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Travel Adaptor for Barbados

The electrical sockets used in Barbados are type A and type B. These are 2 variants of the same socket - one grounded (with an earth pin) and the other ungrounded. You will therefore need a UK 3 pin to type A/B adaptor in order to plug in your appliances.
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Please be aware that whilst a travel adaptor will allow you to physically plug a UK 3 pin plug into a different socket it will not change the voltage or frequency of the supply.

Warning triangle Voltage - The mains voltage in Barbados is 115 V which is incompatible with most UK appliances (UK voltage is currently specified as 230 V +10% / - 6%). Check any appliances that you wish to use carefully to see what voltage is specified. Items such as laptops will often specify "100 - 240V" either on the equipment or the power supply (if it has one). If not then you will need a transformer to operate your appliance.

Frequency - The frequency in Barbados is 50 Hz which is the same as the UK.

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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 / Socket Types in use in
Barbados

 
Voltage: 115 V Warning triangle
Frequency: 50 Hz

 
  Type A Socket used in Barbados
Type A Socket

  Type A Plug used in Barbados
Type A Plug

 
  Type B Socket used in Barbados
Type B Socket

  Type B Plug used in Barbados
Type B Plug

 
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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