Is there more than one type of SA Plug?

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Jul 6th, 2015, 12:24 PM
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Is there more than one type of SA Plug?

I know that the South African plug is unique, but is there a second type? In a recent post, someone said that there was, but I can't find any info on it.
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Jul 6th, 2015, 05:27 PM
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Yes, there are two. Not sure if they are unique to SA - most SA stuff is English or Dutch as that's who colonized southern Africa. One is the same as England - that big three pronged thing. The other is a small two pin plug. We have an international kit with all the different plug types. Make sure your devices can convert the different current, otherwise you also need an electric converter (I can't remember what they are really called). We take so many devices, plug in flashlights, etc, we take an electric strip and the two adapters (or more) so we have enough plugs for the camera batteries, phones, flashlights, iPad, etc. We also make sure to have adapters for the car lighter for at least the camera and phone so we always have juice for them.
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Jul 7th, 2015, 12:28 AM
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"One is the same as England - that big three pronged thing. "

The only South African plug I've seen is indeed a big three pronged thing but it is NOT the same as England. The South African plug has round pins, the UK plug has rectangular pins.
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Jul 7th, 2015, 05:26 AM
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Hi!

I think this link is pretty helpful for traveling to Africa.

http://www.safariguideafrica.com/afr...lectric-plugs/

Hope this helps,
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Jul 7th, 2015, 04:15 PM
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The primary plug I've seen in SA is the 3 pronged round pin type. I've also seen the two prong continental Europe type. I didn't encounter the 3 prong UK type but that's not to say they don't also use that one.
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Jul 7th, 2015, 04:27 PM
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I am in error on that plug - I even have an SA electric kettle with the three round plugs, not flat. Just one more brain fart (it's summer, I have a lot of those in summer). Sorry.
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Jul 7th, 2015, 04:32 PM
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Christabir!

You're too hard on yourself! You are very helpful to posters!

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Jul 7th, 2015, 05:47 PM
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Thanks Dianne. But a brain fart is a brain fart. Everyone kindly corrected the error.
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