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Do I need a travel adapter for a trip to Saint Vincent and the Grenadines?

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

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines und Canada compared
Flag: Canada
Canada
AOutlets of type ABOutlets of type BOutlets
120 VoltVoltage
60 HertzFrequency
Flag: Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
AOutlets of type ABOutlets of type BGOutlets of type GOutlets
110 / 230 VoltVoltage
50 HertzFrequency
Country information

About Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Flag: About Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is a country in America (Caribbean) with about 103 000 inhabitants on an area of almost 389 km². The capital of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is Kingstown (25 000 inhabitants).

People in the country are mainly speaking English and French.

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines does not have a neighbor country.

TLD: .vcCurrency: XCDCountry calling code: +1-784Country Code : VC
Power sockets

Which types of power outlets are used in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines?

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 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 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

Mains voltage

What is the Electricity Voltage in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines?

The voltage in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is not standardized. Depending on the region, sockets in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines supply electricity with a voltage of 110 or 230 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 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, you should either not use your device there, or buy a voltage converter before departing.

Utility frequency

What is the utility frequency in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines?

The utility frequency in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 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 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, 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 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, you should not use the device!

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