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Europlug Power Plug Standards

CEE 7/16 (See map below)


The standard 2-wire plug used in Class II, ungrounded, applications is popularly known as the Europlug, which is described in CEE 7/16. It will mate with any socket that accepts 4.0–4.8mm round contacts on 19mm centers. Countries that use the Europlug: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Spain, Portugal, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Greece, Turkey, Israel, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Rumania, Bulgaria, and Russia. Also used in the Middle East, most of Africa, South American and many developing nations.

This plug is generally limited for use in applications that require 2.5A or less. It is also unpolarized.

The Europlug power cord and cordset are designed for high-volume, end-consumer applications. If your application is above 2.5A, you should specify a Continental European power cord or cordset.

Note: The Europlug mates with all standard wall sockets used in Continental Europe.



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