Are you planning to visit Jamaica? Check if you need a power plug adapter or voltage converter for the power sockets (outlets) used in Jamaica.
- You don't need a power plug adapter in Jamaica, 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 in Jamaica
In Jamaica the power plugs and sockets are of type A and B. The standard voltage is 110 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.
Power plug adapter needed in Jamaica?
In Jamaica 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 Jamaica. 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 Jamaica?
In Jamaica the standard voltage is 110 V and the frequency is 50 Hz. You can use your electric appliances in Jamaica, because the standard voltage (110 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 in Jamaica, when living in the United States of America.
The frequency in Jamaica (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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