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How to use plugs from Jamaica in Macedonia

Plugs, sockets, adapters and other information needed for travelling from Jamaica to Macedonia 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

  Jamaica Macedonia  
Voltage: 110V. 220V. icons/exclamation2.gif  
Plugs Type: A, B. C, F. icons/exclamation2.gif  
Hertz: 50Hz. 50Hz. 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 Jamaica the following plugs are used: (and Kingston, Negril, Montego Bay, Ocho Rios, Port Antonio, Black River, Mandeville.)

Jamaica' Plug Type A Jamaica' Plug Type B
Plug Type A Plug Type B
Jamaica' Outlet Type A Jamaica' Outlet Type B
Outlet Type A Outlet Type B

... and in Macedonia you will use: (and Skopje.)

Macedonia' Plug Type C Macedonia' Plug Type F
Plug Type C Plug Type F
Macedonia' Outlet Type C Macedonia' Outlet Type F
Outlet Type C Outlet Type F

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We have a post "Plugs & Travel Adapters for your next trip to Europe", maybe you want to read it.

Voltage

Take care: Macedonia uses higher voltage than Jamaica

Your electric devices from Jamaica will be expecting 110 Volts, but Macedonia grid is of 220 Volts, this is a substantial difference that requires you to take some extra steps in preparation to your trip:

On the positive side, nowadays many devices will switch automatically to the network voltage and they will work just fine, i.e. mobile phone chargers are typically multi-voltage (but please, do actually check your own). It is important that you pay attention to your device's voltage. Connecting electronics to the wrong voltage, in the luckiest of the cases, the device will break or stop working temporarily; but please don't take this lightly, in the worst of the cases electrocution and fire hazards are a real possibility.

An automatic power supply suitable from 100 Volts to 240 Volts. An automatic power supply suitable from 100 Volts to 240 Volts.

High-power devices don't usually handle different voltages due to the high-currents involved i.e. anything that its main purpose involves generating heat (or cold) like hair driers, baby bottle warmers, kettles, etc. On the contrary, modern low-power devices are likely to auto-detect and auto-adapt to different voltages i.e. usb chargers, laptop chargers, etc.

An hair-dryer showing its consumption of 2000 Watts at 220 Volts An hair-dryer can consume up to 2000 Watts, like the one in the picture above, due to the high power they usually work in one voltage system; this one is suitable for 220-240 Volts systems.

You will need a step down voltage converter a device that can be plugged to 220 volts and it provides an outlet with 110 volts for your Jamaica' device. You will need to pay attention to the maximum power output of the converter and the maximum power consumption of the device.

Plugs Type

Different plug systems

Different plug systems

Sorry, none of the plugs used in both countries are common. You will definitelly need plug adapters, please continue reading for more information.

Adapters

Lists of adapters you can use in your travel:

Adapter: generic

front view of generic adapter to use plugs type A, B from Jamaica in outlets type C, E, F, L from Macedonia back view of generic adapter to use plugs type A, B from Jamaica in outlets type C, E, F, L from Macedonia
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 A, B, D, G, I, M from Jamaica in outlets type C, E, F, L from Macedonia back view of generic adapter to use plugs type A, B, D, G, I, M from Jamaica in outlets type C, E, F, L from Macedonia
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 the metallic connector on the side.)

Hertz

Equal Hertz

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


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