type f power plug and socket

Type F Power plug & socket

  • 2 pins
  • grounded
  • 16 A
  • 220 – 240 V
  • socket compatible with plug types C, E & F
  • Almost used in Europe, Russia and some Asian countries except UK and Ireland

What is Type F Power Plug

Type F plugs are the most common type of plug used in all European countries. The plug has two flat blades, one straight and one angled. The angled blade has a line in the middle, this is called a “centre pin”, and this is the part of the plug labelled “Earth”. The middle pin is conductive, and is grounded to the Earth pin.

Where do Type F power plugs mainly used in?

Type F power plugs, also known as Europlugs, are mainly used in most European and Asian countries. Type F electrical outlets are mostly used in developed countries.

Type F receptacles are used mostly in household application. They are designed specially for household appliances. In a hotel or an office, the outlets may or may not be present. They are used mainly in radio equipments, electric shavers, electric drills, electric screwdrivers, electric toothbrushes, camera flash units, etc.

Countries using Type F Power Plug

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, American Samoa, Andorra, Angola, Armenia, Aruba, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bhutan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cape Verde, Chad, Croatia, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Ethiopia, Faroe or Faeroe Islands, Finland, French Polynesia, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Greenland, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Liberia, Libya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Mauritania, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Mozambique, Netherlands, New Caledonia, Niger, North Korea, North Macedonia, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Serbia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Suriname, Sweden, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uruguay


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