Single-phase portable plugs

The electrical plug is an element that allows you to connect the device to an electrical outlet. The plugs differ in the number of contacts, shape, etc.

Plugins are divided into several main types due to their construction and occurrence in different parts of the world. Therefore, Poles traveling to, for example, Great Britain or Australia should equip themselves with a special adapter plugged into sockets.

Type A plugs

It is suitable for 110V sockets and consists of two flat, parallel blades. Plugs of this type are used in the USA and Canada.

Type B plugs

Type B plug differs from type A in that it additionally includes a grounding pin with a length of 4.8 mm. Type A and B plugs and sockets are most commonly used in America, as well as in Taiwan and the Philippines. Type A and B plugs are not insulated.

Type-C plugs

Type C is used in all European countries except UK, Ireland, Cyprus and Malta. It has two round, parallel pins. It does not have a grounding pin and is used where the voltage in the socket is 220V.


Type D – is an old British standard with three round pins arranged in a triangle shape, with the ground pin clearly thicker than the other two. it is used in India, Nepal, Namibia and Sri Lanka.


This is a European plug with two round pins and a hole for the grounding pin in the socket. This type of plugin is currently used in Poland, France and Belgium.


Type F (otherwise known as schuko) differs from type E in that instead of grounding in the form of a pin hole, there are two metal elements on the sides of the plug. This type of plug-in is used, for example, in Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden.


This is a plug with three rectangular pins, the one for grounding being perpendicular to the others. It is currently used in Great Britain, Ireland, Malta and Cyprus, as well as in Malaysia, Singapore and Hong Kong, for example. These plugs often have their own internal fuse.


This is a plug used in Israel and the Gaza Strip, designed for 220V outlets. It has three flat or older round pins arranged in a V shape.

Type I plug

Slightly resembles plug A, but its flat pins are at an angle to each other. This type of plug is used in Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and Argentina.


This type of plug is also called Swiss. It consists of two round pins and a grounding pin in the middle. It is used mainly in Switzerland, but also in Liechtenstein, Ethiopia and the Maldives.


It is similar to the European type C plug, but has an additional grounding prong at the bottom. It is mainly used in Denmark and Greenland, as well as in Bangladesh, Senegal and the Maldives.

L-type plug

With three pins: two power and one ground, which are arranged in one line. Used in Italy as well as in Chile, Ethiopia, Tunisia and Cuba.


It has three pins arranged in the shape of a triangle, but it differs from others by a much greater thickness of the plugs. It is designed to supply devices with current up to 15A. It is used in South Africa and Swaziland and Lesotho.


There is a model used in Brazil and partly in South Africa. It is made of three pins, which are arranged in the shape of a triangle (its top forms a grounding pin). This type of plug works with a voltage of 127-220 V.

The El 12 assortment includes plugs intended for use in Poland, additionally grouped by the following types:

  • plugs 1f (single phase),
  • table plugins,
  • metal plugs,
  • insulation plugs.