Grenada power adapters - what plugs are used in Grenada?

Grenadian power outlet

Summary

The type of plug adapter, converter or charger that you'll need when visiting Grenada all depend on the voltage and type of device that you're attempting to use in a Grenadian power outlet. If you're unsure of which voltage your device uses then read the section on how to tell the voltage of your device before going any further.

  • If your device can run on 230 volts or is dual voltage and your plug fits in a Grenadian power outlet then you can use it in Grenada.
  • If your device can run on 230 volts or is dual voltage but your plug doesn't fit in a Grenadian power outlet you'll need a suitable plug adapter for Grenada such a Type G plug adapter [2]. A plug adapter for Grenada (or power adapter) is designed to change the shape of the plug on your device to fit into a plug outlet found in Grenada, but isn't designed to change the voltage from 230 volts to another voltage.
  • If your device doesn't run on 230 volts and isn't dual voltage you will also need a power converter for Grenada to convert the voltage from 230 volts to the correct voltage for your device. You'll still need to pack a suitable plug adapter for Grenada if the power converter doesn't include the correct Type G plug adapter.
  • If you simply need to bring one or more USB devices such as a cell phone or a tablet then a USB travel power adapter is suitable and it should work with any voltage, however ensure that you choose to bring one which includes a Type G plug adapter otherwise you will also need to bring along a suitable plug adapter for Grenada.

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

Background

Complicated standards and plugs can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of common standards used in the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need in advance to power your electronics in Grenada. This page has links to instructions showing which power adapters you'll need to supply power to your devices when you're travelling to Grenada using their 230 volt 50Hz G Type power outlet, the Grenadians will use 13 amp plugs for wall outlets. Power adapters change from country to country therefore we suggest that you read our Wiki Connections global power adapters list for a full list showing countries. We also recommend reading the Grenada Wikipedia page [1] for more information on visiting the area.

Grenada power adapters

Do I need a plug adapter for Grenada?

If the outlet in your home country isn't the same as the type of Grenadian power outlet then you will need a power adapter. If you are travelling from America use a power adapter for Grenada as American plugs won't fit into a Grenadian power outlet, and as the voltage is 230 volts you will also need to use a power converter for Grenada to prevent damage or overheating to your device or appliance if it isn't dual voltage.

What is the best power adapter for Grenada?

The best power adapter for Grenada will be a Type G plug adapter [2] which allows you to use any 230 volt device or appliance.

What is the best power adapter for Grenada?

Grenada power outlets

What type of outlets are in Grenada?

Type G power outlets are used in Grenada. You can identify this wall supply by 3 slots containing shutters in a triangle shape.

What type of outlets are in Grenada?

What is the voltage in Grenada?

The standard residential voltage used in Grenada is 230 volts.

What electrical frequency is used with a Grenadian power outlet?

The frequency of the alternating current found in a Grenadian power outlet is 50Hz.

Is the voltage in Grenada the same as the US?

The voltage from a Grenadian power outlet is 230 volts, whereas Americans use 120 volts. If your US charger or appliance isn't dual voltage then you will need to use a power converter for a Grenadian power outlet which can change the voltage from 230 volts to 120 volts.

Is a Grenadian power outlet the same as the US?

US plugs won't fit in a Grenadian power outlet so use a power adapter for Grenada. Both the voltage and frequency are different so if your charger or appliance isn't dual voltage you need to use a power converter for Grenada and check that it works with a 50hz power outlet.

Grenada 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 Grenada?

If travelling to more than one country the best travel charger for Grenada is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [5]. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the included heads over. If your model of device supports Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices will) then you will benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters this will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters on your trip to Grenada or occupying additional power outlets. By only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling and suitable for recharging your devices at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel chargers can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers with only a single plug socket.

We suggest buying an adaptable power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [5] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

What USB charger do I need for Grenada?

Why use a travel USB charger for Grenada?

