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Power plug type B

Electric socket and plug B An electrical socket & plug type B are used in: the United States, Canada, Mexico, China, Venezuela, and other countries. For a complete list of countries using a Type B plug, see below.

This type of electrical plug is grounded. It has two flat pins (one of which is smaller) and a third round pin is for grounding. The grounding pin is slightly longer so that the device is grounded before plugging in. The type B socket is designed up to 15Amp. The type B plug is different from the type B socket in Japan.
Power Plug type B is not compatible with any other type. To connect your devices you will need a type B.

Countries that use an power outlet / plug type B

List of countries that use wall socket type B. Some countries use more than one type of electrical outlet. Click on a country to see more information about the electrical outlets used in the selected country.