Type L

What is Plug Type L?

Plug and Socket Type L
Plug Type L

Plug Type L is a type of electrical plug that has two round pins with a grounding earthing pin. These plugs typically have Vde certification for safety and are designed to operate with equipment rated up to 10 Amps at 250 Volts AC.

The two round pins that are 19mm apart from each other with a grounding earthen pin at the base. The pins are usually held together by a plastic or metal casing which helps to ensure safe contact between the plug and socket. This type of electrical connection outlet can also be identified by its black colouring.

Plug Type L is commonly used in the installations where industrial machinery or electronic equipment require more power than what is delivered by other standard outlets such as those of types A, B or C.

What countries use Plug Type L?

Plug Type L is used mainly in Argentina, Chile and Uruguay as the primary power source for both residential and commercial buildings. However, it can be found installed in other countries such as Brazil, Paraguay, Bolivia, Ecuador and Peru.

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

  • Argentina
  • Bolivia
  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • Ecuador
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Uruguay

Where did Plug Type L come from?

Plug Type L was first developed in Argentina back in the late 1950s, when it began to be used as a substitute for the plug type D and other types of plugs. Over time, this type of plug became more popular and spread to other countries in South America where its use is now widespread.

Can I get a Plug Type L travel adapter?

Yes, you can easily get plug type L travel adapters from different retailers. These are easy to carry and use and they allow you to connect your appliances to different outlets around the world. They usually have an adaptor with a two-pronged plug on one side which connects into the Plug Type L outlet and another adaptor with a regular three-point socket on the other side which allows you to plug in your appliance.