Sockets in France
That is why the first thing is to know what to use and what not to use when you go on a trip to a country with a totally different culture and traditions, so that you can enjoy it to the fullest without thinking about things that you did not take into account as it happens to many.
And is that we just have to keep in mind that in the countries are different power adapters and so you do not have to look for which of these applies to plugs in France we will specify in this article everything you need to know for what plugs are used in France.
The type of plug in France is the E plug which also applies to type C plugs which are used in Europe and handle the same voltage so you could use your plug block anywhere on the continent. Other appliances need certain special adapters for the type of voltage they require, one of these could be perhaps a hair dryer which requires a certain type of voltage.
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In France , the plugs and sockets are of type C or E. Type C has two round pins and type E has two round pins and a hole for the grounding pin of the plug.
If the voltage in your country is between 220V – 250V (as in Europe, Australia and most of Asia) you can use your equipment. If your appliances are only made for 100V – 127V (as in the USA, Canada and most South American countries) you cannot use them and will need a voltage converter or a voltage converter with a type C or E adapter. If the voltage frequency in your country is different from that in France (230 V), some devices may not work properly.
Check the device markings before traveling. Each electrical device has a label (often on the charger) indicating in which volt and frequency range it operates, for example “INPUT: 100-240V, 50/60 Hz”. If this range is also found in the destination country, you do not need a voltage converter, just check the type of plug / socket. More information about the voltage converter can be found here.
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There are at least 14 different types of plugs in the world, something that forces tourists to travel equipped with adapters, and online shoppers to check the compatibility of appliances before purchasing them in other markets. If you are in France or have recently traveled there, you will have seen that hotels and homes have the so-called French plug. For this reason, Simon has created an exhaustive selection of French plugs.
At Simon you can find high quality French plug sockets. These bases are manufactured with metal components that carry halogen-free thermoplastic insulation and are compatible with the different mechanisms offered by Simon in its corresponding ranges.
On the other hand, if you are looking for covers for these French sockets, we also have these products. Of them we emphasize those that incorporate some safety devices that carry French side grounding.
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The main reason why not all countries use the same type of plugs is due to a non-globalized technological development and to the fact that it has not been possible to reach a consensus to homogenize them among manufacturers and countries.
Looking back, the race to popularize the use of electricity began at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. However, at that time it was impossible to predict that the world would change so much and that we would travel around the world loaded with electrical appliances.
The result is that today there are 16 different types of plugs in the world. Each of them is given a letter to name it. We can find from the type A plug to the type N plug. We are going to repair all the plug models in the world.
The type C is composed of two round and parallel pins while in the wall socket we find the two holes where it is connected. What we colloquially know as the male and the female, expression that we use for most of the cable connections.