What is A round 2 pin plug?
The Europlug is a flat, two-pole, round-pin domestic AC power plug, rated for voltages up to 250 V and currents up to 2.5 A. It is a compromise design intended to connect low-power Class II appliances safely to the many different forms of round-pin domestic power socket used across Europe.
What plug has two circles?
TYPE C. Power outlet type C has two round prongs – it is probably the most widely used international plug and is commonly known as the Europlug.
Is UK 2 pin plug same as EU?
No, not quite. A 2 pin plug found on an electric toothbrush or shaver has pins that are closer together than a traditional 2 pin EU mains adapter. This means that appliances that would normally connect to a shaver socket cannot and should not be connected to mains power in Europe.
What country uses 2 pin plug?
Australia and New Zealand Adaptor (Type I) A 2 pin version also used for double insulated appliances and fits in the 3 receptacle socket.
What countries use round pin plug?
The Type C plug (also called the Europlug) has two round pins….Used in countries:
|Afghanistan||220V 50Hz||Power socket: Type C, Type F|
|Georgia||220V 50Hz||Power socket: Type C, Type F|
|Germany||230V 50Hz||Power socket: Type C, Type F|
|Gibraltar||240V 50Hz||Power socket: Type C, Type G|
|Greece||230V 50Hz||Power socket: Type C, Type F|
Can you change a EU plug to UK?
Euro Plug With Earth To UK Converter Plug, 13A, Black. This Adaptor Will Convert A European Plug For Use In The UK Instantly Without Cutting Any Wires! This plug can be used for applications which require a higher voltage earthed europlug to convert to UK.
Can I use EU plug in UK?
You can use an EU conversion plug, which have several benefits. However, before using a conversion plug you should: Always check that the type of conversion plug you use is suitable for the EU plug. Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions when fitting a conversion plug.
Can you use a Europlug in a 2 pin plug socket?
Most 2-pin UK shaver sockets will accept either BS 4573 plugs or Europlugs, but are rated for a maximum of 0.2 A. UK Consumer Protection legislation allows for shavers, electric toothbrushes and similar personal hygiene products to be supplied with a Europlug as an alternative to the BS 4573 plug.
What is the length of the pins of the Europlug?
The pins of the Europlug are 19 mm long. They consist of a 9 mm long conductive tip of 4 mm diameter with a rounded ending, followed by a 10 mm long flexible insulated shaft of not more than 3.8 mm diameter. The two pins are not exactly parallel and converge slightly; their centres are 17.5 mm apart at the tip and 18.6 mm apart at the base.
What is the difference between a Europlug and a 13A socket?
The minimum distance between the holes is thus 14.2 mm, while the minimum distance between the converged pins on the Europlug is 13.5 mm, allowing it to grip the socket despite its smaller pin width. The Europlug is physically not compatible with BS 1363 13 A sockets, used in e.g. the UK and Ireland.
Can I use a Europlug instead of a 4573 plug?
The exception is that shavers, electric toothbrushes and similar personal hygiene products may be supplied with a Europlug as an alternative to the BS 4573 shaver plug. Most 2-pin UK shaver sockets will accept either BS 4573 plugs or Europlugs but are rated for a maximum of 0.2 A.