Electric Current Worldwide
This site offers characteristics of electric current for most world countries.
This information is provided as a service to manufacturers of electrical devices and equipment for export, exporters of such electrical devices and equipment,
and those who intend to operate such devices in countries other than those where the equipment originated.
This information pertains only to domestic and commercial service.
This information does not apply to special commercial installations involving relatively high voltage
requirements or to industrial installations. There is some possibility of errors or omissions, for which the Department of Commerce cannot assume responsibility. This information should not
be taken as final in the case of industrial or highly specialized commercial installations. It would be impossible for the Department of Commerce to maintain complete data on every foreign industrial installation.
For special equipment for commercial use or heavy equipment for industrial use, the current characteristics for the area of installation should be obtained from the end user.
This site was prepared by the Office of Trade and Industry
Information in the International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce.
This information was compiled from reports from U.S. Commercial Service posts worldwide and U.S. embassy and consulate personnel of
the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State in 2003 and 2004. Where in-country U.S. government sources were not available, information was borrowed from John Barnes' Web site,
Robust Electronic Design. We are grateful for his permission to
use his data and encourage users to consult his site for more in-depth information.
Links to Web sites outside the U.S. federal government or the use of trade, firm, or corporation names within the International
Trade Administration Web sites are for the convenience of the user. Such use does not constitute an official endorsement or approval by the U.S. Commerce Department of any private sector Web site, product, or service.
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