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Adapter Guide - Type I

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Type I Travel Adapter

The Type I Travel adapter is compatible only with Type I sockets.
The universal receptacle of the adapter accepts plugs from devices of every country of the world.
Works in:
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • Argentina
  • China

(see complete list of countries below)

How to identify Type I Adapter and Socket?

Type I Adapter

Type I Adapter

Type I Socket

Technical specification
  • The Type I Adapter has 3 long, thin flat pins arranged in an inverted triangular shape that looks like a V.
  • The third lowermost pin is the grounding pin and there are Type I plugs without the grounding pin (plug with only 2 pins) as well.
  • Type I adapters are rated 220-240 V and 10 A.
  • While using the adapter in Australia, their standard rating is 10 A but sockets rated 15 A are also found and the hole for the ground pin is wider in the 15 A socket accordingly.
  • So make sure that your adapter is rated for 10 A since a smaller ground pin will fit into the 15 A socket but a larger 15 A ground pin on the adapter will not go into the 10 A socket.
Guidelines for use
  • Step 1

    Make sure the device you need to charge or use is switched off.

  • Step 2

    Check the Voltage guide to see if yo uneed a Voltage Converter

  • Step 3

    If you require a Voltage Converter, then plug your device cable or charger into the Voltage Converter first and then plug the Voltage Converter into your Type I Travel Adapter.

  • Step 4

    If you aren't using a Converter, plug the device cable/charger directly into the Type I Travel Adapter.

  • Step 5

    If there's a switch beside the wall socket, make sure it is in the OFF position before you plug in your device.

  • Step 6

    Plug the Travel Adaper into the soecket and voila, your device will start working!.

  • Step 7

    If you have a dual device adapter and want to plug in your second device, remove the adapter from the wall socket and then repeat Seps 4 to 6.

List of countries with Type I

Below is a list of countries that the Type I adapter can be used in along with their voltages & frequencies. You can check for your devices' voltage requirements here to see if you need a voltage converter.

Country Voltage Frequency