A traveller’s guide to plug sockets around the globe

Expat life
23 Aug 2023
2 mins read
Written by Team Instarem

Phones, Kindles, cameras, laptops, tabs, electric shavers, hair dryers and a dozen chargers to power them all… If your suitcase looks anything like this while travelling abroad, you are running out of space for other important commodities.  

But who can blame us for the mess when there are 14 different types of plugs and sockets in use around the world! That apart, you also have the different voltages in different countries to consider… (It’s scary to even imagine what an overheated curling iron would do to your hair!). 

So, how do you make sure that you have the right gear to power your gadgets when travelling to a different part of the world?  

A travel adapter is a handy tool that lets you insert electric plugs from your home country into the wall socket of your visiting country, while an electric power converter lets you use an electrical device designed for 110-127 volts in a country with 220-240 volts electricity, and vice-versa. 

Here’s a guide to all the different types of plug sockets around the world, and the countries they are primarily used in.  

Type A

type a socket

Type B

Type C

Type D

Type E

Type F

Type G

Type H

Type I

Type J

Type K

Type L

Type M

Type N

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