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Power Plug Types and Voltage Standards by Country

Understanding your country’s power grid and voltage standards is important for understanding which electronic devices you can use in your studio. This entails knowing your country’s standard outlet plugs, outlet types, voltages, and frequencies. For instance, a 115v thermal printer can only be used in countries that utilize a 110 up to 120v power grid.

Find reference guides below on plug, outlet, voltage, and frequency information by plug type and standards by country.

 

Plugs by Type

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Plugs by Type Chart 1 of 2, Electrical plugs, voltage standards

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Plugs and Voltage Standards by Country

Please use the table below as a reference guide for your country’s plug and voltage standards. This information has been derived from WorldStandards.eu, which is updated regularly for accuracy.

Note that the majority of countries operate on a power grid between 220 and 40v (50 or 60Hz). Fewer countries operate on a power grid between 100 and 127v (the United States is included in this minority). This is important to consider when purchasing electronic devices.

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electrical standards, voltage standards, international voltage standards

electrical standards, voltage standards, international voltage standards

electrical standards, voltage standards, international voltage standards

electrical standards, voltage standards, international voltage standards

electrical standards, voltage standards, international voltage standards

electrical standards, voltage standards, international voltage standards


Sources:

https://www.worldstandards.eu/electricity/plugs-and-sockets/

https://www.worldstandards.eu/electricity/spread-plug-types-map/

https://www.worldstandards.eu/electricity/plug-voltage-by-country/