The Europlug is a flat, two-pole, round-pin domestic AC power plug, rated for voltages up to 250 V and currents up to 2.5 A. It is a compromise design intended to connect low-power Class II appliances safely to the many different forms of round-pin domestic power socket used across Europe.
What is the difference between EU plug and US plug?
American appliances run on 110 volts, while European appliances are 220 volts. If you see a range of voltages printed on the item or its plug (such as 110–220), youre OK in Europe. Many sockets in Europe are recessed into the wall; your adapter should be small enough so that the prongs seat properly in the socket.
Whats A US plug look like?
For USA there are two associated plug types, types A and B. Plug type A is the plug which has two flat parallel pins and plug type B is the plug which has two flat parallel pins and a grounding pin. USA operates on a 120V supply voltage and 60Hz.
Do UK plugs work in Nigeria?
You can use your electric appliances in Nigeria, if the standard voltage in your country is in between 220 - 240 V (as is in the UK, Europe, Australia and most of Asia and Africa). You can also consider a combined power plug adapter/voltage converter.
Where is EU plug used?
The Europlug design, intended for use with socket-outlets meeting other standards, appeared first in 1963 as Alternative II of Standard Sheet XVI in the second edition of CEE Publication 7 by the contributing members of Austria, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, Federal Republic of Germany, Finland, France, Greece,
What type of plug does USA use?
In the United States of America the power plugs and sockets are of type A and B. The standard voltage is 120 V and the standard frequency is 60 Hz.
What does 110v plug look like?
Virtually all 110 volt outlets look the same. They have two vertical slots placed side by side, one of which may be larger than the other if the outlet is polarized. The 220 outlet is larger, and its usually round and black or dark brown, not white. It can have three slots or four.
Does Nigeria use 100 240V?
Electricity in Nigeria - voltage and frequency You can use all your equipment in Nigeria if the outlet voltage in your own country is between 220V-240V. This is the case in most of Europe, Australia, the United Kingdom and most countries in Africa and Asia.