Nevis power adapters - what plugs are used in Nevis?

Nevis power outlet

Summary

The type of power adapter, converter or charger that you'll need to bring when visiting Nevis will all depend on the voltage and type of device that you're attempting to power in a Nevis power outlet. If you're not sure what voltage your device uses then read the section below on how can you tell if you have a single voltage or dual voltage device first.

  • If your device can run on 230 volts or is dual voltage and the plug can fit in a Nevis power outlet then it should work in Nevis without needing a plug adapter.
  • If your device is 230 volts or is dual voltage but your plug won't fit in a Nevis power outlet you'll need to bring a suitable plug adapter for Nevis such a Type G plug adapter [2]. Please Note that a plug adapter for Nevis (or power adapter) only changes the shape of the plug on your device to fit into a plug outlet found in Nevis, but doesn't change the voltage from 230 volts to a different voltage.
  • If your device can't use 230 volts and isn't dual voltage you'll also need a power converter for Nevis to convert the voltage from 230 volts to the correct voltage for your device. You'll still need to use a suitable plug adapter for Nevis if your power converter doesn't have the correct Type G plug adapter.
  • If you want to power USB devices such as mobile phones or tablets then a USB travel power adapter is suitable and it should be dual voltage, however ensure that you choose a USB travel adapter which has a Type G plug adapter otherwise you will still need to pack a suitable plug adapter for Nevis.

Warning: If your device won't handle 230 volts used in Nevis you run the risk of a blown fuse, damage to your device or even an electrical fire hazard. Prior to using your device in Nevis please read the instruction manual to ensure safe operation.

Background

Different standards and voltages can all be confusing when planning on staying in a foreign country, especially to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used in the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your device in Nevis. This page contains links to useful instructions which shows exactly which power adapters you'll need to charge your devices when visiting Nevis using the standard G, A, B or D type Nevis 230 volt 60Hz power outlets. Power adapters are different depending on which region you in so please read our WikiConnections global power adapters list where you'll find a full list showing regions. We recommend referring to the Nevis Wikipedia page [1] for further information.

Nevis power adapters

Do I need a power adapter for Nevis?

This will depend on the type of plug you want to use and the location you are travelling from. An American Type A or Type B outlet might not commonly be available in Nevis so it is advisable to use a suitable power adapter for Nevis, however because the voltage is different you will definitely need to use a power converter for Nevis to prevent damage or overheating to your appliance or charger if it isn't dual voltage.

What is the best power adapter for Nevis?

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

What is the best power adapter for Nevis?

Nevis power outlets

What type of power outlets are in Nevis?

There are four types of power supply used in Nevis, types G, A, B and D with the primary power supply being type G:

  • Plug Type A - You can identify the wall supply by the two thin adjacent slots next to each other.
  • Plug Type B - The wall socket (technically called a type B power outlet) is identified by the 2 slots where the live and neutral blades slide into with a single semicircular hole below for the longer grounded pin.
  • Plug Type D - The wall socket, also called a type D power outlet, can be recognised by 3 round holes forming a triangle pattern for live, neutral and ground.
  • Plug Type G - You can identify the power supply by the 3 vertical holes with plastic shutters in a triangle pattern for live, neutral and ground pins.
What type of power outlets are in Nevis?

What voltage is used in Nevis?

The normal residential voltage in Nevis is 230 volts.

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

The voltage which comes from a Nevis power outlet is 230 volts, but Americans use 120 volts. If your American appliance or charger isn't dual voltage then you will need use a power converter for a Nevis power outlet which allows a 120 volt US appliance to work with a 220-240 volt outlet.

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

Even though an American Type A or Type B power outlet could be available in Nevis it is still recommended to use a suitable plug adapter for Nevis. The frequency is the same in America however the voltage is different so use a power converter for Nevis if your appliance or charger isn't dual voltage.

What frequency is used in a Nevis power outlet?

The frequency of the alternating current in a Nevis power outlet is 60 Hz.

Nevis 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 Nevis?

If you are travelling to multiple countries then the best travel power adapter for Nevis is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [5]. Nevisian use four different standards of wall outlets (types G, A, B and D) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types A and G.

