Dominica power adapters - what plugs are used in Dominica?

Dominicand power outlet

Summary

The type of plug adapter, converter or charger that's needed when visiting Dominica will all depend on the voltage and type of device that you're attempting to charge with a Dominicand power outlet. If you're unclear about which voltage your device uses then please read the section below about how can you tell if you have a dual voltage device first.

  • If your device is 230 volts or is dual voltage and your plug fits in a Dominicand power outlet then it will work in Dominica without needing anything else.
  • If your device can run on 230 volts or is dual voltage but your plug doesn't fit in a Dominicand power outlet then you will need to bring a suitable plug adapter for Dominica such a Type G plug adapter [2]. A plug adapter for Dominica (or power adapter) will only change the shape of the plug on your device to fit into a plug outlet found in Dominica, but but is unable to change the voltage from 230 volts to a different voltage.
  • If your device doesn't run on 230 volts and isn't dual voltage you'll also need a power converter for Dominica to convert the voltage from 230 volts to the correct voltage on your device. You will still need to use a suitable plug adapter for Dominica if the power converter doesn't include the correct Type G plug adapter.
  • If you only want to power your USB devices such as a tablet or a cell phone then a USB travel power adapter is suitable and it should work with any voltage, however make sure that you bring one which includes a Type G plug adapter otherwise you will still need to pack a suitable plug adapter for Dominica.

Warning: If your device won't handle the 230 volts used in Dominica you run the risk of an electrical fire hazard, blowing a fuse or damage to your device. Before attempting to use your device in Dominica read the instruction manual to ensure safe operation.

Background

If packing for a holiday it can often be helpful to know if you'll be able to charge any vital devices such as mobile phones or laptop computers when you're there. But, without knowing which power socket is used you could end up either weighing your luggage down with unnecessary spare adaptors or pack the wrong charger, therefore having to borrow a potentially overpriced adaptor when you arrive. Varying different voltages and plug types can all be confusing when planning to stay in another country especially if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of common standards used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power your electronics in Dominica. This page contains links to step by step instructions demonstrating which power adapters you'll need to charge your devices when visiting Dominica by using the G or D type 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, a majority of Dominicansd typically use the Type G plugs in their power outlets. Most power adapters will vary regionally therefore please read the Wiki Connections global power adapters guide for a full list showing powering devices in different destinations. We also recommend referring to the Dominica Wikipedia page [1] for more indepth details.

Dominica power adapters

Do I need a plug adapter for Dominica?

It will depend on where you are travelling from and the type of plug you wish to use in Dominica. If you are visiting from the US use a plug adapter for Dominica because an American plug won't fit into a Dominicand power outlet, and because the voltage is much higher you will also need to bring a power converter for Dominica if your charger or appliance isn't dual voltage which prevents damage or overheating.

What is the best power adapter for Dominica?

The best power adapter for Dominica will be a Type G power adapter [2] which is suitable for powering any 230 volt appliance or device.

What is the best power adapter for Dominica?

Dominica power outlets

What kind of outlets are in Dominica?

There are two different types of power outlets used in Dominica, types G and D with the primary power outlets being type G:

  • Plug Type D - You can identify the plug socket by 3 circular holes forming a triangular shape for live, neutral and ground.
  • Plug Type G - You can recognise the plug supply by three vertical rectangular slots containing shutters forming a triangular shape for live, neutral and ground.
What kind of outlets are in Dominica?

What is the voltage in Dominica?

The voltage in Dominica is 230 volts.

What is the electrical frequency used in Dominica?

The frequency from a Dominicand power outlet is 50Hz.

Is the voltage in Dominica the same as the US?

The voltage in Dominica is 230 volts, but Americans use 120 volts. If your US appliance or power charger can't handle dual voltage then you will need to use a power converter for Dominica which allows a 120 volt US device to work in a 230 volt outlet.

Is an outlet in Dominica the same as in the US?

American plugs won't fit in a Dominicand power outlet so you will need to bring a plug adapter for Dominica. Both the voltage and frequency are different so if your charger or appliance isn't dual voltage use a power converter for Dominica and ensure that it works with a 50hz power outlet.

Dominica 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 Dominica?

When you are travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Dominica is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [5]. Dominicansd use two different standards of wall outlets (G and D) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type G. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads. If your device supports Fast Charge then you will benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these travel adapters, and support for more power hungry devices like tablets. Having a four port charger will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple travel adapters for your Dominicand trip. Only packing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers and using just a single plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying this type of flexible travel adapter online. The travel adapter illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [5] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

What USB charger do I need for Dominica?

Why use a travel USB charger for Dominica?

