CableMaster manufactures power cords to meet the safety requirements of South Africa and meet SABS agency approvals. There are two different plugs types common in South Africa. SANS 164-3 (small) 3 prong 6 amp and SANS 164-1 (large) 3 prong 16 amp. The South African SANS Standard is the same as the old BS546 plug standard. Voltage in Italy is 230 Volt 50 Hertz. Amperage is based on the gauge of cord that is used in conjunction with the plug.