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How to use plugs from United States of America in Antigua

Plugs, sockets, adapters and other information needed for travelling from United States of America to Antigua 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

  United States of America Antigua  
Voltage: 120V. 230V. icons/exclamation2.gif  
Plugs Type: A, B. A, B. icons/teeth.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 United States of America the following plugs are used: (and Washington, New York, Las Vegas, Disneyland, Los Angeles, Chicago.)

United States of America' Plug Type A United States of America' Plug Type B
Plug Type A Plug Type B
United States of America' Outlet Type A United States of America' Outlet Type B
Outlet Type A Outlet Type B

... and in Antigua you will use: (and Saint John’s.)

Antigua' Plug Type A Antigua' Plug Type B
Plug Type A Plug Type B
Antigua' Outlet Type A Antigua' Outlet Type B
Outlet Type A Outlet Type B

Antigua Coast

Antigua Coast

Voltage

Take care: Antigua uses higher voltage than United States of America

Your electric devices from United States of America will be expecting 120 Volts, but Antigua grid is of 230 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 230 volts and it provides an outlet with 120 volts for your United States of America' 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

Same connectors

Ideal situation, all the connectors used in United States of America are also used in Antigua. You will not need any adapter (but please check voltages and the other sections of this report). Congratulations!!!!

Adapters

You are lucky, you don't need an adapter.

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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