ac power plug type j

Type J Power plug & socket

  • 3 pins
  • grounded
  • 10 A
  • 220 – 240 V
  • socket compatible with plug types C & J
  • used almost exclusively in Switzerland, Maldives & Liechtenstein

What is Type J Power Plug

When it comes to living the connected lifestyle, many travelers swap their familiar outlets for the world’s different power plugs. If you’re headed to Switzerland, you’ll want to pack a Type J power plug adapter. This plug is smaller than other standard European plugs, so you’ll need to be careful to position your adapter so the two prongs fit snugly in the socket.

Type J Power Plugs are different to standard 2-pin plugs, and are often needed for smaller appliances. Type J power plugs have a third pin, which works like an inverted V for grounding and earthing.

Where do Type J power plugs mainly used in?

Type J used almost exclusively in Switzerland, Maldives & Liechtenstein.

Countries using Type J Power Plug

Jordan, Liechtenstein, Madagascar, Maldives, Switzerland


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