Adapter needed

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

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

Cuba und Canada compared
Flag: Canada
AOutlets of type ABOutlets of type BOutlets
120 VoltVoltage
60 HertzFrequency
Flag: Cuba
AOutlets of type ABOutlets of type BCOutlets of type CLOutlets of type LOutlets
110 / 220 VoltVoltage
60 HertzFrequency
Power sockets

Which types of power outlets are used in Cuba?

Cuba uses power outlets of type A, B, C and L. Electrical outlets of type A and B, which are common in Canada, are only partially used in Cuba.

Country information

About Cuba

Flag: About Cuba

Cuba is a country in America (Caribbean) with about 11 Millionen inhabitants on an area of almost 111 000 km². The capital of Cuba is Havana (2.1 Millionen inhabitants).

People in the country are mainly speaking Spanish.

Cuba does not have a neighbor country.

TLD: .cuCurrency: CUPCountry calling code: +53Country Code : CU
Mains voltage

What is the Electricity Voltage in Cuba?

The voltage in Cuba is not standardized. Depending on the region, sockets in Cuba 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 Cuba, you should either not use your device there, or buy a voltage converter before departing.

Utility frequency

What is the utility frequency in Cuba?

The utility frequency in Cuba 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 Cuba.