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

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

Curacao und Canada compared
Flag: Canada
Canada
AOutlets of type ABOutlets of type BOutlets
120 VoltVoltage
60 HertzFrequency
Flag: Curacao
Curacao
AOutlets of type ABOutlets of type BOutlets
127 VoltVoltage
50 HertzFrequency
Country information

About Curacao

Flag: About Curacao

Curacao is a country in America (Caribbean) with about 147 000 inhabitants on an area of almost 444 km². The capital of Curacao is Willemstad (125 000 inhabitants).

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

Curacao does not have a neighbor country.

TLD: .cwCurrency: ANGCountry calling code: +599Country Code : CW
Power sockets

Which types of power outlets are used in Curacao?

Curacao 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 Curacao.

Mains voltage

What is the Electricity Voltage in Curacao?

The voltage in Curacao is 127 volts.

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

Utility frequency

What is the utility frequency in Curacao?

The utility frequency in Curacao is 50 Hertz.

The frequency, therefore, is lower than the 60 Hertz in use in Canada. 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 Curacao, 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 Curacao, you should not use the device!

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