Mains electricity by country

Mains electricity by country includes a list of countries and territories, with the plugs, voltages and frequencies they commonly use for providing electrical power to appliances, equipment, and lighting typically found in homes and offices. (For industrial machinery, see Industrial and multiphase power plugs and sockets.) Some countries have more than one voltage available. For example, in North America most sockets are attached to a 120 V supply, but there is a 240 V supply available for large appliances. Often different sockets are mandated for different voltage or current levels.

Voltage, frequency, and plug type vary, but large regions may use common standards. Physical compatibility of receptacles may not ensure compatibility of voltage, frequency, or connection to earth (ground), including plugs and cords. In some areas, older standards may still exist. Foreign enclaves, extraterritorial government installations, or buildings frequented by tourists may support plugs not otherwise used in a country, for the convenience of travellers.

Main reference source  IEC World Plugs

The International Electrotechnical Commission publishes a web microsite World Plugs[1] which provides the main source for this page, except where other sources are indicated. World Plugs includes some history, a description of plug types, and a list of countries giving the type(s) used and the mains voltage and frequency.

Although useful for quick reference, especially for travellers, IEC World Plugs may not be regarded as totally accurate, as illustrated by the examples in the plugs section below, and errors may exist, such as Indonesia being listed as using both 220 V and 110 V when the Indonesian Standard SPLN 1[2] clearly states the voltage as 230 V, and the official travel website says "electric power supply is 220 volts in all regions."[3]


Voltages in this article are the nominal single-phase supply voltages, or split-phase supply voltages. Three-phase and industrial loads may have other voltages.

All voltages are root mean square voltage; the peak AC voltage is greater by a factor of 2, and the peak-to-peak voltage greater by a factor of 22.


The system of plug types using a single letter (from A to N) used here is from World Plugs, which defines the plug type letters in terms of a general description, without making reference to specific standards. Where a plug does not have a specific letter code assigned to it, then it may be defined by the style sheet number listed in IEC TR 60083.[4] World Plugs gives a (not always correct) list of what plug types are used where. The Type N description is of the two variations of Brazilian plug (Brazilian national standard NBR 14136); however, the original plug and socket is defined in IEC 60906-1 and has been adopted as a South African national Standard (SANS 164-2). The Brazilian version is non-compliant with the IEC standard. Not all plugs are included in the letter system; for example, there is no designation for the plugs defined by the Thai National Standard TIS 116-2549, though some web sites refer to the three-pin plug described in that standard as "Type O".

