Europlug

The Europlug (CEE 7/16) is a flat, two-pole domestic AC power plug that is generally supplied moulded on the end of an appliance's flex or a power cord, designed for voltages up to 250 V and currents up to 2.5 A. It was designed such that it can safely be used in the domestic power sockets of all European countries, except for the BS 1363 system found in Britain, Cyprus, Gibraltar, Ireland and Malta.

Read more about Europlug:  History, Design Considerations, Details, Incompatibility With UK and Irish Sockets

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Europlug - Incompatibility With UK and Irish Sockets
... The Europlug is not compatible with British BS 13 ... A sockets for three reasons BS 1363 sockets contain a child-safety shutter and need an earth pin or a combination of pins to be inserted before ... Europlugs are not designed to contain fuses or switches ... protected with a fast-acting 10–16A circuit breaker, a current limit that even Europlug cords can support briefly in fault situations ...
IEC 60906-1 - Dimensions
... and II plugs' shapes are similar to the Europlug their front profile is also a flat hexagon, but it is slightly thicker. 2-pin Class II plug is with only 14 mm slightly slimmer (the Europlug is only 0.3 mm smaller) ... base of the live and neutral pin (as on the Europlug) ...
AC Power Plugs And Sockets - Types in Present Use - Europlug Compatible Standards - Soviet Standard GOST 7396 C 1 (6 A or 16 A /250 V Ungrounded)
... used in modern Russia, has pin dimensions and spacing equal to the Europlug, but lacks the insulation sleeves ... Unlike the Europlug, it is rated 6 A ... The corresponding 6 A socket accepts the Europlug, but not others as the 4.5 holes are too small to accept the 4.8 mm pins of CEE 7/4, CEE 7/5 or CEE 7/7 ...
AC Power Plugs And Sockets - Types in Present Use - Europlug Compatible Standards - CEE 7/16 Europlug
... For more details on this topic, see Europlug ... This two-pin plug is popularly known as the Europlug ... The Europlug itself is used in class II applications throughout continental Europe ...