Adapter needed

Do I need a travel adapter for a trip to Barbados?

Yes, you need a travel adapter (plug adapter) for a trip from Australia to Barbados. In Barbados, people are using different power plugs and power outlets that are not compatible with plugs from Australia!

Barbados und Australia compared
Flag: Australia
IOutlets of type IOutlets
230 VoltVoltage
50 HertzFrequency
Flag: Barbados
AOutlets of type ABOutlets of type BOutlets
115 VoltVoltage
50 HertzFrequency
Power sockets

Which types of power plugs are used in Barbados?

Barbados uses power plugs of type A and B. Power outlets of type I, which are common in Australia, are not in use in Barbados.

Country information

About Barbados

Flag: About Barbados

Barbados is a country in America (Caribbean) with about 291 000 inhabitants on an area of almost 430 km². The capital of Barbados is Bridgetown (99 000 inhabitants).

People in the country are mainly speaking English.

Barbados does not have a neighbor country.

TLD: .bbCurrency: BBDCountry calling code: +1-246Country Code : BB
Mains voltage

What is the Electricity Voltage in Barbados?

The voltage in Barbados is 115 volts.

The voltage, therefore, is lower than the 230 volts in Australia. This difference means that you have to be cautious when using electrical devices purchased in Australia:

You should read the instruction manual of your device and check at which voltage it is safe to use.

If the voltage stated in the user's manual or on the device's power supply differs from the mains voltage in Barbados, you should either not use your device there, or buy a voltage converter before departing.

Utility frequency

What is the utility frequency in Barbados?

The utility frequency in Barbados is 50 Hertz.

The frequency, therefore, is the same as in Australia. That's why it is safe to use all your electric appliances in Barbados.