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

Yes, you need a travel adapter (plug adapter) for a trip from the United Kingdom to Jamaica. In Jamaica, people are using different plugs and plug sockets that are not compatible with plugs from the United Kingdom!

Jamaica und United Kingdom compared
Flag: United Kingdom
United Kingdom
GOutlets of type GOutlets
230 VoltVoltage
50 HertzFrequency
Flag: Jamaica
Jamaica
AOutlets of type ABOutlets of type BOutlets
110 VoltVoltage
50 HertzFrequency
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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
Power sockets

Which types of plugs are used in Jamaica?

Jamaica uses plugs of type A and B. Plug sockets of type G, which are common in the United Kingdom, are not in use in Jamaica.

Mains voltage

What is the Electricity Voltage in Jamaica?

The voltage in Jamaica is 110 volts.

The voltage, therefore, is lower than the 230 volts in the United Kingdom. This difference means that you have to be cautious when using electrical devices purchased in the United Kingdom:

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 the same as in the United Kingdom. That's why it is safe to use all your electric appliances in Jamaica.

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