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Outlet Plug Type M, Outlets, Voltage, Plug Type M, BS 546 South African 15 A / 250 V

Type M Power Outlet

Countries the use Type M Plug and outlet

Type M Plug Adapter and power Outlet description

The Type M, are known by it's 2 large round pins,and an over-sized 3rd round, prong designated for grounding. The enlarged pins make this type of plug not even partially compatible with any other type outlet. Type M outlets are designed with over-sized receptacles that are exclusive to type M plugs and plug adapters.

Type M
Hong Kong, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland

Type M Plugs and plug adapters

  • Althout Type M and D pugs might look similar, type M plugs are much larger in the width and spacing of the pins, making the 2 styles totally incompatible.
  • Our type M plug adapters are rated for 15 Amps/ 250 volts and are exclusive to Type M power outlets
  • Type M plugs are also know as BS 546 and are the standard plug in South Africa

Plug Adapters for Type M, BS 546 South African 15 A / 250 V


TYPE M plugs and outlets

(used almost exclusively in South Africa, Swaziland and Lesotho)

Type M plug consists of 2 large round shaped pins with measurements of approximately 7.06 mm × 8.71 mm, and 25.4 mm apart added by a substantially enlarged rounded ground pin located 28.5 mm from live and neutral prongs. This plug type it's technically named BS 546 and it's power ratings are 15A at 250 Volts

Type M wall outlets are exclusively designed to fit Type M plugs and can not receive any other plug type

Mostly found in countries such as Hong Kong, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Swaziland, Type M plugs are also utilized for major appliances in other countries.