The table below summarises the plug types, voltage and frequency of electrical current in both Algeria and Costa Rica.
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In Algeria there's more than one plug type in use.
What type of plug does your appliance have?
In Costa Rica there's more than one socket type in use. You may require more than one adaptor.
The voltages found in Algeria and Costa Rica are significantly different.
Some appliances are compatible with multiple voltages. To find out if your appliance is one of them, check the appliance label and/or instruction booklet.
Is your appliance compatible with the voltage used in Costa Rica (120V)?
If your appliance is not compatible with multiple voltages, you will need a transformer to adjust the voltage input when using your appliance in Costa Rica.
The frequency of electrical current found in Algeria (50Hz) differs to that found in Costa Rica (60Hz).
Most equipment is not affected by differences in frequencies. Some exceptions are: