Which plug adaptor do I need when travelling from Panama to United States of America?

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Summary

The table below summarises the plug types, voltage and frequency of electrical current in both Panama and United States of America.

PanamaUnited States of America
Plug TypesA, BA, B
Voltage110V120V
Frequency of electrical current60Hz60Hz

Plug Adaptors

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

What type of plug does your appliance have?

Your Appliance has Plug Type A

In United States of America there's more than one socket type in use.

You will need this adaptor:

Socket Type A
(Panama)
to Plug Type B
(United States of America)

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

Your Appliance has Plug Type B

In United States of America there's more than one socket type in use.

You will need this adaptor:

Socket Type B
(Panama)
to Plug Type A
(United States of America)

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

Considerations

Voltage

The voltages found in Panama (110V) and United States of America (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 Panama and United States of America is exactly the same (60Hz). Timing devices and appliances that use motors will function as expected under this frequency.

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