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Which plug adaptor do I need when travelling from Aruba to Costa Rica? - WhichPlug.com

Which plug adaptor do I need when travelling from Aruba to Costa Rica?

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Summary

The table below summarises the plug types, voltage and frequency of electrical current in both Aruba and Costa Rica.

ArubaCosta Rica
Plug TypesA, B, FA, B
Voltage127V120V
Frequency of electrical current60Hz60Hz

Plug Adaptors

In Aruba there's more than one plug type in use.

What type of plug does your appliance have?

Your Appliance has Plug Type A

In Costa Rica there's more than one socket type in use.

You will need this adaptor:

Socket Type A
(Aruba)
to Plug Type B
(Costa Rica)

Costa Rica also uses Socket Type A, which is used in Aruba. If using an appliance that has a Type A Plug in the Type A Sockets of Costa Rica, you will not need an adaptor.

Your Appliance has Plug Type B

In Costa Rica there's more than one socket type in use.

You will need this adaptor:

Socket Type B
(Aruba)
to Plug Type A
(Costa Rica)

Costa Rica also uses Socket Type B, which is used in Aruba. If using an appliance that has a Type B Plug in the Type B Sockets of Costa Rica, you will not need an adaptor.

Your Appliance has Plug Type F

In Costa Rica there's more than one socket type in use. You may require more than one adaptor.

Adaptor 1 of 2

Socket Type F
(Aruba)
to Plug Type A
(Costa Rica)

Adaptor 2 of 2

Socket Type F
(Aruba)
to Plug Type B
(Costa Rica)

Considerations

Voltage

The voltages found in Aruba (127V) and Costa Rica (120V) are not exactly the same, but the difference is tolerable, so you should not need a transformer.

Good to know

Frequency of Electrical Current

The frequency found in Aruba and Costa Rica is exactly the same (60Hz). Timing devices and appliances that use motors will function as expected under this frequency.

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