Adapter needed

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

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

Cuba und Australia compared
Flag: Australia
IOutlets of type IOutlets
230 VoltVoltage
50 HertzFrequency
Flag: Cuba
AOutlets of type ABOutlets of type BCOutlets of type CLOutlets of type LOutlets
110 / 220 VoltVoltage
60 HertzFrequency
Power sockets

Which types of power plugs are used in Cuba?

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

Country information

About Cuba

Flag: About Cuba

Cuba is a country in America (Caribbean) with about 11 Millionen inhabitants on an area of almost 111 000 km². The capital of Cuba is Havana (2.1 Millionen inhabitants).

People in the country are mainly speaking Spanish.

Cuba does not have a neighbor country.

TLD: .cuCurrency: CUPCountry calling code: +53Country Code : CU
Mains voltage

What is the Electricity Voltage in Cuba?

The voltage in Cuba is not standardized. Depending on the region, sockets in Cuba supply electricity with a voltage of 110 or 220 volts.

The voltage consequently is sometimes 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 Cuba, you should either not use your device there, or buy a voltage converter before departing.

Utility frequency

What is the utility frequency in Cuba?

The utility frequency in Cuba is 60 Hertz.

The frequency, therefore, is higher than the 50 Hertz in use in Australia. This difference may not be a problem for most of your devices, but you still have to be cautious:

Devices that either measure time, or are equipped with moving and rotating parts, are particularly dangerous! So, if you plan to use shavers, heaters, kitchen appliances or alarm clocks in Cuba, read the instruction manuals to see if these devices are safe to use on the local utility frequency.

If the mains frequency specified in the manual or on the power supply is different from the rate used in Cuba, you should not use the device!