauritania, Mauritius, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Niger, Poland, Portugal, Réunion, Rwanda, Saint Martin (French), Saint Pierre and Miquelon, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Senegal, Slovakia, Syria, Timor-Leste, Tunisia


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