What is TDP? TDP stands for Thermal Design Power, and is used to measure the amount of heat a component is expected to output when under load. For example, a CPU may have a TDP of 90W, and therefore is expected to output 90W worth of heat when in use. It can cause for confusion… Continue reading What is TDP and why should you care about it?
Below is a complete overview of all countries of the world and their respective plugs/outlets and voltages/frequencies used for domestic appliances. The table shows that in most countries the mains supply is between 220 and 240 volts (50 or 60 Hz); countries that operate on 100-127 volts are greatly outnumbered. The list also reveals that… Continue reading Plug, socket & voltage by country
Type M mainly used in South Africa 3 pins grounded 15 A 220 – 240 V socket compatible with plug type M Type M is used almost exclusively in South Africa, Swaziland and Lesotho. This plug resembles the Indian type D plug, but its pins are much larger. Type M is a 15 amp plug,… Continue reading Power plug & outlet Type M, N & O
Type K used almost exclusively in Denmark & Greenland 3 pins grounded 16 A 220 – 240 V socket compatible with plug types C & K (unsafe compatibility with E & F) Type K is used almost exclusively in Denmark and Greenland. The Danish standard is described in DS 60884-2-D1. Unlike the similar type E… Continue reading Power plug & outlet Type K & L
Type I mainly used in Australia, New Zealand, China & Argentina 2 or 3 pins 2 pins: not grounded / 3 pins: grounded 10 A 220 – 240 V socket compatible with plug type I Type I is mainly used in Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, China and Argentina. (Click here for a complete… Continue reading Power plug & outlet Type I & J
Type G mainly used in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Malta, Malaysia & Singapore 3 pins grounded 13 A 220 – 240 V socket compatible with plug type G Type G is mainly used in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Cyprus, Malta, Malaysia, Singapore and Hong Kong. (Click here for a complete list of all countries that… Continue reading Power plug outlet Type G & H
Type E primarily used in France, Belgium, Poland, Slovakia & the Czech Republic 2 pins grounded 16 A 220 – 240 V socket compatible with plug types C, E & F Type E is primarily used in France, Belgium, Poland, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Tunisia and Morocco. France, Belgium and some other countries have standardized… Continue reading Power plug & outlet Type E & F