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Can someone tell me what kind of adapter I need for this plug?

I live in UK and need an adapter for this plug.

 

I don't think it's US as the sockets on US seem to have 1 big and 1 small prong...these are the same size.

 

What country is it? 

 

I thought it might be China but they use like a 3 way diagonal one.

 

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That's a US plug. Only certain devices/plugs will have one bigger prong and one smaller one. I forget exactly the reason why but generally small stuff like this doesn't have it.

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1 minute ago, kelvinhall05 said:

That's a US plug. Only certain devices/plugs will have one bigger prong and one smaller one. I forget exactly the reason why but generally small stuff like this doesn't have it.

no thats china, theres no holes in the metal things, like in usa

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1 minute ago, ComputerBuilder said:

no thats china, theres no holes in the metal things, like in usa

No, that's just one type of plug for locking the plug into the socket. It's not required.

https://www.worldstandards.eu/electricity/plugs-and-sockets/ab/

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i know china uses that plug

as i own a couple things that needs adapter

 

regardless, it's still AC so not like there's polarity

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33 minutes ago, Moonzy said:

i know china uses that plug

as i own a couple things that needs adapter

 

regardless, it's still AC so not like there's polarity

The wider prong is supposed to indicate which side is ground and which side is "hot" for devices that need a ground but don't have a third prong.

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7 hours ago, Actual_Criminal said:

I live in UK and need an adapter for this plug.

 

I don't think it's US as the sockets on US seem to have 1 big and 1 small prong...these are the same size.

 

What country is it? 

 

I thought it might be China but they use like a 3 way diagonal one.

 

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Seeing as how the text is Chinese, I'd say the adapter is Chinese. But the plug is compatible with Us/Canada plugs. (it's also wide Voltage input, so can be used without worry) 

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yup thats a standard north american plug.

what you're thinking of with one larger than the other is also a standard north american plug, that one is for things that are polarized (drills, some radios, exc.) and need the hot on one side whereas this plug you show a pic of can be inserted either way and it won't matter.

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5 minutes ago, airborne spoon said:

yup thats a standard north american plug.

what you're thinking of with one larger than the other is also a standard north american plug, that one is for things that are polarized (drills, some radios, exc.) and need the hot on one side whereas this plug you show a pic of can be inserted either way and it won't matter.

It's not north American. It's a type A plug. There are other places in the world that use it also. 

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2 minutes ago, Blue4130 said:

It's not north American. It's a type A plug. There are other places in the world that use it also. 

I've never, in any context heard of plugs referenced in "type A - N". I work with electricians and have wired up houses and all kinds of electronics for more years than i can remember. 

Plugs/outlets are either called by their proper name NEMA 1-15 in the case of the OP picture or for what you want to call a "type B" is a NEMA 5-15.

Or people call them by the countries they are mostly associated with like a NEMA 5-15 is north america, BS 1363 for England, BS 4573 europe, NZS 3112 for australia and asia. Just my .02 on naming conventions with electricity.

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8 hours ago, Moonzy said:

i know china uses that plug

as i own a couple things that needs adapter

 

regardless, it's still AC so not like there's polarity

China mostly uses type I not type A

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Just now, SnooedKiwi said:

China mostly uses type I not type A

Not really. For small electronics like this, it's all type a. 

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25 minutes ago, airborne spoon said:

I've never, in any context heard of plugs referenced in "type A - N". I work with electricians and have wired up houses and all kinds of electronics for more years than i can remember. 

Plugs/outlets are either called by their proper name NEMA 1-15 in the case of the OP picture or for what you want to call a "type B" is a NEMA 5-15.

Or people call them by the countries they are mostly associated with like a NEMA 5-15 is north america, BS 1363 for England, BS 4573 europe, NZS 3112 for australia and asia. Just my .02 on naming conventions with electricity.

Nema is north American only though, so if you live in the west, it makes sense that you only use nema specs. I don't live in USA so I don't know nema codes. 

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8 hours ago, Moonzy said:

regardless, it's still AC so not like there's polarity

It supports 230V 50Hz,so it will work with a US-UK adapter.

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10 hours ago, Grabhanem said:

The wider prong is supposed to indicate which side is ground and which side is "hot" for devices that need a ground but don't have a third prong.

I need to correct your post as you are half correct, 

The wide blade is common(Neutral), not ground.

There is a big difference between common(Neutral) and ground.

 

 

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10 hours ago, Actual_Criminal said:

I live in UK and need an adapter for this plug.

 

I don't think it's US as the sockets on US seem to have 1 big and 1 small prong...these are the same size.

 

What country is it? 

 

I thought it might be China but they use like a 3 way diagonal one.

 

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That's japanese

Sorry wrong that's US plug
https://www.pchub.com/huawei-hw-120200c01-ac-adapter-5v-12v-hw-120200c01-white-p204235

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8 minutes ago, Blue4130 said:

Not US. Multi region. I am in China and use the same plug. 

They have the triangle thing the prong thing and thing hole thing all in one. Three outlets in one seems only UK plug missing in China outlet. Spec sheet says is US. As it's input range voltage I guess it work everywhere you can stuck it on.

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3 minutes ago, zhnu said:

They have the triangle thing the prong thing and thing hole thing all in one. Three outlets in one seems only UK plug missing in China outlet. Spec sheet says is US.

There is no such thing as a "us" plug. There are plugs compatible with certain standards. As stated above, USA uses nema, which is the same as one of the plugs in China. This particular plug is compatible with both areas due to wide voltage input. But with the text being only Chinese, I would guess it was originally from China. If it was US origin, it would have English. 

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Thanks for the comments everyone. 

 

It's worrying that there is so many conflicting answers on a tech forum 😅

 

I bought this adapter anyway and works a charm.

 

 

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Still, would be nice to know whether it is US to UK or China to UK? 🤔

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4 hours ago, Actual_Criminal said:

Thanks for the comments everyone. 

 

It's worrying that there is so many conflicting answers on a tech forum 😅

 

I bought this adapter anyway and works a charm.

 

 

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Still, would be nice to know whether it is US to UK or China to UK? 🤔

The lack of USA certification codes (and English) mean its not USA. The Chinese characters should be a dead giveaway. 

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23 hours ago, airborne spoon said:

I've never, in any context heard of plugs referenced in "type A - N". I work with electricians and have wired up houses and all kinds of electronics for more years than i can remember. 

Plugs/outlets are either called by their proper name NEMA 1-15 in the case of the OP picture or for what you want to call a "type B" is a NEMA 5-15.

Or people call them by the countries they are mostly associated with like a NEMA 5-15 is north america, BS 1363 for England, BS 4573 europe, NZS 3112 for australia and asia. Just my .02 on naming conventions with electricity.

I have never heard about any of those. 

Most people just call the European one for Schuko.

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On 12/1/2020 at 5:07 PM, Actual_Criminal said:

Thanks for the comments everyone. 

 

It's worrying that there is so many conflicting answers on a tech forum 😅

 

I bought this adapter anyway and works a charm.

 

 

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20201201_171051.jpg

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Still, would be nice to know whether it is US to UK or China to UK? 🤔

For that particular plug type, it will work at both.

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On 12/1/2020 at 12:07 PM, Actual_Criminal said:

Still, would be nice to know whether it is US to UK or China to UK? 🤔

its a hwuei charger so its from china.

china, japan and the us

use the same connector just that china has different HZ (china has 50hz and us and japan has 60hz)

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second its a switching power supply and the uk has a 50hz rating at 230v

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