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How to use plugs from United States of America in Okinawa

Plugs, sockets, adapters and other information needed for travelling from United States of America to Okinawa 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 Okinawa  
Voltage: 120V. 100V. icons/teeth.gif icons/exclamation2.gif  
Plugs Type: A, B. A, B, I. icons/teeth.gif icons/question.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 Okinawa you will use: (and Tokyo.)

Okinawa' Plug Type A Okinawa' Plug Type B Okinawa' Plug Type I
Plug Type A Plug Type B Plug Type I
Okinawa' Outlet Type A Okinawa' Outlet Type B Okinawa' Outlet Type I
Outlet Type A Outlet Type B Outlet Type I

Considerations for Japan

Users living in Japan have commented us the outlets type "B" are not common, therefore plugs type "B" might not be easy to plug in Japan.

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 Okinawa 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 Okinawa (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, C, D, E, F, G, M from United States of America in outlets type I from Okinawa back view of generic adapter to use plugs type A, B, C, D, E, F, G, M from United States of America in outlets type I from Okinawa
Front Back

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

This is a very cheap adapter without loose terminal and finger protection; it does have earth pass-though (good); but no good grip because of so many different supported plugs. We recommend to use a more expensive option if available.

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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