Identification guide

Table of mains voltages, frequencies, and plugs

Country or
Plug type[lower-alpha 1] National plug standard[4] Residential
Frequency[6] Notes
AfghanistanC, F220 V50 Hz
AlbaniaC, F230 V50 Hz
AlgeriaC, F230 V50 Hz
American SamoaA, B, F, I120 V60 Hz
AndorraC, F230 V50 Hz
AngolaC220 V50 Hz
AnguillaA110 V60 Hz
Antigua and BarbudaA, B230 V60 Hz
ArgentinaC, I230 V[7]50 HzLine/neutral reversed compared to Chinese and Australian/NZ Type I
ArmeniaC, F230 V50 Hz
ArubaA, B, F127 V60 Hz
AustraliaIAS/NZS 3112230 V[8][9]50 HzBathrooms may have shaver supply units
Line/neutral reversed compared to Argentinian Type I
ÖVE-IG/EN 50075
230 V50 Hz
AzerbaijanC, F230 V50 Hz
BahamasA, B120 V60 Hz
BahrainG230 V50 Hz
BangladeshC, D, G, K220 V50 Hz
BarbadosA, B115 V50 Hz
BelarusC, F220 V50 Hz
BelgiumC, ENBN C 61 112-1230 V50 Hz
BelizeA, B, G110 V
220 V
60 Hz
BeninC, E220 V50 Hz
BermudaA, B120 V60 Hz
BhutanC, D, F, G, M230 V50 Hz
BoliviaA, C115 V
230 V
50 Hz
Bonaire[10][11][12][13], Sint Eustatius and Saba A, B127 V50 HzSockets for 220-240 V European type C plugs are typically available at hotels; some buildings modify voltage, so travellers are advised to check before plugging in. Type F are also available at some hotels.
Bosnia and HerzegovinaC, F230 V50 Hz
BotswanaD, G, M230 V50 Hz
BrazilC, NNBR 14136127 V
220 V[14]
60 Hz[15]
British Virgin IslandsA, B110 V60 Hz
BruneiG240 V50 Hz
BulgariaC, F230 V50 Hz
Burkina FasoC, E220 V50 Hz
BurundiC, E220 V50 Hz
CambodiaA, C, G230 V50 HzSockets for British type G plugs are mainly found at some hotels, but never in households.
CameroonC, E220 V50 Hz
CanadaA, BCSA C22.2 No. 42[16]120 V[17]60 HzHomes are typically provided with 120/240 V split-phase power; NEMA 14-30R and 14-50R receptacles are provided on 240 V circuits for clothes dryers and electric stoves.[18]
Cape VerdeC, F220 V50 Hz
Cayman IslandsA, B120 V60 Hz
Central African RepublicC, E220 V50 Hz
ChadC, D, E, F220 V50 Hz
ChileC, F, L220 V50 HzSchuko or type F plugs are often used for high power appliances.
China (mainland)A, C, IGB 1002-2008 &
GB 2099.1‐2008
220 V50 HzLine/neutral reversed compared to Argentinian Type I
ColombiaA, B120 V[19]60 Hz[20]
ComorosC, E220 V50 Hz
Congo, Republic of theC, E230 V50 Hz
Congo, Democratic Republic of the
C, D, E220 V50 Hz
Cook IslandsI240 V50 Hz
Costa RicaA, B120 V60 Hz
Côte d'IvoireC, E230 V50 Hz
CroatiaC, F230 V50 Hz
CubaA, B110 V60 HzSome modern hotels have 220 V sockets for European 2-pin plugs (Type C).[21]
Curaçao A,[22] B 127 V[22][23] 50 Hz[22]
CyprusG240 V50 Hz
Czech RepublicC, EČSN 35 4516230 V50 Hz
E, F, K
DS/EN 50075
DS 60884-2-D1[24]
230 V50 Hz
DjiboutiC, E220 V50 Hz
DominicaD, G230 V50 Hz
Dominican RepublicA, B110 V60 Hz
EcuadorA, B120 V60 Hz
EgyptC, F220 V50 Hz
El SalvadorA, B115 V60 Hz
Equatorial GuineaC, E220 V50 Hz
EritreaC, L230 V50 Hz
EstoniaC, F230 V50 Hz
EswatiniM230 V50 Hz
EthiopiaC, E, F, L220 V50 HzType E very rare because Ethiopia never had French influences.
Falkland IslandsG240 V50 Hz
Faroe IslandsC, E, F, K230 V50 Hz
FijiI240 V50 Hz
SFS-EN 50075
SFS 5610
230 V50 Hz
NF EN 50075
NF C 61-314
230 V50 Hz
French GuianaC, D, E220 V50 Hz
French PolynesiaA, B, C, E, F110 V
220 V
60 Hz
60 Hz[25]
GabonC220 V50 Hz
GambiaG230 V50 Hz
GeorgiaC, F220 V50 Hz
DIN VDE 0620
DIN 49441
230 V50 Hz
GhanaD, G230 V50 Hz
GibraltarC, G240 V50 Hz
GreeceC, F230 V50 Hz
GreenlandC, E, F, K220 V50 Hz
GrenadaG230 V50 Hz
