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Type C Power Outlet

Countries the use Type C Plug and outlet

Type C Plug Adapter and power Outlet description

Type C plug adapter, it's also know as Europlug. It consists of 2 round parallel plugs and it's usually found in Europe, some parts of the Middle East, Africa and South America, central Asia, and Soviet republics.

 
Type C
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Type C Plugs and plug adapters

  • The Type C plugs are among the most popular types of plugs and it's adopted in countries all over the world
  • It consists of 2 round parallel non-grounded prongs, with a 19 mm separation and 4 mm length.
  • Also know as CEE 7/16, this plug can be safely inserted into Type C,E,F,H, and some Type L power outlets.


Plug Adapters for Type C, CEE 7/16 Europlug 2.5A / 250 V


Type C Power outlet

  • Type C power outlets are one of the most popular outlet styles adopted in most of the European, Asian, African and middles Easter countries.
  • It consists of 2 round parallel non-grounded sloths rated for CEE 7/16 type plugs
  • Because of the lack of grounding, this outlet can be used only with items that require 2.5Amps or less


Outlets for Type C, (NO GROUNDING)


Details:

TYPE C

(used in all countries of Europe except the United Kingdom, Ireland, Cyprus and Malta)

This two-wire plug is ungrounded and has two round prongs. It is popularly known as the euro plug which is described in CEE 7/16. This is probably the single most widely used international plug. It will mate with any socket that accepts 4.0 - 4.8 mm round contacts on 19 mm . The plug is generally limited for use in class II applications that require 2.5 amps or less. It is, of course, un-polarized. It is commonly used in all countries of Europe except the United Kingdom and Ireland. It is also used in various parts of the developing world. Whereas type C plugs are very commonly used, this is not the case for type C sockets. This kind of socket is the older and ungrounded variant of socket types E, F, J, K and L. Nowadays most countries demand grounded sockets to be installed in new buildings. Since type C sockets are ungrounded, they are currently being phased out in many countries and replaced by type E, F, J, K or L (depending on the country). A type C plug fits perfectly into a type E, F, J, K or L socket.

This plug is technically known as the CEE 7/16 (Europlug 2.5 A/250 V unearthed). A plug with an identical appearance with slightly larger pins is technically known as the CEE 7/17 (German/French 16 A/250 V unearthed). This type of plug is very common in most "universal" adaptor sets. Though the photo shows a circular receptacle, quite often Type C plugs have a rectangular or oblong form factor, as shown above.

This two-pin plug is probably the single most widely used international plug, popularly known as the Europlug. The plug is unearthed and has two round pins, which usually converge slightly. It can be inserted into any socket that accepts 4 mm round contacts spaced 19 mm apart. The Europlug is used throughout continental Europe as well as parts of the Middle East, and much of Africa, South America, Central Asia and the former Soviet republics. This plug is intended for use with devices that require 2.5 A or less. Because it can be inserted in either direction into the socket, live and neutral are connected at random.

The separation and length of the pins allow its safe insertion in most CEE 7/17, Type E, Type F, Type H, and some Type L outlets.

The CEE 7/17 plug also has two round pins but the pins are 4.8 mm in diameter like Types E and F. The plug has a round plastic or rubber base that stops it being inserted into small sockets intended for the Europlug. Instead, it fits only into large round sockets intended for types E and F. The base has holes to accommodate both side contacts and socket earth pins.

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