Are you planning to visit Barbados? Check if you need a power plug adapter or voltage converter for the power sockets (outlets) used on Barbados.
- You don't need a power plug adapter on Barbados, when living in the United States of America.
- Be extra careful with certain appliances because of the difference in frequency.
Below you find pictures of the applied power sockets and corresponding plugs. And we provide more information about the voltage and frequency.
Electricity on Barbados
On Barbados the power plug sockets are of type A and B. The standard voltage is 115 V and the frequency is 50 Hz.
Power plug adapter needed on Barbados?
On Barbados the power plug sockets are of type A and B. Check out the following pictures. When living in the United States of America you don't need a power plug adapter on Barbados. Your power plugs fit. We recommend you to pack a 3 to 2 prong adapter in case type B sockets are not available.
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We don't sell power plug adapters. We refer you to Amazon, where you will find a great selection of travel adapters.
You can also check the map to see the use of different plugs and sockets in the world.
Voltage converter needed on Barbados?
On Barbados the standard voltage is 115 V and the frequency is 50 Hz. You can use your electric appliances on Barbados, because the standard voltage (115 V) is (more or less) the same as in the United States of America (120 V). Manufacturers take these small deviations into account. So you don't need a voltage converter on Barbados, when living in the United States of America.
The frequency on Barbados (50 Hz) differs from the frequency in the United States of America (60 Hz). It is not advised to use your appliances, but you could (at your own risk) try for a short time. Be especially careful with moving, rotating and time related appliances like clocks, shavers and electric fan heaters.
To be sure, check the label on the appliance. Some appliances never need a converter. If the label states 'INPUT: 100-240V, 50/60 Hz' the appliance can be used in all countries in the world. This is common for chargers of tablets/laptops, photo cameras, cell phones, toothbrushes, etc.
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