Haiti power adapters - what plugs are used in Haiti?

Haitian power outlet

Summary

The type of power adapter, power converter or charger that's needed when visiting Haiti all depend on the voltage and type of device that you're trying to charge in a Haitian power outlet. If you're unclear about what voltage your device can use then read the section below about how to find out the voltage of your device before going any further.

  • If your device is 110 volts or is dual voltage and your plug fits in a Haitian power outlet then it can work in Haiti without needing a plug adapter.
  • If your device is 110 volts or is dual voltage but your plug won't fit in a Haitian power outlet then you'll need a suitable plug adapter for Haiti such a Type B plug adapter [2]. A plug adapter for Haiti (or power adapter) is designed to change the actual shape of the plug on your device to fit into a plug outlet found in Haiti, but can't change the voltage from 110 volts to a different voltage.
  • If your device can't use 110 volts and isn't dual voltage you will also need a power converter for Haiti to convert the voltage from 110 volts to the correct voltage on your device. You'll still need to bring a suitable plug adapter for Haiti if the power converter doesn't use the correct Type B plug adapter.
  • If you only want to power USB devices such as a tablet or mobile phone then a USB travel power adapter is suitable and it will work with any voltage, however make sure that you choose to bring a USB travel adapter which has a Type B plug adapter otherwise you will still need to bring a suitable plug adapter for Haiti.

Warning: If your device won't handle 110 volts you run the potential risk of blowing a fuse, damage to your device or even an electrical fire hazard. Before using your device in Haiti please read the instruction manual to ensure safe operation.

Background

If you are packing for a trip it's helpful to know in advance if you'll be able to use any essential devices like mobile phones and laptops when you get to your destination. By not knowing which power socket is used in Haiti you may end up either bringing unnecessary adaptors or pack the wrong power adaptor, thereby leaving you having to purchase a suitable adaptor when you need to recharge which could be incompatible and damage your device. Varying complicated combinations of voltages and standards can all be confusing when planning on staying in a foreign country, especially for the first time traveller. However this isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your electronics in Haiti. This page contains links to step-by-step instructions showing exactly how to supply power to your devices in Haiti by using their types B or A 110 volt 60Hz power outlets, Type B wall outlets are used by a majority of Haitians. Power sockets change from country to country therefore we suggest reading the power adapters page for a full list of countries. We also suggest referring to the Haiti Wikipedia page [1] for more details.

Haiti power adapters

Do I need a power adapter in Haiti?

This depends on the shape of plug you wish to use and the country you are travelling from. An American plug does not require a plug adapter as it already fits into a Haitian power outlet.

What is the best power adapter for Haiti?

The best power adapter for Haiti will be a Type B power adapter [2] which will allow you to use any 110 volt device or appliance.

What is the best power adapter for Haiti?

Haiti power outlets

What type of outlets are in Haiti?

There are two different types of power supply used in Haiti, types B and A with the primary power supply being type B:

  • Plug Type A - You can recognise the wall socket by the two thin slots next to each other where the live and neutral blades go.
  • Plug Type B - The wall supply (also known as a type B power outlet) can be recognised by the 2 slots adjacent to each other with a single semicircular shaped hole below for the long ground pin.
What type of outlets are in Haiti?

What is the voltage in Haiti?

The residential voltage used in Haiti is 110 volts.

What frequency is used in Haiti?

The frequency found in a Haitian power outlet is 60Hz.

Is a plug socket in Haiti the same as the US?

A US plug will fit into outlets in Haiti, both the voltage range and frequency are the identical to America.

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

The voltage which comes from a Haitian power outlet is 110 volts, however Americans use 120 volts. Even though these are similar please check the voltage on your American appliance or charger can support a voltage range between 100 to 127 volts or that it is dual voltage.

Haiti 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 Haiti?

If you are travelling with more than just one device and visiting more than one country then the best travel power adapter for Haiti is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [5]. There are two different types of wall outlets in Haiti (types B and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the included heads. If your type of device is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you will benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB travel chargers along with support for more power demanding devices.

Having a 4 port adapter means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple travel chargers on your Haitian trip or occupying additional wall sockets. Because you are only packing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest searching for a flexible power adapter of this nature online. The multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [5] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

What USB charger do I need for Haiti?

Why use a travel USB charger for Haiti?

