Belize power adapters - what plugs are used in Belize?

Belizean power outlet

Summary

The type of power adapter, power converter or charger that you'll need when visiting Belize all depends on the voltage and type of device that you're trying to power in a Belizean power outlet. If you're unsure of what voltage your device can use then please read the section on how can you tell if you have a single voltage or dual voltage device before going any further.

  • If your device can run on 110 volts or is dual voltage and your plug can fit in a Belizean power outlet then it can work in Belize.
  • If your device can run on 110 volts or is dual voltage but your plug won't fit in a Belizean power outlet then you will need a suitable plug adapter for Belize such a Type G plug adapter [2]. A plug adapter for Belize (or power adapter) only changes the shape of the plug on your device to fit into a plug outlet found in Belize, but but is unable to change the voltage from 110 volts to a different voltage.
  • If your device doesn't run on 110 volts and isn't dual voltage you will also need a power converter for Belize to convert the voltage from 110 volts to the correct voltage on your device. You will still need to pack a suitable plug adapter for Belize if the power converter doesn't use the correct Type G plug adapter.
  • If you simply want to recharge your USB devices such as mobile phones or tablets then a USB travel power adapter is recommended and it should be dual voltage, however ensure that you bring a USB travel adapter which has a Type G plug adapter otherwise you will also need to pack a suitable plug adapter for Belize.

Warning: If your device won't handle 110 volts you run the risk of a blown fuse, damage to your device or even an electrical fire hazard. Prior to using your device in Belize please check the instruction manual first to ensure safe operation.

Background

Various standards and plugs can often cause confusion when planning on staying in a foreign country to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of sockets being used throughout the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to power your electronics in Belize. This page contains links to step-by-step instructions which shows which power adapters you'll need to charge your devices when staying in Belize by using the G, A or B type 110 volt 60Hz wall outlets. You'll discover power will change depending on which area you are visiting so we recommend reading the power adapters page for a full list of countries. We recommend reading the Belize Wikipedia page [1] for more information prior to the location.

Belize power adapters

Do I need a power adapter in Belize?

This depends on the type of plug you are attempting to use in Belize and the country you are travelling from. US Type A or B outlets might not typically be available in Belize so it is recommended to bring a suitable plug adapter for Belize.

What is the best power adapter for Belize?

The best power adapter for Belize will be a Type G power adapter [2] which is suitable for powering any 110 volt appliance or device.

What is the best power adapter for Belize?

Belize power outlets

What kind of outlets are in Belize?

There are three different types of power outlets used in Belize, types G, A and B with the primary power outlets being type G:

  • Plug Type A - You can identify the plug socket by the 2 slots adjacent to each other where the live and neutral blades sit.
  • Plug Type B - You can recognise the plug supply by two thin slots adjacent to each other where the short two blades slide into with a single hole below for the longer earth pin.
  • Plug Type G - This wall supply (also called a type G power outlet) can be identified by the three vertical slots with shutters forming a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground.
What kind of outlets are in Belize?

What is the voltage in Belize?

The common voltage in Belize is 110 volts.

What is the frequency used in a Belizean power outlet?

The frequency from a Belizean power outlet is 60Hz.

Are plug sockets in Belize the same as in the US?

Even though US Type A or B outlets might be available in Belize it is still advisable to use a suitable plug adapter for Belize, however the frequency and voltage range are both the same as in America.

Is the voltage in Belize the same as in the US?

The voltage in Belize is 110 volts, however Americans use 120 volts. Even though these are very similar it is recommended to check the voltage on your US charger or appliance supports voltage fluctuations between 100-127 volts or that it is dual voltage.

Belize USB chargers

What is a USB travel power charger?

A USB travel charger is a dual voltage charger with interchangeable plugs and multiple USB ports, suitable for travelling abroad.

What USB charger do I need for Belize?