As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your model of device is compatible with Fast Charge then you will benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these travel chargers along with compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets. Having a four port adapter means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to bring individual power adapters or occupying additional power sockets. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers with just a single plug socket.

If you travel often we suggest searching for this type of versatile power adapter at your preferred electronics retailer. The travel charger illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [5] which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

What USB charger do I need for Nevis?

Why use a travel USB charger for Nevis?

  • Most travel USB chargers include 4 or more USB charger ports, meaning you now only need to bring a single charger to charge multiple devices. This cuts down on the weight of your luggage by only bringing a single USB wall charger instead of bringing multiple individual power chargers.
  • All travel USB chargers should include swappable plug heads for different countries. This is suitable if visiting multiple countries across North America which will probably use a different outlet to Nevis.
  • Good USB power chargers are lightweight, compact and rugged; ideal for the rigors of travel instead of than risking packing a domestic charger which might be hard to repair or replace in Nevis.
  • USB chargers will accept both the 230 volt power outlets in Nevis along with other voltage standards across the world.
  • There is a chance that some hotels in Nevis might only have one power outlet, by using a travel charger with multiple USB ports allows you to share the single power supply with all your devices rather than having to wait to recharge one device at a time.
  • Because of their versatile nature a travel USB charger takes the worry out of visiting an unknown destination as they are guaranteed to work almost anywhere on the planet.
  • Power outlets in airport departure lounges can be sparse and demand for charging multiple cell phones from other passengers before a flight can be high, therefore a USB charger with multiple ports and the ability to fast charge is ideal.
  • The power grid in some countries can be unstable, a good travel USB charger allows for unexpected spikes and will prevent damage to any devices connected to it. Attempting to repair an overloaded cell phone in Nevis could prove to be problematic and costly.
  • Higher priced USB chargers will also feature a power outlet strip to allow you to power multiple low powered devices such as laptops, howeverthese will be unsuitable for high wattage domestic such as hair dryers or clothes irons. Please read our guide on using travel appliances in Nevis for helpful advice on the best power adapter for using a high wattage devices with a Nevis power outlet.
  • Some cellphones might pull more than the usual 500 milliamps supplied by a standard 5 volt USB adapter to charge or provide fast charge. Check to see if a USB travel chargers will support fast charging incase any of your devices require extra power.
  • On returning home travel USB chargers can also be used by recharging multiple mobile phones and tablets every day using only one power outlet.

What is the best USB charger for Nevis?

The is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Nevis 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 most popular portable option for travellers originating from America going to Nevis.
  • 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 originating from the US using type B plugs. This gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a flexible 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 Nevis.

Power converters for Nevis

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

Voltage converter

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

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

Do I need a voltage converter for Nevis?

When visiting Nevis from another country ensure the device can be used with a 230 volt supply.

  • If charging a USB device which was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v ensure that your device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional International travel voltage converter [9] to avoid the device from overloading during charging.
  • For powering larger appliances if you are visiting Nevis from a lower 110 volt location you will need to use a much bulkier Step Down Voltage Converter [8] to convert the voltage from 110 volts to 230 volts.

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

How to tell the voltage of your device

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How to tell the voltage of your device

One method to tell if your appliance is dual voltage is to check for a sticker on the power adapter or on the appliance itself, typically near to where the power cord goes. This location will depend on the make or model of your appliance, it could also be written on the box or in the instruction manual.

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

Travel appliances that can connect to a Nevis 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 Nevis power outlet

Beats Pill
Beats Pill

Beats Pill 2
Beats Pill 2

Jabra Bluetooth speakers which are compatible with a Nevis power outlet

Jabra Solemate
Jabra Solemate

Jabra Solemate Mini
Jabra Solemate Mini

Mobile phones which can be connected to the Nevis power outlet

A mobile phone
mobile phone

Apple iPhones which can be connected to the Nevis 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 Nevis power outlet

Samsung Galaxy S4
Samsung Galaxy S4

A list of Amazon Kindle tablets which can connect to a Nevis 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 Nevis 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/St._Kitts_and_Nevis - Nevis Wikipedia 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.