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Outlet Plug Type A, Outlets, Voltage, Plug Type A, Nema 1-15 North American 15 A / 125 V

Type A Power outlet

Countries that Use plug adapter type A

Type A Plug Adapter and power Outlet description

Type A plug adapter, consists of two flat parallel pins.This style plug belongs to North American countries, some South American countries and Japan. This is a non-grounded style plug, which means it can be used in smaller, less sensitive items.

 
Type A
American Samoa, Anguilla, Antigua, Aruba, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brazil, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guam, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Japan, Laos, Lebanon, Liberia, Maldives, Mexico, Micronesia, Montserrat, Netherlands Antilles, Nicaragua, Niger, Okinawa, Palmyra Atoll, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, St. Vincent, Saudi Arabia, Tahiti, Taiwan, Thailand, Trinidad & Tobago, United States of America, Venezuela, Vietnam, Virgin Islands, (U.S.& British) Yemen.

 

Type A Plugs and Plug adapters

  • consisted of two parallel flat prongs
  • neutral prong in the polarized plug it's wider than live prong, allowing the plug to be inserted into the socket only one direction.
  • Polarized type A plugs will fit into new type A and type B power outlet sockets
  • Japanese type A plugs do not have the polarized feature, therefore a Japanese plug will fit into a North American outlet, but a North American polarized plug, will not fit into a Japanese power outlet socket.A non-polarized type A adapter it's needed.

Plug Adapters for Type A, Nema 1-15 North American 15 A / 125 V



 

Type A power Outlet

  • Also know as NEMA 1-15 - 15 A/125 V non-grounded,
  • consisted of two parallel flat receptacles
  • neutral prong receptacle it's wider than live prong receptacle, allowing the plug to be inserted in one way only,this new designed it's called polarized.
  • Japanese Power outlet sockets do not present the polarized feature, therefore a Japanese plug will fit into a North American outlet, but a North American polarized plug might not fit into a Japanese power outlet socket.A non-polarized type A adapter might be needed.

Power Cords for Type A, Nema 1-15 North American



 

Type A power cord

  • Also know as NEMA 1-15 - 15 A/125 V non-grounded,
  • 3-prong Grounded Male Plug (NEMA 5-15-P)

Outlets for Type A


Details:

TYPE A Plugs and Outlets

(Used in North American and some Central and South American countries as well as Japan)

Type A plugs are considered class II non-grounded plugs.It consists of two parallel flat pins and it's standard in countries such as: American Samoa, Anguilla, Antigua, Aruba, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brazil, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guam, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Japan, Laos, Lebanon, Liberia, Maldives, Mexico, Micronesia, Montserrat, Netherlands Antilles, Nicaragua, Niger, Okinawa, Palmyra Atoll, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, St. Vincent, Saudi Arabia, Tahiti, Taiwan, Thailand, Trinidad & Tobago, United States of America, Venezuela, Vietnam, Virgin Islands, (U.S.& British) Yemen.

The Japanese does not present the polarized feature, which ,makes the 2 prongs Identical in diameter and length. Japanese outlet also have identical receptacles in diameter and length,which might present itself as an issue when trying to plug a polarized US style plug into a Japanese outlet receptacle.Japanese plugs should be able to fit into a American outlet with no problems.

It's also important to keep in mind that while the US, Canada, Mexico and other countries that often present type A plug and receptacle style operate in 110-120 Volts, Japan operates in 100 Volts. Which means that a voltage converter might be needed. See our Japan Voltage Converters section for more information on these converters

Type A plug does not have grounding, and is still used in most of North America, Central and South America on equipment that does not require a ground connection, such as lamps and small appliances.

Type A plugs are still very common because of their capability to be used with type A (non-grounded) and type B (grounded) power outlets.

NEMA 1-15 power receptacles, are no longer allowed in new construction in the United States and Canada since 1962, but are still sold for replacement purposes.