Voltage overview of countries in the world

- Apr 08, 2021-

1 Voltage overview of countries in the world


At present, there are roughly two voltages used in indoor electricity in various countries in the world, namely 100V~130V, and 220~240V. 100V, 110~130V are classified as low voltage, such as the voltage of the United States, Japan, etc., and on ships, focusing on safety; 220~240V is called high voltage, which includes 220 volts in China, 230 volts in the United Kingdom, and many European countries. The focus is on efficiency. In countries where 220~230V voltage is used, 110~130V voltage is also used, such as Sweden and Russia.


100V: Japan and South Korea 2 countries


110~130V: 30 countries including Taiwan, the United States, Canada, Mexico, Panama, Cuba, and Lebanon


220~230V: China, Hong Kong (200V), Britain, Germany, France, Italy, Australia, India, Singapore, Thailand, Netherlands, Spain, Greece, Austria, Philippines, Norway about 120 countries


2 Traveling abroad adapter


National standard plugs are used in China, Australia, New Zealand, and Argentina, and are characterized by three flat heads.


American standard plugs are used in the United States, Canada, Japan, Brazil, the Philippines, Thailand and other countries and Taiwan, and are characterized by one round and two flat plugs.


British standard plugs are used in Hong Kong and the United Kingdom, India, Pakistan, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Maldives, Qatar and other countries and regions, and are characterized by three square heads.


European standard (German standard) plugs are used in Germany, France, the Netherlands, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Austria, Belgium, Hungary, Spain, Sweden and other EU countries as well as South Korea, Russia and other countries. It is characterized by two round heads. .


South Africa standard plugs are mainly used in South Africa, India, and Russia, and are characterized by three round heads. There are also Italian standard (Italian standard) plugs, Swiss standard (Swiss standard) plugs and so on.


There are also situations in which multiple standards are used in the same country or region for conversion plugs abroad.


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