Europlug (Type C) plug to UK 13A adaptor

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This travel adaptor will enable a European 2 pin Europlug (type C) to be connected to a UK 13A socket. The 13A socket is the only type used within the UK to power appliances. 
The adaptor must only be used with 2 pin (flat shaped) Europlugs and not European Schuko or CEE7/7 plugs which are round, as it will not connect the earth terminal.
Specification:
  • Enables appliances with a two pin Europlug (type C) to be used with a 13A UK (type G) socket.
  • The unit has a 13A fuse, which is a requirement in the UK for safety.
  • Maximum load 13A

What is a type C plug?

A type C plug is pictured and the following technical details may also help to identify it:

Common Names Configuration Voltage Max Current (Amp)

Type C

Europlug

CEE 7/16 Alternative II plug

C5

EN 50075

2 pins in parallel

Live and neutral pins: Round, 4mm diameter, 19mm long, spaced 17.5 mm apart at the tip and 18.6 mm apart at the base.

Unpolarised (plug can be inserted either way around)

Unpolarised

220-240V

2.5A

 

What countries use a type C plug?

The plug was introduced as the European standard, and is used for low-power appliances in 136 countries. Please note that with the exception of Angola, Gabon, Guinea Bissau and Mauritania, all other countries using the type C Europlug also use other types for higher powered appliances. If you are unsure, check out our Travel Adaptors for UK Visitors Guide.

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Comoros, Congo, Congo (Democratic Rep. of), Cote d'Ivoire, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, French Guiana, Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Greenland, Guadeloupe, Guinea, Guinea, Bissau, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Isle of Man, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Republic of Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Martinique, Mauritania, Mauritius, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles, New Caledonia, Niger, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Rep. of the, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Saint Martin, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Somalia, South Africa, Spain, Sudan, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam and Zambia.

Why buy your travel adaptors from us?

All of our travel adaptors have been carefully selected following exhaustive tests, to ensure that they are entirely safe for use in the UK. They may not be the cheapest on-line, but we guarantee that they are the safest and most appropriate.

We began to sell travel adaptors after becoming concerned at the number of sub-standard unsafe adaptors being sold online, often with a number of seriously dangerous issues:

  • The UK electrical system is the only domestic system in the world which is dependant on every plug or adaptor having it's own fuse. Without a fuse, the appliance will only be protected by the 32A socket circuit circuit breaker. As the appliance will be designed to be protected by a 10A or 16A fuse, if a fault develops the cable on the appliance, or the appliance itself may overheat.
  • Unsheathed pins, increasing the risk of electrocution, particularly for children whose small fingers may be able to touch the live pin when the plug is only partially inserted.
  • Non-shuttered sockets, enabling a child to insert a metal object into the live receptacle and receive an electric shock.
  • Cannot safely manage the maximum current (power draw) that may occur from the rating of the socket they are recommended to be used with. This may lead to dangerous over-heating.
  • Often do not connect the vital earth pin. Some appliances require an earth connection so that if a fault occurs and an external metal part becomes live, the earth wire safely conducts the electricity away, tripping the circuit breaker or blowing the fuse. If the earth is not connected, the metal will remain live, electrocuting anyone who touches it.