Tmvel Grounded Universal Plug Adapter Type M for South Africa & more - High Quality - CE Certified - RoHS Compliant available on August 04 2016 from Amazon for 3.45
UPC bar code 609465105123 ξ1 registered November 18 2014
Product category is Electronic Wireless
Manufacturered by LiteFuze Wonpro
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Rated: 15A/250V, Insulated Voltage-Proof: 3 KV Shell: ABS (UL-94HB), Plug Plate: ABS (UL-94VO) Safety Certification: CE Marking Quality Certification: ISO 9001:2000 T-2000-2 B2, ANSI-RAB, BQR This product is a passive device and does not convert voltage. Any item plugged in must already be compatible with the voltage being supplied by the socket. This plug adapter changes the shape of an appliance's plug so that can plug into a "Type M " South African SABS1661 ("Large" 15 amp BS-546) socket. The receptacle end of the adapter can accept any standard household plug type from any country, except this same South African plug. The plug end is a "Type M " South African SABS1661 ("Large" 15 amp BS-546) plug. The adapter's live and neutral pins are 7mm in diameter and spaced 25mm apart, and the grounding pin is 8.7mm in diameter. The plug is polarized and grounded. Compatibility This travel plug adapter is compatible with "Type M " South African SABS1661 ("Large" 15 amp BS-546) sockets. This is an old British standard which is still the primary household socket type in South Africa. It can also be encountered in some locations in several other countries as well, despite not being "the standard" in those countries. The "Type M " South African plug and socket is not to be confused with the "Type D " Indian plug and socket. In pictures, they look very similar, but the South African type is much larger than the Indian type, and they are physically incompatible. Since the "Type M" large South African and the Indian "Type D" small versions of the old British BS-546 standard are so closely related, often confused, and often both used in the same areas, it is strongly advised that if you're going to a place that uses one of these two types, you should bring an adapter for both types unless you're absolutely sure that your specific location will be wired with only one of the two.
This is a great product and is reasonably priced. However, while you can use US plugs with this, you cannot use UK plugs - even though the UK plug will fit into the adapter. Instead, when you arrive in South Africa, you'll have to go to the local market (convenience store, grocery store, whatever) and buy an adapter for the UK plugs. They're easy to find, and I paid about R15.