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Guide for the traveller with plugs

How to use plugs from United Kingdom in Barbados

Plugs, sockets, adapters and other information needed for travelling from United Kingdom to Barbados in this page. You can re-start the wizard to change countries.

Quick Chart at-a-glance

  United Kingdom Barbados  
Voltage: 230V. 115V. icons/exclamation2.gif  
Plugs Type: G, D, M. A, B. icons/exclamation2.gif  
Hertz: 50Hz. 50Hz. icons/teeth.gif  

The Chart Explained

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 United Kingdom the following plugs are used:

United Kingdom' Plug Type G United Kingdom' Plug Type D United Kingdom' Plug Type M
Plug Type G Plug Type D Plug Type M
United Kingdom' Outlet Type G United Kingdom' Outlet Type D United Kingdom' Outlet Type M
Outlet Type G Outlet Type D Outlet Type M

Considerations for the United Kingdom

It is likely you will only find plugs-type "G" in the UK. Plug types "D" and "M" are considered very old and they are not common. We keep the old-plugs in our database as we don't know your exact destination. As a rule of thumb, you will probably be fine with the type "G" in hotels and big cities.

... and in Barbados you will use:

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



Different Voltages

You will not be able to use your electrical aparatus using a simple plug adapter. You will need either an transformer (to reduce voltage) or an elevator. Some electronic devices are able to work in a wide range of votages, i.e. from 100v to 250v, but please check its labels before pluging; you can destroy the device if you are lucky, but you can generate a fire in the worst case.

Plugs Type

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.


Lists of adapters you can use in your travel:

Adapter: generic

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

front view of generic adapter to use plugs type C, D, E, F, G, M from United Kingdom in outlets type A, B from Barbados back view of generic adapter to use plugs type C, D, E, F, G, M from United Kingdom in outlets type A, B from Barbados
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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.