Electrical Plugs – Types A, B, C, D, E, F, F/G, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N

Volex is a leading manufacturer and supplier of power cord related products such as Plug Types (A, B, C, D, E, F, F/G, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N). Volex sells these various plug types to manufacturers for a broad range of electrical and electronic devices, equipment, appliances, and many other applications.

Whether the end-use requires frequent plugging and unplugging, or plug and forget, Volex will have the right electrical plug product solution to meet specific design requirements.

Volex offers the following Plug Types (A, B, C, D, E, F, F/G, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N) products portfolio below:

  • Type A Plugs (NEMA 1-15)
  • Type B Plugs (NEMA 5-15)
  • Type C Plugs (EU 2 Ungrounded)
  • Type D Plugs (British 5A/13A)
  • Type E Plugs (EU CEE7/5)
  • Type F Plugs (EU CEE7/4)
  • Type F/G Plugs (EU (CEE7/7)
  • Type G Plugs (British 13A)
  • Type H Plugs (Israel/Thai 16A/250V)
  • Type I Plugs (Australasian/China/Argentina)
  • Type J Plugs (Swiss)
  • Type K Plugs (Danish 13A/250V)
  • Type L Plugs (Italian)
  • Type N Plugs (IEC 60906-1)

They can also be called: NEMA 1-15P plugs, NEMA 5-15P plugs, Class 1 plugs, Class 2 plugs, 2 pole plugs, 2 pin plugs, 3 pole plugs, 3 pin plugs, 2 pin plugs with earth, 2 pin plugs with ground, Schuko plugs, UK plugs.

Electrical Plugs – Types A, B, C, D, E, F, F/G, G, H, I, J, K, L, N Technical Information

Volex plug types, including type A, B, C, D, E, F, F/G, G, H, I, J, K, L, and N, are offered with many different options and customisations. For each product line, customisation options include:

  • Plug overmould profile and finishes to promote brand identity, improve ease-of-use, and aesthetics
  • Enhanced performance through design to withstand end-application abuses
  • Suitable selection of components, or raw materials, making products more environmentally friendly
  • Embedded solutions (i.e. thermistors, choke suppressors, fuse) for improved performance and/or safer use

Applications / Markets for Electrical Plugs Types (A, B, C, D, E, F, F/G, G, H, I, J, K, L, N)

Volex electric plugs and power cords are used in a wide variety of applications and markets. Examples include:

Business and IT Peripherals

  • Desktops
  • Laptops and Notebooks
  • Monitors
  • Point of Sale Systems
  • Printers
  • Tablets
  • Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS)

Consumer Electronics

  • Game Consoles
  • Projectors
  • Sound Systems
  • Televisions

DIY and Other Equipment and Appliances

  • Extension Cords
  • Power Tools
  • Pressure Washers
  • Replacement Power Cords
  • Sewing Machines
  • Water and Air Pumps

Domestic Appliances

  • Air Conditioners
  • Dryers
  • Microwave Ovens
  • Refrigerators and Freezers
  • Steam Irons
  • Vacuum Cleaners
  • Washing Machines


  • Clinical Diagnostics
  • Imaging
  • Medical Therapy Systems
  • Patient Care Systems
  • Patient Monitoring
  • Surgical Systems

Personal Care

  • Hair Curlers and Dryers
  • Massagers
  • Trimmers and Shavers

What are Electrical Plugs with Type Designations A, B, C, D, E, F, F/G, G, H, I, J, K, L, N?

Each plug type is designated by letter for use in various countries to protect end users and appliances by ensuring plug compatibility with the specific country sockets and its corresponding current and voltage ratings. All Volex electrical plugs and power cords have passed all reliability tests required by every country’s safety standards. Each plug bears the country’s mandatory safety marks.

Regions / Countries Plug Types A B C D E F G H I J K L M N
Argentina IRAM X
Australia SAA X X
Cambodia ISC X X
China CCC X X
Denmark DEMKO X X X X
Europe ENEC X X X
Gulf GCC X
Hong Kong ITS X X
India BIS X X X
Indonesia SNI X X
Israel SII X
Italy IMQ X X X
Japan PSE X X
Korea KC X X
Malaysia SIRIM X X
North America UL/cUL, CSA X X
Russia EAC X X
Saudi Arabia SASO/GCC X
Singapore CPS X X X
South-Africa SABS X
Switzerland SEV X X
Thailand TIS X
Taiwan BSMI X X
United Kingdom ASTA X X

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Features of Volex Electrical Plugs and Power Cords

Volex electrical plugs of with designations A, B, C, D, E, F, F/G, G, H, I, J, K, L, N offer different features to suit customer needs.

  • Various conductor sizes and types to meet required ampere rating and application
  • Cable free end options (blunt cut, sheath and stripped, sheath and retain, sheath, stripped and twist or tinned, etc.)
  • Connector options (fast-on terminals, IEC standard, or V-Lock connectors)
  • Custom logo on plugs and connectors in desired colours
  • Packaging (labels, binding or hanking, individual or master packaging)
  • Product environmental compliance (RoHS or ROHS 2, phthalate-free, halogen-free, etc.)

Why Choose Volex for Electrical Plugs and Power Cords

Volex customers of electrical plugs, including types A, B, C, D, E, F, F/G, G, H, I, J, K, L, and N, benefit from strong technical expertise and global manufacturing and delivery. The Volex global factory footprint, which includes tariff-free manufacturing sites, an efficient global supply chain, and logistics support, enables reduced product lead times and efficient cost management. Volex engineering teams can customise electric plugs and power cords to a customer’s specific requirements and provide quick-turn custom design samples supported by skilled local sales and field applications engineering (FAE) teams.

Dynamic design and development capabilities support our diverse product portfolios. Rigid reliability tests, and 100% electrical tests, ensure total product performance. Volex always strives to fulfil customer expectations in the best way possible.

Reasons to select Volex for electrical plugs include:

  • Volex is a trusted name in quality and performance which is represented in all its products
  • Volex is consistently one of the biggest power cord makers in the world
  • Strong design capability allows Volex to meet the highest cosmetic standards and pass the most stringent test requirements on its products
  • Volex applies the best product features and manufacturing processes to achieve the highest product performance and reliability.
  • In-house capability to extrude cables and PVC compounding offers better control of quality, faster product launches, and shorter delivery lead-times.

Contact Volex for Electric Plugs

Contact Volex for further assistance with electrical plugs and power cords of all designations.