  • Typically travel USB chargers include multiple USB charger ports, meaning you now only need to bring one charger to charge multiple devices. This helps reduce the weightand size of your luggage by only packing a single USB wall charger rather than bringing numerous chargers.
  • Most travel USB chargers include interchangeable plug heads for different power outlet types making them suitable when visiting other countries which will probably use different standards to Grenada.
  • Good chargers are compact, rugged and lightweight - ideal for rigors of travel rather than risking bringing a domestic charger which might be hard to repair in Grenada.
  • USB chargers will accept the 230 volt power outlets in Grenada and different voltage standards across the world.
  • There is a chance that hotel rooms in Grenada only have one power outlet, by using a travel charger with multiple USB ports means you can share out the single power supply with family or other traveler rather than having to wait to recharge each device one by one.
  • Because of their flexible nature they take the worry out of travelling to an unknown destination as they are guaranteed to work practically anywhere in the world.
  • Power outlets found in airports can be sparse and the demand for charging multiple cell phones from other passengers during departure can be high, therefore a USB travel charger with multiple ports and the capability to fast charge is perect.
  • Sometimes the power grid in a country can be unstable, a good quality travel USB charger allows for unexpected surges and will help prevent damage to any devices attached to it. Attempting to repair an overloaded cell phone or tablet in Grenada could prove to be difficult and costly.
  • Premium USB travel chargers will also include a power outlet strip to allow you to plug in multiple low wattage domestic appliances such as laptops, howeverthese will be unsuitable for high powered domestic such as hair dryers or clothes irons. Read the guide on using travel appliances with a Grenadian power outlet for helpful guidelines and advice on the most suitable power adapter for a Grenadian power outlet for high powered devices.
  • Some cell phones and tablets could require more than the normal 500 milliamps supplied by a normal 5 volt USB adapter to charge or provide fast charge. Higher priced USB chargers will support fast charging incase some of your devices require additional power.
  • On back at home travel USB chargers can also be useful by charging multiple mobile phones every day using one power outlet.

What is the best USB charger for Grenada?

The is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of regions with unreliable power grids. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Grenada and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Grenada.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Grenada.

Power converters for Grenada

What is the difference between a power adapter and a power converter?

Voltage converter

What is the difference between a power adapter and a power converter?

A small, cheap and lightweight power adapter [6] (or plug adapter) will change the shape of the plug on your appliance to fit into a power outlet found in Grenada, but a more expensive and heavier power converter [7] will convert the voltage of 230 volts from a Grenadian power outlet to work with a non-230 volt appliance.

Do I need a voltage converter for Grenada?

If visiting Grenada from another region please make sure the device can accept a 230 volt supply.

  • If charging a USB device which came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) make sure the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional International travel voltage converter [9] to avoid the device from overloading whilst powering it up.
  • For supplying power to larger appliances if you are traveling to Grenada from a lower 110 volt location you will need to use a bulkier Step Down Voltage Converter [8] to convert the voltage from 110 volts to 230 volts.

See the world power outlets page to find out which voltage your country uses.

What voltage is my appliance?

Single voltage hair dryer

What voltage is my appliance?

The easiest method to see if a appliance is dual voltage is to look for numbers printed on the power plug or on the unit itself, typically near to where the power cord plugs into. The location will vary depending on the make or model of your unit but could also state in the instruction manual.

  • Single voltage devices could have a specific number - such as 220V.
  • Single voltage devices could also have 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 larger range separated with a slash - such as 100/240V.

Travel appliances that can connect to a Grenadian 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 Grenadian power outlet

Beats Pill
Beats Pill

Beats Pill 2
Beats Pill 2

Jabra Bluetooth speakers which are compatible with a Grenadian power outlet

Jabra Solemate
Jabra Solemate

Jabra Solemate Mini
Jabra Solemate Mini

Mobile phones that can connect to a Grenadian power outlet

A mobile phone
mobile phone

Apple iPhones that can connect to a Grenadian 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 Grenadian power outlet

Samsung Galaxy S4
Samsung Galaxy S4

A list of Amazon Kindle tablets which work with a Grenadian 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 Grenadian 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/Grenada - Wikipedia entry about Grenada.
  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.