Do You Know...that electric plugs look different in other countries?
The most common electric plug type is called Type C, which uses two circular prongs—137 countries use this type, including Europe, South America and much of Asia, according to the International Electrotechnical Commission.
But you won’t find it in the United States. We use Type A (two-pronged) and B (three-pronged) plugs, along with about 50 other countries including our neighbors Canada and Mexico, as well as places as far away as Thailand and Japan.
So if you’re traveling abroad, pack your passport and another must-have: a plug adaptor.
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