Type I Plug

Type I Plug 200pxThe Type I plug is mainly used in Australia, New Zealand, China and Argentina. For a full list of countries please see the table below. Earthed Type I plugs have 3 flat pins – the live and neutral pins forming a “V” shape. On unearthed plugs the earth pin is sometimes removed. The Type I plug is rated at 10amps as standard – though a 15amp version is also available (this higher-rated plug has a slightly wider earth pin – meaning you can plug a 10amp plug into a 15amp socket, but not the other way round).

The difference between the Australian and Argentinian Type I is that the polarity is reversed – meaning the live and neutral plugs are wired the other way round. For more information on Type I plugs and sockets, please get in touch here.

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