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How to use plugs from Guatemala in El Salvador

Plugs, sockets, adapters and other information needed for travelling from Guatemala to El Salvador 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

  Guatemala El Salvador  
Voltage: 120V. 115V. icons/teeth.gif icons/exclamation2.gif  
Plugs Type: A, B, G, I. A, G, I, J, L. icons/teeth.gif icons/question.gif  
Hertz: 60Hz. 60Hz. icons/teeth.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 Guatemala the following plugs are used: (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

... and in El Salvador you will use: (includes San Salvador, Santa Ana, San Miguel, Ataco, Juayúa, Apaneca, Ahuachapán.)

El Salvador' Plug Type A El Salvador' Plug Type G El Salvador' Plug Type I El Salvador' Plug Type J El Salvador' Plug Type L
Plug Type A Plug Type G Plug Type I Plug Type J Plug Type L
El Salvador' Outlet Type A El Salvador' Outlet Type G El Salvador' Outlet Type I El Salvador' Outlet Type J El Salvador' Outlet Type L
Outlet Type A Outlet Type G Outlet Type I Outlet Type J Outlet Type L

Izalco

Izalco

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 Guatemala in El Salvador 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 El Salvador (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 Guatemala in outlets type I from El Salvador back view of generic adapter to use plugs type A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N from Guatemala in outlets type I from El Salvador
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, H, I, J, K, L, M, N from Guatemala in outlets type J from El Salvador back view of generic adapter to use plugs type A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N from Guatemala in outlets type J from El Salvador
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: J.

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 Guatemala in outlets type L from El Salvador back view of generic adapter to use plugs type A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N from Guatemala in outlets type L from El Salvador
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: L.

Adapter: generic

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

Adapter: generic

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

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

This adapter has a safety protection so you don't plug only one terminal into the adapter while touching the other with your finger, because it is generic, when you buy it pay attention to this safety mechanism. Overall a good adapter that has the earth connection pass-though (notice the metallic connector on the side.)

Adapter: generic

front view of generic adapter to use plugs type A, B from Guatemala in outlets type C, E, F, L from El Salvador back view of generic adapter to use plugs type A, B from Guatemala in outlets type C, E, F, L from El Salvador
Front Back

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

A good and solid adapter with earth connection pass-though; because of its construction, it has a good solid grip; On the negative side, two blades plugs are usually 110v, but the two rounded terminals are typically 220v, so please check your device to be sure they will be able to handle the correct voltage when using this adapter.

Adapter: generic

front view of generic adapter to use plugs type C, D, E, F, G, M from Guatemala in outlets type A, B from El Salvador back view of generic adapter to use plugs type C, D, E, F, G, M from Guatemala in outlets type A, B from El Salvador
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.

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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