  • Normal travel USB chargers include multiple USB charger ports, meaning you should only need to bring one charger to charge multiple devices. It helps reduce the weight of your baggage by only needing to pack a single USB wall charger instead of bringing multiple individual power chargers along.
  • Travel USB power chargers include interchangeable plug heads for various power outlet types. This is suitable if visiting different countries across North America which will probably use different standards to Haiti.
  • Good travel power chargers are rugged, lightweight and compact; ideal for the rigors of travel instead of than risking bringing a domestic charger which could be hard to replace in Haiti.
  • USB travel chargers will accept the 110 volts used in Haiti power outlets and different voltage standards in other countries.
  • It is possible that some hotels in Haiti only have a single power outlet, by bringing a travel charger with multiple USB ports means you can share out the single wall outlet with family or other traveler rather than waiting to charge each device one by one.
  • Because of their versatile nature a travel USB charger takes the worry out of visiting any unknown destination as they are guaranteed to work almost anywhere around the world.
  • Power outlets found in airports can be in short supply and the demand for charging multiple cell phones before a flight can be high, therefore a USB charger with multiple ports and the ability to fast charge is ideal.
  • Some countries power grids are unstable, a good travel charger allows for unexpected surges and prevents damage to any devices attached to it. Attempting to repair an overloaded smartphone or tablet in Haiti could prove inconvenient and costly.
  • More expensive USB chargers will also incorporate power outlet strips to allow you to use low wattage domestic appliances such as laptops, howeverthese are unsuitable for high wattage domestic such as hair dryers or clothes irons. Refer to our guide on using travel appliances with a Haitian power outlet for advice on the most suitable power adapter for a high wattage devices in a Haitian power outlet.
  • Some tablets and mobile phones could pull more than the standard 500 milliamps produced from a normal 5 volt USB adapter to charge or provide fast charge. Ensure that the USB power adapter can support fast charging incase any of your devices need additional power.
  • When back at home travel USB chargers can still be useful by recharging multiple mobile phones and tablets every day using only a single power outlet.

What is the best USB charger for Haiti?

The is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Haiti 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 most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Haiti.
  • 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 originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a generous 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 Haiti.

Power converters for Haiti

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

Voltage converter

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

A lightweight, cheap and small power adapter [6] (or plug adapter) will change the shape of the plug on your appliance to slot into a power outlet found in Haiti, but a heavy and bulkier power converter [7] converts a 110 volt Haitian power outlet to work with a non-110 volt appliance.

Do I need a voltage converter for Haiti?

If you are visiting Haiti from another region please check the device can be charged using a 110v supply.

  • If your device doesn't power up or recharges slowly when travelling to Haiti from a different region check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which originate from another country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts either take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check that your device is a dual voltage device (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional International travel voltage converter [9] to ensure safe and proper use when powering devices.
  • For supplying power to larger appliances if you are visiting Haiti from a higher 230 volt location you will need to use a larger Step Up Voltage Converter [8] to convert the voltage from 230 volts to 110 volts.

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

What voltage is my device?

Single voltage hair dryer

What voltage is my device?

The best way to see if a device is dual voltage is to check for either a sticker or numbers printed on the charger or on the device itself, normally on the rear or near to where the power cord sits. The location might depend on the make or model of your appliance, it could also be written in the instruction manual.

  • Single voltage devices might have a specific number - such as 240V.
  • Single voltage devices might also have a small voltage range (20 volts diffence) with a dash to accomodate small voltage fluctuations - such as 100-120V.
  • Dual voltage devices will typically say a larger voltage range separated with a slash - such as 110/240V.

Travel appliances which can connect to a Haitian 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 Haitian power outlet

Beats Pill
Beats Pill

Beats Pill 2
Beats Pill 2

Jabra Bluetooth speakers which are compatible with a Haitian power outlet

Jabra Solemate
Jabra Solemate

Jabra Solemate Mini
Jabra Solemate Mini

Mobile phones that work with the Haitian power outlet

A mobile phone
mobile phone

Apple iPhones that work with the Haitian 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 Haitian power outlet

Samsung Galaxy S4
Samsung Galaxy S4

A list of Amazon Kindle tablets which work with a Haitian 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 Haitian 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/Haiti - Haitian country entry on wikipedia.
  2. Type B plug adapter - Allows appliances to connect to Type B 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.