You are planning to travel to Venezuela, to make sure you will use your equipment in Venezuela it is important to plan your trip before you set off on your adventure. You need to know in advance the different types of plug, voltage, and frequency which used there, also some of the information about the transformers and the converters.
So what do you need to know?
The Electricity in Venezuela:
- Venezuela standard voltage is : 120 V
- Venezuela standard frequency : 60 HZ
- Venezuela power Plug Types : A and B
The power plugs and sockets in Venezuela
There are two associated plug types in Venezuela, the type A and type B, Check out the following pictures:
Type A: Is the plug which has two flat parallel pins and plug type, mainly used in North and Central America Japan and China. And this plug socket only works with plug A.
Type B: It has two flat parallel pins and a grounding pin. Is like type A but with an extra prong for grounding. And this plug socket also works with the plug A.
The voltage and frequency in Venezuela
The standard voltage in Venezuela is 120 V and the standard frequency is 60 Hz. And if the standard voltage in your country is between 110 – 127 V as is in the United State, Canada, and most South American countries, you can use your appliances in Venezuela.
But, you will need a voltage converter in Venezuela, if the standard voltage in your country is between 220 V and 240 V as is in the United Kingdom, Europe, Asia, Australia, and Africa,
In the other hand, if the frequency in Venezuela is different 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 transformer and the converter in Venezuela
The transformers will have a much lower maximum Watt rating, usually 50 or 100. And can often be used
Constantly and provide better electricity for low wattage appliances like battery chargers, radios, laptop computers, cameras, mp3 players and camcorders.
The some of companies sell combination converters that include both a resistor network and a transformer in the same package.
Do you need a travel adapter for a trip from UK to Venezuela?
Yes, you need a travel adapter for a trip from the United Kingdom to Venezuela. Because the people are using multi plugs and plug sockets that are not compatible with plugs from the United Kingdom!
Venezuela uses plugs of type A and B, and the plug sockets of type G, which are common in the United Kingdom, are not in use in Venezuela.
The voltages found in the United Kingdom and Venezuela are significantly different. If your appliance is not compatible with the multiple voltages, you will need a transformer to adjust the voltage input when using your appliance in Venezuela.
The frequency of electrical current found in the United Kingdom (50Hz) differs to that found in Venezuela (60Hz). Be warned, the most equipment is not affected by differences in frequencies