Power plugs and sockets used in United States of America


Are you visiting United States of America and you need to know if you need any adapter or converter for the power plugs and power sockets used in United States of America? Please select from which country you are to see if you need any adapters and/or converters in United States of America.



Electricity in United States of America

In United States of America they use the following plug and sockets types:

  • Type A
  • Type B
The voltage is 120V and the standard frequency is 60Hz.


Power plugs and sockets United States of America

The sockets and plugs used in United States of America are A, B. You can take a look at the pictures below to see how each plug and socket type looks.

Are the power plugs and sockets different from your home country click on the link below for a universal power plug adapter for United States of America

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Voltage and frequency used in United States of America

All sockets in United States of America provide a standard voltage of 120V with a frequency of 60Hz.



The standard frequency in United States of America is 60Hz . If this frequency is different than the frequency in your home country we do not recommend to use your electronic equipment in United States of America. But if the voltage is the same (120Hz) it is possible to use your equipment for a short time (AT YOUR OWN RISK). This specially applies on any moving, rotating or time related appliances.

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