International voltage and plug guide

Select the right one for your specific needs, helping you stay safe while relocating.

International voltage and plug guide services

Your safety should be your top priority during the moving process, and that includes using the correct voltage and power plug for each country you move to. But with so many different types of plugs around the world, how do you know which one to use?

Our electrical voltage and plug guide provide all the information you need to ensure you select the right one for your specific needs. In this guide, you’ll discover the various types of plugs used in different countries, including the United States, Japan, the United Kingdom, Australia, and Singapore. By learning about the different types of plugs and which ones are used in specific countries, you can use your electrical appliances safely and avoid any potential hazards.

Australia (Type I)

Australian plugs are designed for the most powerful electrical system in the world, with a voltage of 220-240 volts and a frequency of 50 Hertz. The plugs use two flat pins slightly offset. In Australia, the plug is usually used in conjunction with a third pin for earthing.

United Kingdom (Type G)

United Kingdom plugs are designed to operate at a voltage of 230 volts and a frequency of 50 Hertz. The plug is a three-pin plug, with two round pins and one rectangular pin. It also has a fuse in the plug, which is designed to protect the appliance from electrical overloads.

United States (Type A and B)

In the United States, the standard plug is designed to operate at a voltage of 120 volts and a frequency of 60 Hertz. The plug has two flat parallel pins and one round pin. It is also the only plug in the world that operates at such a low voltage.

Japan (Type A and B)

Japanese plugs are designed to operate at a voltage of 100 volts and a frequency of 50 or 60 Hertz. Unlike other plugs, Japanese plugs are divided into two categories: Type A and Type B. Type A and Type B plugs can both be found in Japan, but Type A plugs are more commonly used in residential areas while Type B plugs are used in commercial areas.

Singapore (Type G)

In Singapore, the standard plug is designed to operate at a voltage of 230 volts and a frequency of 50 Hertz. The plug has three rectangular pins, arranged in a triangle shape. Singapore plugs are also designed with a built-in safety switch, designed to protect electrical appliances from overloads.

Source reference: www.power-plugs-sockets.com

voltage and frequency chart

Remember to always double-check the voltage and plug before plugging in any appliances, and if you’re unsure, consult a professional electrician. By taking the necessary precautions and using the right voltage and plug, you can ensure a safe and stress-free relocation.

Ready to get moving?
Get the quickest quote possible

We understand that waiting at home for a moving consultant may not be convenient, which is why we offer a simple video assessment using your smartphone.

You can choose between a guided live video consultation ‚ÄúSmart Consult” with one of our moving experts or a self-service video option. Either choice will provide us with everything we need to know to accurately assess and prepare your moving quotation.

Crown Worldwide (Australia) Pty Ltd 2024