  • Most travel USB chargers include multiple USB charger ports, this means that you should only need to bring a single charger to charge multiple devices. It helps cut down on the weightand size of your luggage by only needing to pack one USB wall charger instead of bringing numerous individual USB power chargers with you.
  • Most travel USB chargers will include swappable plug heads for various power outlet types. This is ideal if visiting different countries across North America which are likely to use different standards to Dominica.
  • Good USB chargers are lightweight, compact and rugged; perfect for rigors of travel rather than risking packing a domestic charger which could be impossible to replace in Dominica.
  • USB chargers will accept both the 230 volts used in Dominica power outlets along with different voltage standards across the world.
  • It's possible that some accommodation or hotel rooms in Dominica might only have a single power outlet, by bringing a travel charger with multiple USB ports allows you to share out the single power supply with family or other traveler instead of waiting to charge one device at a time.
  • Because of their flexible nature they take the uncertainty out of visiting any unknown country as they are guaranteed to work practically anywhere in the world.
  • Power outlets in airport departure gates can be sparse and the demand for charging multiple devices before a flight can be high, therefore a USB travel charger with multiple ports and the capability to charge quickly is ideal.
  • The power grid in some countries can be unstable, a good quality travel USB charger allows for unexpected fluctuations to prevent damage to any devices attached to it. Attempting to repair an overloaded mobile phone in Dominica might prove difficult and costly.
  • Larger USB chargers also incorporate a power outlet strip to allow you to use low powered devices such as laptops, howeverthese are unsuitable for high wattage appliances such as hair dryers or clothes irons. Refer to our section on using travel appliances with a Dominicand power outlet for helpful guidelines and advice on the best power adapter for using a high powered appliances in a Dominicand power outlet.
  • Some tablets and cell phones might require more than the usual 500 mA (milliamps) produced from a standard 5 volt USB adapter to charge or provide fast charge. Ensure that the USB power adapter can support fast charging incase some of your devices require additional power.
  • On back at home travel USB power chargers can still be used by charging multiple cellphones and tablets every day using one power outlet.

What is the best USB charger for Dominica?

The is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Dominica using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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 the 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 wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Dominica.

Power converters for Dominica

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

Voltage converter

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

A small, cheap and lightweight power adapter [6] (or plug adapter) will change the shape of the plug on your appliance to slot into a power outlet in Dominica, however a more expensive and heavier power converter [7] converts a 230 volt Dominicand power outlet to work with a non-230 volt device.

Do I need a power converter for Dominica?

When you are travelling to Dominica from another region please ensure your device can be used with a 230v supply.

  • If charging a USB device which came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional International travel voltage converter [9] to prevent the device from overloading when charging it.
  • For powering larger appliances if you are visiting Dominica from a lower 110 volt country you will need to use a bulkier Step Down Voltage Converter [8] to convert the voltage from 110 volts to 230 volts.

See 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?

Single voltage hair straighteners 2

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

The way to see if a appliance is dual voltage is to look for either a sticker or numbers printed on the supplied power adapter or on the device itself, normally near to where the power cord plugs into. The location might depend on the make and model of your unit but could also be written in the instruction manual or on the box.

  • Single voltage devices could have a specific number - such as 110V.
  • Single voltage devices might also say a small voltage range (20 volts diffence) with a dash to accomodate small voltage fluctuations - such as 220-240V.
  • Dual voltage devices will typically say a large voltage range separated with a slash - such as 110/240V.

Travel appliances which can connect to a Dominicand 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 Dominicand power outlet

Beats Pill
Beats Pill

Beats Pill 2
Beats Pill 2

Jabra Bluetooth speakers which are compatible with a Dominicand power outlet

Jabra Solemate
Jabra Solemate

Jabra Solemate Mini
Jabra Solemate Mini

Mobile phones that can be connected to a Dominicand power outlet

A mobile phone
mobile phone

Apple iPhones which work with the Dominicand 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 can connect to a Dominicand power outlet

Samsung Galaxy S4
Samsung Galaxy S4

A list of Amazon Kindle tablets which can connect to a Dominicand 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 Dominicand 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/Dominica - Dominica Wikipedia web page.
  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/mn/search/ref=as_li_ss_tl?_encoding=UTF8&bbn=10967761&camp=1789&creative=390957&fst=as%3Aoff&linkCode=ur2&qid=1451321648&rh=n%3A172282%2Cn%3A!493964%2Cn%3A281407%2Cn%3A173541%2Cn%3A10967761%2Cp_n_feature_keywords_browse-bin%3A2888021011%5Cc2888054011&rnid=2887998011&tag=wikiconnections-20&linkId=A6EA2MIBWUPLQKJD - Step Down 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.