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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,…