Report for using plugs from United States of America in Azores
Plugs, sockets, adapters and other information needed for travelling from United States of America to Azores in this page. You can re-start the wizard to change countries.
Quick Chart at-a-glance
|United States of America||Azores|
|Plugs Type:||A, B.||B, C, F.|
The Chart Explained
If you are an electrical savvy, perhaps the previous chart is all you need. If this is not the case, you can continue reading and discover what the chart is saying!
Plugs and Sockets at each country
In United States of America the following plugs are used:
|Plug Type A||Plug Type B|
|Outlet Type A||Outlet Type B|
... and in Azores you will use:
|Plug Type B||Plug Type C||Plug Type F|
|Outlet Type B||Outlet Type C||Outlet Type F|
You will not be able to use your electrical aparatus using a simple plug adapter. You will need either an transformer (to reduce voltage) or an elevator. Some electronic devices are able to work in a wide range of votages, i.e. from 100v to 250v, but please check its labels before pluging; you can destroy the device if you are lucky, but you can generate a fire in the worst case.
Some connectors are used in both countries
You will be able to plug the devices directly in Azores (please read other sections of this reports in regards to voltage, etc.). Perhaps you will need adapters for some sockets, but it is usually easier to find adapters at destination if your plug is already being used in the country. Sometimes different cities uses different systems, you might need to do a bit more of research. If you find more information please let us know.
Lists of adapters you can use in your travel:
This adapter allows you to use plugs type: A, B into outlets type: C, E, F, L.
This adapter allows you to use plugs type: A, B, D, G, M into outlets type: C, E, F, L.
Adapters you can buy
You can buy the following multi-purpose adapters from Amazon. Please also take a look at the recommended gadgets for your trip.
No equal Hertz
This is not a big issue. Unless you are using an electric alarm clock or some motors when speed is an issue. Explanation: Some alarm clocks uses the frequency of electricity network to measure time. So, time shifts could be experimented. Almost every home electronic device works perfectly with different Hertz.