Adapter needed

Do I need a travel adapter for a trip to the Dominican Republic?

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

Dominican Republic und Australia compared
Flag: Australia
IOutlets of type IOutlets
230 VoltVoltage
50 HertzFrequency
Flag: Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic
AOutlets of type ABOutlets of type BCOutlets of type COutlets
120 VoltVoltage
60 HertzFrequency
Country information

About the Dominican Republic

Flag: About the Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic is a country in America (Caribbean) with about 10.5 Millionen inhabitants on an area of almost 49 000 km². The capital of the Dominican Republic is Santo Domingo (3 Millionen inhabitants).

People in the country are mainly speaking Spanish.

The only neighbor of the Dominican Republic is Haiti.

TLD: .doCurrency: DOPCountry calling code: +1-809,1-829,1-849Country Code : DO
Power sockets

Which types of power plugs are used in the Dominican Republic?

The Dominican Republic uses power plugs of type A, B and C. Power outlets of type I, which are common in Australia, are not in use in the Dominican Republic.

Mains voltage

What is the Electricity Voltage in the Dominican Republic?

The voltage in the Dominican Republic is 120 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 the Dominican Republic, you should either not use your device there, or buy a voltage converter before departing.

Utility frequency

What is the utility frequency in the Dominican Republic?

The utility frequency in the Dominican Republic 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 the Dominican Republic, 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 the Dominican Republic, you should not use the device!

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