Are you planning to visit Costa Rica? Check if you need a power plug adapter or voltage converter for the power sockets (outlets) used in Costa Rica.
- You don't need a power plug adapter in Costa Rica, when living in the United States of America.
Below you find pictures of the applied power sockets and corresponding plugs. And we provide more information about the voltage and frequency.
Electricity in Costa Rica
In Costa Rica the power plugs and sockets are of type A and B. The standard voltage is 120 V and the standard frequency is 60 Hz.
Power plug adapter needed in Costa Rica?
In Costa Rica the power plugs and 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 in Costa Rica. Your power plugs fit. We recommend you to pack a 3 to 2 prong adapter in case type B sockets are not available.
Buy a power plug (travel) adapter
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 in Costa Rica?
In Costa Rica the standard voltage is 120 V and the frequency is 60 Hz. You can use your electric appliances in Costa Rica, because the standard voltage (120 V) is the same as in the United States of America. So you don't need a voltage converter in Costa Rica, when living in the United States of America.
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.
Travel adapters from Amazon
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