GuadeloupeC, D, E230 V50 Hz
GuamA, B110 V60 Hz
GuatemalaA, B120 V60 Hz
GuernseyG230 V50 Hz
GuineaC, F, K220 V50 Hz
Guinea-BissauC220 V50 Hz
GuyanaA, B, D, G110 V
220 V[26]
60 Hz
50 Hz[26]
Conversion of 50 Hz distribution to 60 Hz is ongoing[27]
HaitiA, B110 V60 Hz
HondurasA, B110 V60 Hz
Hong KongG
D, M[28]
BS 1363
BS 546
220 V50 HzType G is most common.
MSZ EN 50075
MSZ 9781-2
230 V50 Hz
IcelandC, F230 V50 Hz
IndiaC, D, MIS 1293[29]230 V50 Hz
IndonesiaA, C, F, GSNI 04-3892220 V[2]50 HzBritish Type G sockets are common in Riau Islands Province (Batam, Bintan, etc.) due to close proximity to Singapore. British Type G sockets also being used for air conditioner where most air conditioner draws more current than the most sockets rating in Indonesia. Wall sockets in most homes in North Sumatra (in cities such as in Medan & Pematangsiantar) generally accept both Type A and Type C plugs.
IranC, F220 V50 Hz
IraqC, D, G230 V50 Hz
IrelandGI.S. 401[30]230 V50 Hz
Isle of ManG240 V50 Hz
IsraelC, H, M230 V50 HzSeveral territories controlled by the PNA also share the same type as the State of Israel.
F, L
CEI 23-34
CEI 23-50
230 V50 HzDifferent type L plugs are used for high-current vs. low-current devices
JamaicaA, B110 V50 Hz
JapanA, BJIS C 8303100 V60 Hz
50 Hz
East Japan 50 Hz (Tokyo, Kawasaki, Sapporo, Yokohama, and Sendai); West Japan 60 Hz (Okinawa, Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe, Nagoya, Hiroshima). 120 V in military facilities in Okinawa.[31] See Energy in Japan for more.
JerseyG230 V50 Hz
JordanB, C, D, F, G, J230 V50 Hz
KazakhstanC, F220 V50 Hz
KenyaG240 V50 Hz
KiribatiI240 V50 Hz
C, F230 V50 Hz
KuwaitC, G240 V50 Hz
KyrgyzstanC, F220 V50 Hz
LaosC, E, F230 V50 HzSome buildings and households have double use sockets compatible with type A, B and C.
LatviaC, F230 V50 Hz
LebanonA, B, C, D, G220 V50 HzType C sockets are the most frequent. Many buildings and households have double use sockets compatible with type A and C.
LesothoM220 V50 Hz
LiberiaA, B, C, E, F120 V
240 V
60 Hz
50 Hz
LibyaC, D, F, L127 V50 HzBarca, Benghazi, Derna, Sabha & Tobruk 230 V.
LithuaniaC, F230 V50 Hz
LiechtensteinC, J230 V50 Hz
LuxembourgC, F230 V50 Hz
MacauD, F, G, M230 V[32]50 Hz
MadagascarC, D, E, J, K127 V
220 V
50 Hz
MalawiG230 V50 Hz
MS 1578:2003[33]
MS 589:PT.1:1997[33]
MS 1577:2003[33]
230 V[35]50 HzType C requires adaptor[36]
Bathrooms may have shaver supply units[36]
MaldivesD, G, J, K, L230 V50 Hz
MaliC, E220 V50 Hz
MaltaG230 V50 Hz
MartiniqueC, D, E220 V50 Hz
MauritaniaC220 V50 Hz
MauritiusC, E, G230 V50 Hz
MexicoA, BNMX-J-163-ANCE127 V60 Hz
MicronesiaA, B120 V60 Hz
MoldovaC, F220 V50 Hz
MonacoC, D, E, F230 V50 Hz
MongoliaC, E220 V50 Hz
MontenegroC, F230 V50 Hz
MontserratA, B120 V
230 V
60 Hz
MoroccoC, E127 V
220 V
50 Hz
MozambiqueC, F, M220 V50 Hz
MyanmarC, D, F, G230 V50 Hz
NamibiaD, M220 V50 Hz
NauruI240 V50 Hz
NepalC, D, M230 V50 Hz
NetherlandsC, FEN 50075
NEN 1020
230 V50 Hz
New CaledoniaC, E220 V50 Hz
New ZealandIAS/NZS 3112230 V50 HzLine/neutral reversed compared to Argentinian Type I
NicaraguaA, B120 V60 Hz
NigerA, B, C, D, E, F220 V50 Hz
NigeriaD, G240 V50 Hz
North KoreaA, C, F110 V
220 V
60 Hz
50 Hz
North MacedoniaC, F230 V
50 Hz
NEK EN 50075
NEK 502
230 V
50 Hz
OmanC, G240 V50 Hz
PakistanC, D, G, M230 V50 Hz
PalauA, B120 V60 Hz
PanamaA, B110 V
120 V
60 Hz
Papua New GuineaI240 V50 Hz
ParaguayC220 V50 Hz
PeruA, B, C

