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Classification of wall sockets

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Household electrical wall sockets refer to “wall-mounted power outlets,” They come in many types, but not many compared to plugs.

Of course, if you don’t know which plugs go with which sockets, you can check the the《IEC world plugs》.

Let’s classify the wall sockets according to their amps and appearance.

British standard electrical sockets are used in most countries.

The British standard wall electrical socket is the most widely used type. Now the UK is not very big, but the UK used to be very powerful. It colonized many countries all over Africa and the Middle East. Same electrical standards as in the UK.

13 amp UK standard wall socket

Use a 13-amp square outlet socket as the output power outlet for common electrical appliances. They are used in some small appliances, such as hair dryers, chargers, televisions, and other machines with low output power.

15 amp UK standard wall socket

There is also a 15-amp or 32-amp circular outlet socket, generally used in higher-power appliances, such as refrigerators, air conditioners, etc.

European standard wall sockets that look the same but are not the same

There are many European countries. Although their territory is not very large, they are rich, so the requirements of products have different European standards with the development of society. At the same time, because Germany was also compelling in those days and colonized many countries, they left their standards in many parts of the world, which we collectively refer to as European standard wall sockets.

But in fact, it is subdivided into three standards.

European standard wall socket

The first is the German wall electrical sockets, which use a 16-amp circular configuration, with two grounding poles as their socket standard.

The second is the French wall electrical sockets; they look almost the same as the German wall sockets, with a 16 amp round configuration; the only difference is that the ground pole is changed to one.

The third is the Russian wall electrical socket; the Russians canceled the grounding pole directly.

Southeast Asia’s Favorite Universal Wall Electrical socket

Southeast Asian countries mostly rely on imported products, so they choose 2-pin and 4-pin wall electrical sockets as their daily choice, which can take into account both round plugs and flat plugs, which means that almost all countries in the world can use used. Home appliances.

Of course, their power is usually only ten amps and can only be used on some low-power appliances.

Multifunctional Wall Electrical socket

Southeast Asian countries mostly rely on imported products, so they choose 2-pin and 4-pin wall electrical sockets as their daily choice, which can take into account both round plugs and flat plugs, which means that almost all countries in the world can use used. Home appliances.

They are usually only ten amps and can only be used on some lower-wattage appliances.

Their high-power products often choose 3 PIN multi-function sockets, generally 13 amps or 15 amps.

This 3pin multi-function socket can be used in any country and is a genuine global universal socket. Many countries even use it as the main socket.

Sockets used in every country

TV, satellite, telephone and computer sockets

Of course, in addition to these different sockets, there are many identical products, such as TV sockets, satellite sockets, telephone sockets, and computer sockets. The world adopts a unified standard for production and manufacture.

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