No adapter needed

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

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

Jamaica und Canada compared
Flag: Canada
AOutlets of type ABOutlets of type BOutlets
120 VoltVoltage
60 HertzFrequency
Flag: Jamaica
AOutlets of type ABOutlets of type BOutlets
110 VoltVoltage
50 HertzFrequency
Power sockets

Which types of power outlets are used in Jamaica?

Jamaica 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 Jamaica.

Country information

About Jamaica

Flag: About Jamaica

Jamaica is a country in America (Caribbean) with about 3 Millionen inhabitants on an area of almost 11 000 km². The capital of Jamaica is Kingston (938 000 inhabitants).

People in the country are mainly speaking English.

Jamaica does not have a neighbor country.

TLD: .jmCurrency: JMDCountry calling code: +1-876Country Code : JM
Mains voltage

What is the Electricity Voltage in Jamaica?

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

Utility frequency

What is the utility frequency in Jamaica?

The utility frequency in Jamaica 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 Jamaica, 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 Jamaica, you should not use the device!