Mains Plugs in Europe
Mains plugs commonly used in Europe. National deviations remain applicable.
Used in the majority of Europe: Austria, Croatia, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and others. Type F plugs (also known as a Schuko) are rated 16 A.
Used in Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Poland and Slovakia.
Type E plugs are rated 16 amps.
Note: France also has other mains plugs that shall comply with NF C 61-314.
Type E and F "Hybrid"
The CEE 7/7 plugs fit type E and F sockets and have grounding contacts for both types.
Type C "Europlug"
Used in Europe, with the exception of the UK, Ireland, Cyprus and Malta.
For Class II appliances, rated up to 2,5 A.
This is the only plug that is based on an European standard: EN 50075.
The CEE 7/17 “Contour” plug can be used for Class II appliances, rated up to 16 A.
Type G United Kingdom
Used in: UK, Ireland, Cyprus and Malta. Type G plugs have an incorporated fuse (usually 3 or 13 A).
Type J - Switzerland
Used in Switzerland and Liechtenstein. Type J plugs are rated 10 A.
Type K - Denmark