Which plug adaptor do I need when travelling from Canada to American Samoa?

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Summary

The table below summarises the plug types, voltage and frequency of electrical current in both Canada and American Samoa.

CanadaAmerican Samoa
Plug TypesA, BA, B, F, I
Voltage120V120V
Frequency of electrical current60Hz60Hz

Plug Adaptors

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

What type of plug does your appliance have?

Your Appliance has Plug Type A

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

Adaptor 1 of 3

Socket Type A
(Canada)
to Plug Type B
(American Samoa)

Adaptor 2 of 3

Socket Type A
(Canada)
to Plug Type F
(American Samoa)

Adaptor 3 of 3

Socket Type A
(Canada)
to Plug Type I
(American Samoa)

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

Your Appliance has Plug Type B

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

Adaptor 1 of 3

Socket Type B
(Canada)
to Plug Type A
(American Samoa)

Adaptor 2 of 3

Socket Type B
(Canada)
to Plug Type F
(American Samoa)

Adaptor 3 of 3

Socket Type B
(Canada)
to Plug Type I
(American Samoa)

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

Good to know

Voltage

The voltage found in Canada and American Samoa is exactly the same (120V). You will not need a transformer.

Frequency of Electrical Current

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

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