Type E

What is Plug Type E?

Plug Type E is a type of electrical plug used commonly in France, Belgium and some other parts of Europe.

Plug and Socket Type E
Plug Type E

It has three round pins arranged in a triangle formation, two on the top and one on the bottom. This type of plug requires a Type E socket, which is slightly wider than other European sockets.

It is not compatible with any other types of sockets used in Europe or the rest of the world, so it is important to check your power supply before travelling. Plug Type E is also known as a French Standard or CEE 7/5 plug. This type of plug has been around since 1973 and is still used by many people today.

Because it can only be used in French-speaking countries, it may be hard to find an adapter if you plan to travel outside those areas.

What countries use Plug Type E?

Plug Type E is most commonly found in France, Belgium and Luxembourg. It is also used in some parts of Switzerland, Monaco, North Africa, French Polynesia and some other European countries. In France, it may still be referred to as the ‘old plug’ due to its age compared to other plugs popularly used today. There are some areas where a different type of plug is used but this can vary from region to region.

List of all countries that use plug type E around the world:

  • France
  • Belgium
  • Luxembourg
  • Switzerland
  • Monaco
  • North Africa
  • French Polynesia
  • Andorra
  • Netherlands (limited areas)
  • Germany (limited areas)
  • Spain (limited areas)
  • Portugal (limited areas)

Where did Plug Type E come from?

Plug Type E was first introduced in 1973 by the CEE 7/5 standard, which is a set of guidelines sponsored by the European Committee for Standardization (CEN). This plug has since been replaced by other types of plugs but it is still widely used in France and other French-speaking countries.

Can I get a Plug Type E travel adapter?

Yes, you can get a Plug Type E travel adapter. Travel adapters are designed to fit different electrical sockets around the world so they will work with Plug Type E. However, make sure that you check your power supply before travelling as some areas may require a different type of plug or adapter. It is also important to make sure that the adapter you buy is compatible with your device’s voltage. This will ensure that all your devices and appliances are safe to use.