Electric Current Abroad
To assist U.S. manufacturers, exporters and individuals living or traveling
abroad, this publication lists the characteristics of electric current
available and the type of attachment plugs used in most countries. It
is an update of a similar handbook published in 1991. The tables indicate
the type of current (alternating or direct current), number of phases,
frequency (hertz), and voltage, as well as the stability of the frequency
and the number of wires to a commercial or residential installation.
This information pertains to domestic and commercial service only. It
does not apply to special commercial installations involving relatively
high voltage requirements or to industrial installations.
Current Abroad (178 KB)
||Reproduced from the 1998 Edition of "Electric Current
U.S. Department of Commerce International Trade