American 3 pin plug

Type B Electrical Outlet (American 3 pin Plug)

Type B Electrical Receptacle

Countries Using Type B Electric Plug

Information on the Type B American 3-pin Electrical Adapter Plug and Electrical Outlet

The Type B electrical plug has two flat parallel blades like the Type A, but also has a round grounding or earth pin that grounds the device before the power is connected. The neutral blade is wider than the live blade to ensure proper insertion.

American 3 pin plug
All of the noted for Type A except Bangladesh, Bolivia, Cambodia, China, Dominican Republic, Korea, Liberia, Maldives, Peru, St. Vincent, Tahiti, Thailand, Vietnam, Yemen. Also found in Azores, Belize, Trinidad and Tobago.

Information on The Type B Electrical Outlet

The technical name for the Type B is NEMA 5-15 (North American 15 A/125 V ground ed). It is also called the North American 3-pin. The ground pin is longer than the live and neutral blades, so the device is grounded before the power is connected. The Type B outlet has a ground at the bottom, the neutral slot to the left, and the live slot to the right. This outlet can also be installed with the ground at the top or to either side. Japan also uses a Type B similar to the North American, but it is less common than the Type A equivalent.

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