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

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Summary

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

Costa RicaNicaragua
Plug TypesA, BA
Voltage120V120V
Frequency of electrical current60Hz60Hz

Plug Adaptors

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

What type of plug does your appliance have?

Your Appliance has Plug Type A

No adaptor needed

Nicaragua uses Socket Type A, which is the same as the plug type of your appliances from Costa Rica. You will not need an adaptor.

Your Appliance has Plug Type B

You will need this adaptor:

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

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Good to know

Voltage

The voltage found in Costa Rica and Nicaragua is exactly the same (120V). You will not need a transformer.

Frequency of Electrical Current

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

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