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

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

Belize und Canada compared
Flag: Canada
Canada
AOutlets of type ABOutlets of type BOutlets
120 VoltVoltage
60 HertzFrequency
Flag: Belize
Belize
AOutlets of type ABOutlets of type BGOutlets of type GOutlets
110 / 220 VoltVoltage
60 HertzFrequency
Country information

About Belize

Flag: About Belize

Belize is a country in America (Central America) with about 347 000 inhabitants on an area of almost 23 000 km². The capital of Belize is Belmopan (13 000 inhabitants).

People in the country are mainly speaking English and Spanish.

The neighbors of Belize are Guatemala and Mexico.

TLD: .bzCurrency: BZDCountry calling code: +501Country Code : BZ
Power sockets

Which types of power outlets are used in Belize?

Belize uses power outlets of type A, B and G. Electrical outlets of type A and B, which are common in Canada, are only partially used in Belize.

Mains voltage

What is the Electricity Voltage in Belize?

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

The voltage consequently is sometimes higher than the 120 volts in Canada. This difference means that you have to be cautious when using electrical devices purchased in Canada:

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 Belize, you should either not use your device there, or buy a voltage converter before departing.

Utility frequency

What is the utility frequency in Belize?

The utility frequency in Belize is 60 Hertz.

The frequency, therefore, is the same as in Canada. That's why it is safe to use all your electric appliances in Belize.

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