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How to use plugs from Cuba in Costa Rica

Plugs, sockets, adapters and other information needed for travelling from Cuba to Costa Rica 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

  Cuba Costa Rica  
Voltage: 110V. 120V. icons/teeth.gif icons/exclamation2.gif  
Plugs Type: A, B, C, L. A, B. icons/teeth.gif icons/question.gif  
Hertz: 60Hz. 60Hz. icons/teeth.gif  

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 Cuba the following plugs are used: (and Havana, Santiago, Cienfuegos, Holguín, Varadero, Camagüey.)

Cuba' Plug Type A Cuba' Plug Type B Cuba' Plug Type C Cuba' Plug Type L
Plug Type A Plug Type B Plug Type C Plug Type L
Cuba' Outlet Type A Cuba' Outlet Type B Cuba' Outlet Type C Cuba' Outlet Type L
Outlet Type A Outlet Type B Outlet Type C Outlet Type L

Considerations for the Cuba

We have been informed about new buildings in Cuba using 220V instead of 110V. We could not verify this information enough in order to update our database. Nevertheless, please do exercise special care as connecting a 110V device into a 220V outlet will very likely destroy the electric-device and it is dangerous.

... and in Costa Rica you will use: (and Cocos Island, Arenal, Tortuguero, San José, Puerto Limón, La Fortuna, Playa Tamarindo.)

Costa Rica' Plug Type A Costa Rica' Plug Type B
Plug Type A Plug Type B
Costa Rica' Outlet Type A Costa Rica' Outlet Type B
Outlet Type A Outlet Type B

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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 Cuba in Costa Rica 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 Costa Rica (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 C, D, E, F, G, M from Cuba in outlets type A, B from Costa Rica back view of generic adapter to use plugs type C, D, E, F, G, M from Cuba in outlets type A, B from Costa Rica
Front Back

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

This adapter is probably illegal in some countries, we put it here for educational purposes; it does not have earth connection but it allows earthed plugs to be connected to it. It has no finger-terminal protection. Try to go for a more expensive and safer alternative.

Adapter: generic

front view of generic adapter to use plugs type C, E, F from Cuba in outlets type A, B from Costa Rica back view of generic adapter to use plugs type C, E, F from Cuba in outlets type A, B from Costa Rica
Front Back

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

Simple, small and cheap. You can buy half a dozen of them for almost no money and they will not occupy space in your travel bag. its drawback, it does not have earth-connection but it might not be required for some devices.

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.


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