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Travel Adapter for Jamaica

You're in luck! Jamaica uses the same type A/B receptacles as found in the US so you shouldn't need any adapters as long as your appliances have standard US 2 or 3 pin plugs.

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Please be aware that whilst a travel adapter will allow you to physically fit a US plug into a different receptacle it will not change the voltage or frequency of the supply.

Warning triangle Voltage - The mains voltage in Jamaica is 110 V which is technically not compatible with US appliances as it is too low (US voltage is currently specified as 120 V + /- 5%). The difference is however small and many appliances will still work perfectly well. If you have sensitive or expensive items such as medical equipment or computers you should check to see if they will work. Items such as these will often specify "100 - 240V" either on the equipment or the power supply (if it has one). If not then you may need a transformer to operate your appliance.

Warning triangle Frequency - The frequency is 50 Hz which is slightly lower than in the US (which operates at 60 Hz). In practical terms this makes little difference as most travel appliances will run at either frequency. Some items with motors, such as hairdryers and some clocks will run a little slower than intended but it is not likely to be problematic. Check your device - it may say 50/60 Hz which indicates that it is compatible with either frequency. If you are in doubt or you have sensitive or expensive equipment check with the manufacturer first as some equipment may be damaged by running on an incorrect frequency. Neither travel adapters nor transformers are able to change the supply frequency.

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Please note that while we take great care to give the best advice available our recommendations may not always be the most suitable for your particular circumstances. When you travel as much as we do you come to realise that some countries just don't know how to stick to the rules! Please use our recommendations responsibly and do some extra research on the particular area that you are travelling to if necessary.

Plug / Outlet Types in use in
Jamaica


Voltage: 110 V Warning triangle
Frequency: 50 Hz Warning triangle

Type A Outlet used in Jamaica
Type A Outlet

Type A Plug used in Jamaica
Type A Plug

Type B Outlet used in Jamaica
Type B Outlet

Type B Plug used in Jamaica
Type B Plug



At a Glance

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Capital:
Kingston
Population:
2,758,124
(Jul 2006 estimate)
Area:
10,991 km2
(4,244 sq mi)
   Land:
98.5 %
   Water:
1.5 %
 
 
 
 
Time Zone:
UTC -5
Dialling Code:
+1-876
Currency:
Jamaica Dollar (JMD)
Language:
English
 
 
 
 
Country Code:
(ISO 3166-1 alpha-2)
JM
Country Code:
(ISO 3166-1 alpha-3)
JAM
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