Electric plug- which country?


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Electric plug- which country?

Hi, does anyone know to which country this electrical plug belongs to? Thank you for your help.
 
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Old 12-01-17, 05:02 AM
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I believe that's Britain, Taiwan
 
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Old 12-01-17, 06:03 AM
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That is a type G plug. It's used in the UK, Ireland, Malta, Gibraltar, Singapore... Most places British or colonized by the British.
 
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Old 12-01-17, 06:19 AM
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Hi,that sure looks like a 15 amp 240 North American plug, what is it connected to.
Geo. https://www.pduwhips.com/products/21...YaAjAZEALw_wcB
 
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Definitely not UK as prongs way too thin.

Agree with Geo - NEMA 6-15P - used in North America for 240 volt 15 amp.
 
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Hmm, too many types of plug and prong variations to be certain.
Could be British "G" or US "6-15"
However, the plug is probably British type G.

Although the US 6-15 is similar layout, it is usually used for commerical or industrial eqipment. The US 6-15 plug is a 240v plug, used with 240v devices with a big motor;
commerical/industrial style floor polisher, vacuum, or other mobile equipment,
All of those generally get a bulky industrial style plug, and more often than not,
the plug has a GFI or circuit breaker on it.

The photo looks like a basic home appliance plug, not a plug for industrial maintenance equipment, so, it is more likely to be for a British "G" home appliance.

Let me guess, the other end of this cord is a C13 (computer power in) connector?
 

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That is 240V American plug. NEMA 6-15. There are more American 240V plugs in use then some may think.
They are used in Air conditioners and some non portable power tools. Table saws, drill press, lathe, etc..

British plug has thicker blades and ground is also rectangular.

They are some times used with servers and server room equipment as well.
 
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That is 240V American plug. NEMA 6-15. There are more American 240V plugs in use then some may think.
They are used in Air conditioners and some non portable power tools. Table saws, drill press, lathe, etc..

British plug has thicker blades and ground is also rectangular.

They are some times used with servers and server room equipment as well.
Eh, still going with British "G". Some British plugs have rounded earth connectors.

The american 6-15 has the round ground about 1 prong width above the hot and neutral


The british "G" has the earth about 2 prongs above the mains.


That's a "G"
 
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Brits would never allow that plug. Too thin and flimsy. Holes in blades. Blades not insulated.
 
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Eh, still going with British "G".
Your picture shows much thicker blades. Op's plug won't fit securely in that type of outlet.
 
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I agree with Lambintion, that is a NEMA 6-15. 15 amp, 250 volt.
 
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It's a rice cooker (which I got as a gift) made in Taiwan, but the Taiwanese say they do not use such plugs. I wonder to what countries the manufacturer wanted to export this product, not mentioning it doesn't work in Poland Thank you! NEMA 6-15. 15 amp, 250 volt.- with this knowledge I can start looking for proper adapter
 
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Then, this is easy.

Does the rice cooker say 110v or 220v or 240v?

If it says 110v, then it's made for Taiwan (but the plugs are facing the wong direction)

If it's 220v, then it's made for ex-British market in Hong Kong.

If it's 240v, this is's made for USA market.
 
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Old 12-04-17, 07:34 PM
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If it came with that cord it would be doubtful it would run on 120v.

Since you are from Poland you basically need a HD computer cord..... like below.
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This is listed for kettle use in European areas.


This would be the adapter you'd need to use your cord.
UNIVERSAL PLUG ADAPTER
 
 

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