Enables appliances with an American 3 pin NEMA 5-15 (type B) plug and 2 pin
NEMA 1-15 (type A) plug to be used with a 13A UK (type G) socket.
- The adaptor is also compatible with type A (American two pin NEMA 1-15) plugs.
- The unit has a 13A fuse, which is a requirement in the UK for safety.
- Maximum load 13A.
- Please note that this adaptor does not convert the voltage. Please carefully check the appliance to ensure that it is suitable for use at 230v.
See our adaptor for using American appliances (e.g. power tools) in the UK through a 110v site transformer.
What is a type B plug?
A type B plug is pictured and the following technical details may also help to identify it:
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3 pins in a triangle
Live and Neutral pins: Rectangular, 1.5mm x 6.3mm wide, 15.9-18.3mm long, spaced 12.7 mm apart
Earth pin: Round or u-shaped, 4.8 mm diameter, 3.2 mm longer than the L/N pins.
Polarised (plug can only be inserted one way around)
What countries use a type B plug?
The plug is used in 47 countries. Please note that some countries may use a wide range of plugs; if you are unsure, check out our Travel Adaptors for UK Visitors Guide.
American Samoa, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Cayman Islands, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guam, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Lebanon, Liberia, Mexico, Micronesia Federated States of, Montserrat, Netherlands Antilles, Nicaragua, Niger, Palau, Panama, Peru, Philippines Rep. of the, Puerto Rico, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Taiwan, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkmenistan, Turks and Caicos Islands, United States Virgin Islands, United States of America and Venezuela.
Why buy your travel adaptors from us?
We began to sell travel adaptors after becoming concerned at how many sub-standard unsafe adaptors were being sold on the internet. A vast number of those on-line present with some or all of the following safety issues:
- 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 means that high power appliances may result in the adaptor 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.
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 are not the cheapest on-line, but we guarantee that they are the safest.