When travelling with more than one device and visiting multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Belize is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [5]. Belizeans use three different standards of wall outlets (G, A and B) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types A and G. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the included heads over. If your device is compatible with Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices do) then you will benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers and additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. Unlike other travel adapters having a 4 port charger means you can power multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring multiple power chargers for your trip to Belize. By only packing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling and convenient for charging your devices at an airport or on the plane. Due to their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional power outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of versatile power charger at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [5] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with perfect reliably.

What USB charger do I need for Belize?

Why use a travel USB charger for Belize?

  • Normal travel USB chargers include 4 or more USB charger ports, this means that you only need to bring one charger to charge multiple devices. This helps reduce the weightand size of your baggage by only bringing one USB wall charger rather than bringing several different USB power chargers.
  • Most travel USB power chargers will include swappable plug heads for different power outlet types. This is ideal if visiting other countries across North America which are likely to use different standards to Belize.
  • Good USB travel chargers are compact, rugged and lightweight; perfect for the rigors of travel instead of than risking bringing a domestic charger which might be impossible to repair or replace in Belize.
  • USB travel chargers will accept the 110 volt power outlets in Belize and other voltage standards in other countries.
  • There is a chance that hotel bedrooms in Belize only have one wall outlet, by using a travel charger with multiple USB ports means you can share out the single wall outlet with all your devices instead of having to wait to recharge each device one by one.
  • Because of their versatile nature a travel USB charger takes the uncertainty out of travelling to an unknown destination as they are guaranteed to work practically anywhere on the planet.
  • Power outlets in airports can be scarce and demand for charging multiple devices from other passengers during departure can be high, therefore a USB travel charger with multiple ports and the ability to charge quickly is ideal.
  • Sometimes the power grid in a country can be unstable, a good quality travel charger allows for unexpected fluctuations to prevent damage to any devices attached to it. Attempting to repair an overloaded mobile phone in Belize might prove difficult and costly.
  • Premium USB chargers also feature a power outlet strip to allow you to plug in multiple low powered devices such as laptops, howeverthese will be unsuitable for high wattage appliances such as hair dryers or clothes irons. Read the section on using travel appliances in Belize for useful advice on the most suitable power adapter for a Belizean power outlet for high wattage appliances.
  • Certain mobile phones could require more than the standard 500 mA supplied by a normal 5 volt USB adapter to charge or provide fast charge. Quality USB chargers will support fast charging incase some of your devices need extra power.
  • When returning home travel USB power chargers can also be useful by charging multiple cell phones and tablets every day using a single power outlet.

What is the best USB charger for Belize?

The is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Belize using 3 pin type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs. This gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers 5 USB charging ports. This versatile power strip is compatible with both American plugs and popular plug types A, D,E/F, G, H, I, L and N making it perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Belize.

Power converters for Belize

What is the difference between a power converter and a plug adapter for Belize?

Voltage converter

What is the difference between a power converter and a plug adapter for Belize?

A heavy and bulky power converter [7] will transform the voltage of 110 volts from a Belizean power outlet to work with a non-110 volt appliance, whereas a more lightweight and cheaper power adapter [6] (or plug adapter) will change the shape of the plug on your device to fit into a power outlet found in Belize.

Do I need a voltage converter for Belize?

If travelling to Belize from another region check your device can accept a 110 volt supply.

  • If your device charges slowly or does not power up when you are travelling to Belize from a different country check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally devices which originated from a country which use a higher voltage such as 240 volts sometimes take longer to charge or won't turn on, check that the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional International travel voltage converter [9] to ensure safe and proper use when powering devices.
  • When powering larger appliances if you are visiting Belize from a higher 230 volt location you will need to use a bulkier Step Up Voltage Converter [8] to convert the voltage from 230 volts to 110 volts.

Read the WikiConnections list of world power outlets page to find out which voltage your country uses.

How can you tell if you have a single voltage or dual voltage device?

