Adapter needed

Do I need a travel adapter for a trip to Saint Martin?

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

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

Which types of power plugs are used in Saint Martin?

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

Country information

About Saint Martin

Flag: About Saint Martin

Saint Martin is a country in America (Caribbean) with about 40 000 inhabitants on an area of almost 54 km². The capital of Saint Martin is Philipsburg (1 000 inhabitants).

People in the country are mainly speaking Dutch; Flemish and English.

The only neighbor of Saint Martin is St. Martin.

TLD: .sxCurrency: ANGCountry calling code: +1-721Country Code : SX
Mains voltage

What is the Electricity Voltage in Saint Martin?

The voltage in Saint Martin 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 Saint Martin, you should either not use your device there, or buy a voltage converter before departing.

Utility frequency

What is the utility frequency in Saint Martin?

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