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When you travel around the world with your electrical devices, you surely must have met many difficulties with the different types of plugs and sockets in various countries. You must have bought a set of adaptors in order to be sure that your device can be loaded and used in your host country. Until recently, Brazil had a great variety of plugs and sockets that were not always compatible with each other. At present, they have a standard plug and socket combination, which is known as type N. The European C type plug perfectly fits in the N type socket, but N type plug won’t fit in the C type sockets. And not to talk about the American A & B type or the British G type! The photograph shows a selfmade network of interconnected wires and an example of the previously used C type socket. In addition, two different voltages – 127 and 220 V – are being used in Brazil. In Minas Gerais, the standard voltage is 127 volts.
© Adriano Antoine Robbesom 2012, 2017