Dual voltage hair dryer

How can you tell if you have a single voltage or dual voltage device?

The method to see if a appliance is dual voltage is to look for a sticker on the supplied power adapter or on the unit itself, typically on the rear of the device or near to where the power cord sits. The location will depend on the make and model of your device and could also state on the box.

  • Single voltage devices might have a specific number - such as 240V.
  • Single voltage devices could also say a small voltage range (around 20 volts) with a dash to accomodate small voltage fluctuations - such as 100-120V.
  • Dual voltage devices will typically say a larger range separated with a slash - such as 100/240V.

Travel appliances that can connect to a Belizean power outlet

Clothes iron
clothes iron

Curling iron
curling iron

Hair dryer
hair dryer

Hair straighteners
hair straighteners

Beats Pill speakers which can connect to a Belizean power outlet

Beats Pill
Beats Pill

Beats Pill 2
Beats Pill 2

Jabra Bluetooth speakers which are compatible with a Belizean power outlet

Jabra Solemate
Jabra Solemate

Jabra Solemate Mini
Jabra Solemate Mini

Mobile phones which work with the Belizean power outlet

A mobile phone
mobile phone

Apple iPhones that can be connected to a Belizean power outlet

iPhone
iPhone

iPhone 3G
iPhone 3G

iPhone 3GS
iPhone 3GS

iPhone 4
iPhone 4

iPhone 4S
iPhone 4S

iPhone 5
iPhone 5

iPhone 5C
iPhone 5C

iPhone 5S
iPhone 5S

iPhone 6
iPhone 6

iPhone 6 Plus
iPhone 6 Plus

Samsung Galaxy phones that work with a Belizean power outlet

Samsung Galaxy S4
Samsung Galaxy S4

A list of Amazon Kindle tablets which work with a Belizean power outlet

Kindle Fire 1st generation
Kindle Fire 1st generation

Kindle Fire 2nd generation
Kindle Fire 2nd generation

Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation
Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation

Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation
Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation

Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation
Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation

Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation
Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation

Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation
Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation

Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation
Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation

Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation
Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation

Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation
Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation

Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation
Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation

A list of Apple iPads which are compatible with a Belizean power outlet

iPad
iPad

iPad 2
iPad 2

iPad 3
iPad 3

iPad 4
iPad 4

iPad Air
iPad Air

iPad Air 2
iPad Air 2

iPad Mini
iPad Mini

iPad Mini 2
iPad Mini 2

iPad Mini 4
iPad Mini 4

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belize - Belize entry on wikipedia.org.
  2. Type G plug adapter - Allows appliances to connect to Type G power outlets without converting voltage.
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/ - International Electrotechnical Commission World Plugs
  4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mains_electricity_by_country - WikiPedia - Mains electricity by country
  5. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters.
  6. https://www.amazon.com/Ceptics-GP-12PK-International-Worldwide-Universal/dp/B01DJEBLQU/ref=as_li_ss_tl?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=CFDDSXZJ59CH648AVQ0H&linkCode=ll1&tag=wikiconnections-20&linkId=b865b6ca5e535d710bf1e1b3a790f622 - power adapter
  7. Power converter - A step up step down power converter transformer converts 110-120 volts up to 220-240 volts and 220-240 volts down to 110-120 Volts.
  8. https://www.amazon.com/gp/search/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&bbn=10967761&camp=1789&creative=390957&fst=as%3Aoff&linkCode=ur2&qid=1451325551&rh=n%3A172282%2Cn%3A!493964%2Cn%3A281407%2Cn%3A173541%2Cn%3A10967761%2Cp_n_feature_keywords_browse-bin%3A2888021011&tag=wikiconnections-20&linkId=HWUDRS5BKFQ75ACA - Step Up Voltage Converter
  9. International travel voltage converter - Travel voltage converters change the voltage of an electrical power supply by stepping up or stepping down the voltage and are often compact units which support both plug sockets and USB charging.