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Plug Types and Standards:

  • World Plug Standards: What plugs do they use in different countries (ie: Finland used Type "C", UK uses Type "G", and the States use Type "A" and "B")
  • NEMA Standards: What are the different kinds of NEMA plugs, and what are they rated for?
  • IEC Standards: what's the difference between a C12 and C15?  (aka: "IEC 60320")
  • Commando (IEC 60309): The locking versions of the C12's or C15's.  (the "blue/red/yellow" plugs)


  • WATTs: What's a watt?  How does it compare to a VA?