Adapter needed

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

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

Haiti und Australia compared
Flag: Australia
IOutlets of type IOutlets
230 VoltVoltage
50 HertzFrequency
Flag: Haiti
AOutlets of type ABOutlets of type BOutlets
110 VoltVoltage
60 HertzFrequency
Power sockets

Which types of power plugs are used in Haiti?

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

Country information

About Haiti

Flag: About Haiti

Haiti is a country in America (Caribbean) with about 10.1 Millionen inhabitants on an area of almost 28 000 km². The capital of Haiti is Port-au-Prince (1.3 Millionen inhabitants).

People in the country are mainly speaking Haitian and French.

The only neighbor of Haiti is the Dominican Republic.

TLD: .htCurrency: USDCountry calling code: +509Country Code : HT
Mains voltage

What is the Electricity Voltage in Haiti?

The voltage in Haiti is 110 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 Haiti, you should either not use your device there, or buy a voltage converter before departing.

Utility frequency

What is the utility frequency in Haiti?

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