Swiss (Type J) plug to UK 13A adaptor

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This heavy duty adaptor will enable both a Swiss (type J) 10A and 16A plug to be connected to a UK 13A socket. The 13A socket is the only type used within the UK to power appliances. 
There are two types of swiss plug. The 10A (top) has round pins, whereas the 16A (bottom) has rectangular pins. Both fit this adaptor.

Specification 
  • Tough Permaplug UK 13A plug with 13A fuse.
  • High quality rubberised IP44 Swiss 10A/16A trailing socket.
  • 0.3m of 1.5mm rubber cable for high current applications.
  • The industrial specification H07RN-F rubber cable is specifically manufactured for harsh environments. Find out what’s so special about this cable 

    What is a type J plug?

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

    Common Names Configuration Voltage Max Current (Amp)

    T12 10A

    Type J

    Switzerland

    SEC 1011

    3 pins in a triangle

    Live, neutral and Earth pins: Round, 4mm diameter, 19mm long. Outer pins are 19mm apart.

    Polarised (plug can only be inserted one way around)

    230v

    10A

    T23 16A

    Type J

    Switzerland

    SEC 1011

    3 pins in a triangle

    Live, neutral and Earth pins: Rectangular 4x5mm, 19mm long. Outer pins are 19mm apart.

    Polarised (plug can only be inserted one way around)

    230v 16A

     

    What countries use a type J plug?

    The plug is used in 6 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.

    Jordan, Liechtenstein, Madagascar, Maldives, Rwanda and Switzerland.

    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.