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Difference between American plug and European plug

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The American standard plug bracket is characterized by a round head and two flat heads, and the manufacturing standard is implemented according to the US standard. It is used in North America, Canada, Japan and Taiwan.


The European plug bracket is composed of two round heads, namely, ground wire and zero wire, and a flat head live wire. The manufacturing standard is in accordance with CE standards.


European standard plugs are used in Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Russia and most other European countries. The plugs are two cylinders with a span of 19mm. The grounding level is completed through the plugs on both sides.

European plug bracket                                                            American plug bracket

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