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Report for using plugs from United States of America in Costa Rica

Plugs, sockets, adapters and other information needed for travelling from United States of America to Costa Rica in this page. You can re-start the wizard to change countries.

Quick Chart at-a-glance

  United States of America Costa Rica  
Voltage: 120V. 120V. icons/teeth.gif  
Plugs Type: A, B. A, B. icons/teeth.gif  
Hertz: 60Hz. 60Hz. icons/teeth.gif  

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:

Plugs Type A Plugs Type B
Plug Type A Plug Type B
Plugs Type A Plugs Type B
Outlet Type A Outlet Type B

... and in Costa Rica you will use:

Plugs Type A Plugs Type B
Plug Type A Plug Type B
Plugs Type A Plugs Type B
Outlet Type A Outlet Type B

Details

Voltage

Equal voltage

Perfect! This is good! You will not need any sort of voltage adapter (they are always big, heavyweight and they can't handle too much energy. i.e. might have problems with hairdryers). You can plug your devices to the electric network at destination.

Plugs Type

Same connectors

Ideal situation, all the connectors used in United States of America are also used in Costa Rica. You will not need any adapter (but please check voltages and the other sections of this report). Congratulations!!!!

Adapters

You are lucky, you don't need an adapter.

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.

Hertz

Equal Hertz

This is the perfect situation. You will not have any clock shift issue with the same Hertz.