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

No, you do not need a travel adapter (plug adapter) for a trip from Canada to Colombia. In Colombia, people are using the same plugs and electrical outlets as in Canada.

Colombia und Canada compared
Flag: Canada
Canada
AOutlets of type ABOutlets of type BOutlets
120 VoltVoltage
60 HertzFrequency
Flag: Colombia
Colombia
AOutlets of type ABOutlets of type BOutlets
110 VoltVoltage
60 HertzFrequency
Country information

About Colombia

Flag: About Colombia

Colombia is a country in America (South America) with about 46.7 Millionen inhabitants on an area of almost 1.1 Millionen km². The capital of Colombia is Bogotá (6.8 Millionen inhabitants).

People in the country are mainly speaking Spanish.

The neighbors of Colombia are Brazil, Ecuador, Panama, Peru and Venezuela.

TLD: .coCurrency: COPCountry calling code: +57Country Code : CO
Power sockets

Which types of power outlets are used in Colombia?

Colombia uses power outlets of type A and B. As these are the same types of plugs used in Canada, you do not need a travel adapter in Colombia.

Mains voltage

What is the Electricity Voltage in Colombia?

The voltage in Colombia is 110 volts.

The voltage, therefore, is lower 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 Colombia, you should either not use your device there, or buy a voltage converter before departing.

Utility frequency

What is the utility frequency in Colombia?

The utility frequency in Colombia 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 Colombia.

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