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Do I need a travel adapter for a trip to the British Virgin Islands?

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

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

About the British Virgin Islands

Flag: About the British Virgin Islands

The British Virgin Islands are a country in America (Caribbean) with about 33 000 inhabitants on an area of almost 151 km². The capital of the British Virgin Islands is Road Town (8 000 inhabitants).

People in the country are mainly speaking English.

The British Virgin Islands do not have a neighbor country.

TLD: .vgCurrency: USDCountry calling code: +1-284Country Code : VG
Power sockets

Which types of power outlets are used on the British Virgin Islands?

The British Virgin Islands use 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 on the British Virgin Islands.

Mains voltage

What is the Electricity Voltage on the British Virgin Islands?

The voltage on the British Virgin Islands 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 on the British Virgin Islands, you should either not use your device there, or buy a voltage converter before departing.

Utility frequency

What is the utility frequency on the British Virgin Islands?

The utility frequency on the British Virgin Islands is 60 Hertz.

The frequency, therefore, is the same as in Canada. That's why it is safe to use all your electric appliances on the British Virgin Islands.

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