Are you packing to travel to Puerto Rico, it is useful to know in advance if you will be able to use your devices when you are there. But without knowing which wall socket is being used you may bring with you the wrong power adaptor. The multi sockets and voltages can often be perplexing when planning on traveling to another country. So will give you some keys in advance to charge your equipment in Puerto Rico during your trip.
The Electricity in Puerto Rico:
- Puerto Rico Standard voltage is : 120 V
- Puerto Rico standard frequency : 60 HZ
- Puerto Rico power Plug Types : A ,B
The power plugs and sockets in Puerto Rico:
For Puerto Rico, there is two associated plug type: the plug type A and B. You can check the following picture:
Type A: Is the plug type which has two flat parallel pins, is mainly used in the Central and North America, Japan and China. And this socket only works with plug A.
Type B: This type has two flat parallel pins and a grounding pin, is like type A but with an extra prong for grounding. This plug socket also works with plug type A .
The voltage and frequency in Puerto Rico:
- The all sockets in Puerto Rico provide a standard voltage of 120 V with a standard frequency of 60 Hz.
The standard voltage in Puerto Rico is 120 V and the standard frequency is 60 Hz. You will use your appliances in the Puerto Rico, if the standard voltage in your country is the range of 110V and 127 V as is in the United State , Canada.
But, if the standard voltage in your country is between 220 V and 240 V as is in the United Kingdom, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia, you will need a voltage converter in Puerto Rico. The some say you can carefully try to use your equipments in Puerto Rico without a converter.
Otherwise, if the frequency in Puerto Rico (60 Hz) differs from the one in your country, it is not advised to use your equipment. But if there is no voltage difference, you could at your own risk try to use the appliance for a short time.
The travel adapter in Puerto Rico:
To make sure you can use your personal electrical appliances safely when you are in Puerto Rico you need to know what to pack whit you. And this normally includes the use of the travel adaptor, which is a device that simply allows you to use any electrical appliance into a foreign electrical socket.
In Puerto Rico there are two associated plug types, types A and B. Puerto Rico operates on a 120V supply voltage and 60Hz.
If you are from the United State of America:
- You will not need a travel adapter for a trip from the United States to Puerto Rico. Because In Puerto Rico, the people are using the same plugs and electrical outlets as in the United States.
- The voltage is equal to the 120 volts in the United States. It means that you can use all your electrical appliances without any problems
- The frequency is the same as in the United States. So it is safe to use all your electric appliances in Puerto Rico.