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.
Plugs, sockets, adapters and the rest of the information you need to travel from Chile to Greece on this page. If you want a report with other countries, restart the wizard to find electrical adapters for your trip here.
You will be able to connect your plugs directly in Greece (but please read the other sections of this report, voltage, etc.). You may need an adapter for some plugs, it is usually easy to get adapters at destination if your plug is already used in the country. Sometimes different cities use different systems. You may need to do some more research. If you find more information, please let us know.
Type f plug
It is important to note that there are differences in current strength, frequency or volt measurement. Sometimes, even if the plug slots fit perfectly, it does not mean that the device is compatible, moreover, in the long run we could damage the device if the intensity of the voltage are not the same.
It is therefore very important to be sure of the type of voltage that we will find at the destination. Also, the adapters already perform the function of current transformation to ensure a correct transmission of frequency and voltage.
However, even if 2 countries operate with the same voltage there can always be a second problem: the shape of the plug. To ensure that the correct voltage is used and that the plug type works, a universal adapter will solve our problems.
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Plug in Italy
If the voltage in your country is between 220V – 250V (like in Europe, Australia and most of Asia) you can use your equipment. If your appliances are made only for 100V – 127V (like in the USA, Canada and most South American countries) you cannot use them and you will need a voltage converter or a voltage converter with a type C or F adapter. If the voltage frequency in your country is different from that in Greece (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, e.g. “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.