Set of dimensioned drawings of the Type B Plug & Socket labeled in plan and elevation

The Type B Plug & Socket is a 3 plug socket primarily used in USA, Canada, Mexico, and Japan. The Type B Plug & Socket is grounded, has an amp rating of 15 A, voltage range of 100-127 V, and is compatible with plug types A and B.

The outer pins of the Type B Plug & Socket have a width of .06” (1.5 mm), heights of .25”-.31” (6.3-7.9 mm), and lengths of .625”-.72” (15.875-18.23 mm). The two pins are set .5” (12.7 mm) apart, while the earth pin is centered and spaced .47” (11.9 mm) vertically from the others. The earth pin has a diameter of .19” (4.8 mm) and length of .84” (21.4 mm).


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Pins: 3

Used in: USA, Canada, Mexico, and Japan

Compatibility: Types A and B

Amp Rating: 15 A

Circuit: Grounded

Voltage: 100-127 V

Pin Width: .06” | 1.5 mm

Pin Height: .25”-.31” | 6.3-7.9 mm

Pin Length: .625”-.72” | 15.875-18.23 mm
Earth Pin Width: .19” | 4.8 mm

Earth Pin Length: .84” | 21.4 mm
Pin Centers: .5” | 12.7 mm

Earth Pin Vertical Center: .47” | 11.9 mm



Drawings include:
Type B Plug & Socket socket elevation, plug plan, plug elevation

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Plugs and electrical sockets provide electric equipment connection to the alternating current (AC) power supply in buildings and at other various sites and devices. Standard systems of plugs and sockets differ across the world, and vary in voltage, current rating, shape, size, and connector type.