Dominican Republic

Are you planning to travel to the Dominican Republic? Check if you need a power plug adapter for the power sockets (outlets) used there. This website provides general information for people all over the world. If you live in the UK, please visit for more specific information.

Dominican Republic

  • Voltage: 120 V
  • Frequency: 60 Hz
  • Power sockets: type A / B

In the Dominican Republic the standard voltage is 120 V. The standard frequency is 60 Hz. The power sockets that are used are of type A / B. Below you find pictures of these power sockets and corresponding plugs.

Your need for an adapter depends on the voltage, frequency and power plugs in the country you live in. If you are not sure, you can select your country in the right column.

Voltage and frequency

You can use your electric appliances in the Dominican Republic, if the standard voltage in your country is in between 110V and 127V (as in the US, Canada and most South American countries). Manufacturers take small deviations (plus or minus 5%) into account. Be careful if you bring appliances from Japan (100V). If the standard voltage in your country is in the range of 220V - 240V (as in the UK, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia), you certainly need a power converter in the Dominican Republic. To be sure, check the label on the appliance. If it states 'INPUT: 100-240V, 50/60 Hz', it can be used in all countries of the world (like chargers for tablets/laptops, photo cameras, cell phones, toothbrushes).

If the frequency in the Dominican Republic (60 Hz) differs from the one in your country, it is not advised to use your appliances, but you can try at your own risk. Be especially careful with moving, rotating and time related appliances like clocks and electric fan heaters.

Power sockets and plugs

In the Dominican Republic the power sockets used are of type A / B:

In the Dominican Republic type A power plugs and sockets are used
Type A: Japanese plugs can be used in the US but often not the other way around
In the Dominican Republic type B power plugs and sockets are used
Type B: This socket also works with plug A

Your need for a power plug adapter depends also on the country you live in. Check this map to see the use of different plugs and sockets in the world.

Spread of Power Plugs and Sockets around the world

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