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Which electrical outlet type does your country use?

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Thought this might be an interesting topic. Different countries use different types of electrical outlets. These outlets vary in shape.

Which outlet type does your country use?

Mine uses types A and B.



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I use the jerry-rigged hamster wheel outlet.
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B at home, A at work.
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Type B, but occasionally A
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A and B
tfw no happy face K or spooky face I
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Is there a reason why different countries use different outlets? Or is just to screw with people when they travel abroad?
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In the UK it's type G. Some of the English speaking Caribbean use type B.
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This is just for house current correct? Because I've had heavy duty 220 and 440 outlets of what looks like G, I and K configurations.
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A and B... and what the heck is up with the others?
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26 / M / Finland
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C, E and F
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A and B.

Type K seems so happy with itself.
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type I
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Type A and B mostly.
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TYPE I!
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Types B and A in the USA, though the clothes dryer has something like type I and uses a special outlet. I'm guessing individual regions of the world came up with their own standard, and as most people stay in their own region, there's no particular impetus to enforce a uniform worldwide standard. For those of us who travel, adapters and transformers are easily acquired and portable.
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