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Do I need a travel adapter for a trip to the Virgin Islands?

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

Virgin Islands und Australia compared
Flag: Australia
Australia
IOutlets of type IOutlets
230 VoltVoltage
50 HertzFrequency
Flag: Virgin Islands
Virgin Islands
AOutlets of type ABOutlets of type BOutlets
110 VoltVoltage
60 HertzFrequency
Country information

About the Virgin Islands

Flag: About the Virgin Islands

The Virgin Islands are a country in America (Caribbean) with about 104 000 inhabitants on an area of almost 2 000 km². The capital of the Virgin Islands is Charlotte Amalie (20 000 inhabitants).

People in the country are mainly speaking English.

The Virgin Islands do not have a neighbor country.

TLD: .viCurrency: USDCountry calling code: +1-340Country Code : VI
Power sockets

Which types of power plugs are used on the Virgin Islands?

The Virgin Islands use power plugs of type A and B. Power outlets of type I, which are common in Australia, are not in use on the Virgin Islands.

Mains voltage

What is the Electricity Voltage on the Virgin Islands?

The voltage on the Virgin Islands 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 on the Virgin Islands, you should either not use your device there, or buy a voltage converter before departing.

Utility frequency

What is the utility frequency on the Virgin Islands?

The utility frequency on the Virgin Islands 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 on the Virgin Islands, 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 on the Virgin Islands, you should not use the device!

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