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How to use plugs from United States of America in Cuba

Plugs, sockets, adapters and other information needed for travelling from United States of America to Cuba 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 Cuba  
Voltage: 120V. 110V. icons/teeth.gif icons/exclamation2.gif  
Plugs Type: A, B. A, B, C, L. icons/teeth.gif icons/question.gif  
Hertz: 60Hz. 60Hz. icons/teeth.gif  

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Plugs and Sockets at each country

In United States of America the following plugs are used:

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 Cuba you will use:

Cuba' Plug Type A Cuba' Plug Type B Cuba' Plug Type C Cuba' Plug Type L
Plug Type A Plug Type B Plug Type C Plug Type L
Cuba' Outlet Type A Cuba' Outlet Type B Cuba' Outlet Type C Cuba' Outlet Type L
Outlet Type A Outlet Type B Outlet Type C Outlet Type L

Considerations for the Cuba

We have been informed about new buildings in Cuba using 220V instead of 110V. We could not verify this information enough in order to update our database. Nevertheless, please do exercise special care as connecting a 110V device into a 220V outlet will very likely destroy the electric-device and it is dangerous.

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 United States of America in Cuba 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 Cuba (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 from United States of America in outlets type C, E, F, L from Cuba back view of generic adapter to use plugs type A, B from United States of America in outlets type C, E, F, L from Cuba
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 United States of America in outlets type C, E, F, L from Cuba back view of generic adapter to use plugs type A, B, D, G, I, M from United States of America in outlets type C, E, F, L from Cuba
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.)

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.