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Travel Adapter for Nicaragua

The electrical receptacles used in Nicaragua are type A. You will therefore need a US to type A/B adapter in order to plug in your appliances.

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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.

Voltage - The mains voltage in Nicaragua is 120 V which is compatible with all US appliances (US voltage is currently specified as 120 V + /- 5%).

Frequency - The frequency is 60 Hz which is the same as the US.

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Plug / Outlet Types in use in

Voltage: 120 V
Frequency: 60 Hz

Type A Outlet used in Nicaragua
Type A Outlet

Type A Plug used in Nicaragua
Type A Plug

At a Glance

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(2012 census)
130,375 km2
(50,338 sq mi)
92.86 %
7.14 %
Time Zone:
UTC -6
Dialling Code:
Nicaragua Cordoba (NIO)
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(ISO 3166-1 alpha-2)
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