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Travel Adaptor for Belize

There are multiple socket types used in Belize (B / G). Type A/B is the most commonly found so a UK 3 pin to type A/B adaptor should allow you to connect your appliances in many cases. If you want to be sure though a better option may be to invest in a worldwide adaptor that is a single unit capable of connecting to multiple socket types.
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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.

Voltage - Multiple voltages are in use in Belize . It is essential therefore that you check what the voltage is locally before you plug in an appliance. In some countries different sockets are used for the different voltages but this is not necessarily the case so always check first. UK appliances will generally operate satisfactorily with a voltage anywhere in the range 220V - 250V. If the local voltage is in the range 100V - 127V you will need to check your appliance for compatibility. Some appliances are marked 100 - 240V either on the equipment itself or the power supply (if it has one). If it is not marked as able to accept the local voltage do not plug it in! In order to operate incompatible appliances you will need a transformer.

Warning triangle Frequency - The frequency in Belize is 60 Hz which is slightly higher than in the UK (which operates at 50 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 faster 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 have expensive equipment check with the manufacturer first as some equipment may be damaged by running on an incorrect 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 / Socket Types in use in
Belize


Voltage: 110 V / 220 V
Frequency: 60 Hz Warning triangle

Type B Socket used in Belize
Type B Socket

Type B Plug used in Belize
Type B Plug

Type G Socket used in Belize
Type G Socket

Type G Plug used in Belize
Type G Plug



At a Glance

Belize flag
 
 
 
 
Capital:
Belmopan
Population:
287,730
(Jul 2006 estimate)
Area:
22,966 km2
(8,867 sq mi)
   Land:
99.3 %
   Water:
0.7 %
 
 
 
 
Time Zone:
UTC -6
Dialling Code:
+501
Currency:
Belize Dollar (BZD)
Language:
English
 
 
 
 
Country Code:
(ISO 3166-1 alpha-2)
BZ
Country Code:
(ISO 3166-1 alpha-3)
BLZ
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