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How to use plugs from Barbados in Guatemala

Plugs, sockets, adapters and other information needed for travelling from Barbados to Guatemala in this page. If you want a report for other countries, re-start the wizard to find to electric adapters for your trip here.

Quick Chart at-a-glance

  Barbados Guatemala  
Voltage: 115V. 120V. icons/teeth.gif icons/exclamation2.gif  
Plugs Type: A, B. A, B, G, I. icons/teeth.gif icons/question.gif  
Hertz: 50Hz. 60Hz. icons/note.gif  

If you are 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 Barbados the following plugs are used: (includes Bridgetown, Holetown, Bathsheba, Speightstown, Oistins.)

Barbados' Plug Type A Barbados' Plug Type B
Plug Type A Plug Type B
Barbados' Outlet Type A Barbados' Outlet Type B
Outlet Type A Outlet Type B

... and in Guatemala you will use: (includes Guatemala City, Antigua, Quetzaltenango, Panajachel, Cobán, San Pedro La Laguna, Chichicastenango.)

Guatemala' Plug Type A Guatemala' Plug Type B Guatemala' Plug Type G Guatemala' Plug Type I
Plug Type A Plug Type B Plug Type G Plug Type I
Guatemala' Outlet Type A Guatemala' Outlet Type B Guatemala' Outlet Type G Guatemala' Outlet Type I
Outlet Type A Outlet Type B Outlet Type G Outlet Type I

Voltage

Similar voltage

The voltage is not exact, but the difference is usually tolerable by electrical devices. Its mostly safe to plug your electrical apparatus from Barbados in Guatemala without a voltage adapter. If you have any concerns with a special device i.e. a medical device, you probably want to seek further professional help.

Plugs Type

Some connectors are used in both countries

You will be able to plug the devices directly in Guatemala (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.

Adapters

Lists of adapters you can use in your travel:

Adapter: generic

front view of generic adapter to use plugs type A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N from Barbados in outlets type B from Guatemala back view of generic adapter to use plugs type A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N from Barbados in outlets type B from Guatemala
Front Back

This adapter allows you to use plugs type: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N into outlets type: B.

Adapter: generic

front view of generic adapter to use plugs type A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N from Barbados in outlets type I from Guatemala back view of generic adapter to use plugs type A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N from Barbados in outlets type I from Guatemala
Front Back

This adapter allows you to use plugs type: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N into outlets type: I.

Adapter: generic

front view of generic adapter to use plugs type A, B, C, D, E, F, G, M from Barbados in outlets type I from Guatemala back view of generic adapter to use plugs type A, B, C, D, E, F, G, M from Barbados in outlets type I from Guatemala
Front Back

This adapter allows you to use plugs type: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, M into outlets type: I.

Adapter: generic

front view of generic adapter to use plugs type A, B, C, D, E, F, I, M from Barbados in outlets type G from Guatemala back view of generic adapter to use plugs type A, B, C, D, E, F, I, M from Barbados in outlets type G from Guatemala
Front Back

This adapter allows you to use plugs type: A, B, C, D, E, F, I, M into outlets type: G.

This is a very cheap adapter without loose terminal and finger protection; it does have earth pass-though (good); but no good grip because of so many different supported plugs. We recommend to use a more expensive option if available.

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

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.

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