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  • Where is Type G used?

  • Type G is mainly used in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Cyprus, Malta, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong and the Arabian Peninsula. (Click here for the full list of all countries that use type G)

  • How many AMPS is a Type G plug?

  • Most would have a 13 amps one, too big for computers for example. Type G plugs and sockets started appearing in 1946 and the standard was first published in 1947.

  • When did Type G outlets come into use in the UK?

  • By the end of the 1950s, it had replaced the earlier type D outlets (BS 546) in new installations in the UK, and by the end of the 1960s, most earlier installations had been rewired to the new standard. Type G wall sockets almost always include switches for extra safety.

  • What is a Type G fuse?

  • TYPE G. In the UK, the power sockets in a house are connected by means of ring circuits, which are protected by 32 A circuit breakers. This type of wiring is rarely used outside the UK and requires the use of fused plugs. Small appliances, like mobile phone chargers, usually have a 3 A cartridge fuse inside the plug; heavy duty appliances,…

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