F, L[37]

220 V60 HzTalara 110/220 V; some areas 50 Hz[38]
PhilippinesA, B, C230 V[39]60 Hz
PolandC, EBN-88/3064230 V50 Hz
PortugalC, E, FNP 1260230 V50 HzType E very rare, but used in very old installations.
Puerto RicoA, B120 V60 Hz
QatarD, G240 V50 Hz
RéunionE220 V50 Hz
RomaniaC, F230 V50 Hz
RussiaC, F230 V[40]50 HzUSSR (along with much of Eastern Europe) used GOST sockets with 4.0 mm pins similar to Type C plugs and the 4.8 mm standard used by Type E & F.[41]
RwandaC, J230 V50 Hz
Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
G220-240 V50 Hz
Saint Martin (French)C, E220 V60 Hz
Sint Maarten (Dutch)A, B120 V60 Hz
St. Kitts and NevisA, B, D, G110 V
230 V
60 Hz
St. LuciaG240 V50 Hz
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
E230 V50 Hz
St. Vincent and the GrenadinesC, E, G, I, K230 V50 Hz
SamoaI230 V50 Hz
San MarinoC, F, L230 V50 Hz
São Tomé and PríncipeC, F220 V50 Hz
Saudi ArabiaGSASO 2203220 V60 Hz
SenegalC, D, E, K230 V50 Hz
JUS N.E3.552
JUS N.E3.553
230 V50 Hz
SeychellesG240 V50 Hz
Sierra LeoneD, G230 V50 Hz
SS 145
SS 472
230 V50 Hz
SlovakiaC, ESTN 34 4516230 V50 Hz
SloveniaC, F230 V50 Hz
Solomon IslandsI, G220 V50 Hz
SomaliaC220 V50 Hz
South AfricaC, M, NSANS 164230 V50 Hz
South KoreaC, FKS C 8305220 V60 Hz
SpainC, FUNE 20315230 V50 Hz
Sri LankaD, G, M230 V50 HzOnly Type G permitted to be manufactured or imported from August 2017[42]
SudanC, D230 V50 Hz
SurinameC, F127 V60 HzType A and B tend to be very common because standard sockets can't accommodate such voltage.
SS-EN 50075
SS 428 08 34
230 V50 HzBathrooms may have shaver supply units.
SwitzerlandC, JSN SEV 1011:2009[43][44]230 V50 Hz
SyriaC, E, L220 V50 Hz
TaiwanA, BCNS 10917110 V60 HzSockets in older buildings are often unearthed and accept only Type A plugs.
TajikistanC, F, I220 V50 Hz
TanzaniaD, G230 V50 Hz
ThailandA, B, C, F-220 V50 HzThere is also a Thai national standard, TIS 166-2549 (sometimes known as Type O) which may not yet be in common use.[45][46]
Timor-Leste (East Timor)C, E, F, I220 V50 Hz
TogoC220 V50 Hz
TongaI240 V50 Hz
Trinidad & TobagoA, B115 V60 Hz
TunisiaC, E230 V50 Hz
TurkeyC, F220 V[47]50 Hz
TurkmenistanB, C, F220 V50 Hz
TuvaluI220 V50 Hz
UgandaG240 V50 Hz
UkraineC, F230 V[48]50 Hz
United Arab EmiratesC, G220 V50 HzType G is most common.
United KingdomG[49]BS 1363230 V[50]50 HzBathrooms may have shaver supply units
United StatesA
14-30 P
14-50 P
NEMA 1-15
NEMA 5-15
NEMA 14-30
NEMA 14-50
120 V
120 V
240 V
240 V
60 HzNEMA 5-20R outlets, which are similar to type B but have a T-shaped neutral blade, are sometimes used for higher current 120 V equipment (up to 20 A).
US Virgin IslandsA
NEMA 1-15 P
NEMA 5-15 P
110 V60 Hz
UruguayC, F, I, L230 V50 Hz
UzbekistanC, I220 V50 Hz
VanuatuC, G, I220 V50 Hz
VenezuelaA, B120 V60 Hz
VietnamA, C, GTCVN 6188-1 220 V50 HzSockets for British type G plugs are mainly found at some hotels, but never in households.
YemenA, D, G230 V50 Hz
ZambiaC, D, G230 V50 Hz
ZimbabweD, G220 V50 Hz
  1. "C" may indicate that buildings have three-pin sockets compatible with Europlugs, which also work with other plug types or that buildings have some or all two-pin European style sockets, similar to CEE 7/1, or that use of an adaptor is common practice. Not all two-pin European plugs are compatible with all two-pin European sockets; see AC power plugs and sockets § Compatibility.

See also


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