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Guide for the traveller with plugs

How to use plugs from El Salvador in Mexico

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

  El Salvador Mexico  
Voltage: 115V. 127V. icons/teeth.gif icons/exclamation2.gif  
Plugs Type: A, G, I, J, L. A. 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 El Salvador the following plugs are used: (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

... and in Mexico you will use: (includes Oaxaca, Cancún, San Cristóbal de las Casas, Guadalajara, Puerto Vallarta, Mérida.)

Mexico' Plug Type A
Plug Type A
Mexico' Outlet Type A
Outlet Type A




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 El Salvador in Mexico 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 Mexico (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.


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


Equal Hertz

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

Finally, by the way ...

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