Which plug adaptor do I need when travelling from Barbados to Jamaica?

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Summary

The table below summarises the plug types, voltage and frequency of electrical current in both Barbados and Jamaica.

BarbadosJamaica
Plug TypesA, BA, B
Voltage115V110V
Frequency of electrical current50Hz50Hz

Plug Adaptors

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

What type of plug does your appliance have?

Your Appliance has Plug Type A

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

You will need this adaptor:

Socket Type A
(Barbados)
to Plug Type B
(Jamaica)

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

Your Appliance has Plug Type B

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

You will need this adaptor:

Socket Type B
(Barbados)
to Plug Type A
(Jamaica)

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

Considerations

Voltage

The voltages found in Barbados (115V) and Jamaica (110V) 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 Barbados and Jamaica is exactly the same (50Hz). Timing devices and appliances that use motors will function as expected under this frequency.

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