Nevis power adapters - what plugs are used in Nevis?

Nevis power outlet

What adapter do I need for Nevis?

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 you are planning on travelling to Nevis from the US we suggest using a power adapter for Nevis as an American Type A or Type B power outlet might not commonly be found. Because the voltage is different in Nevis use a power converter if your device isn't dual voltage.
  • 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 [3]. 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

What is the best power adapter for Nevis?

The best power adapter for Nevis will be a Type G plug adapter [3] which is suitable for powering any 230 volt device or appliance.

What is the best power adapter for Nevis?

What is a power adapter for Nevis power outlet?

Power adapters are compact and lightweight plastic adapters which permit a different shaped power plug from a different region to easily fit into a Nevis power outlet.

Also known as: an electrical adapter, plug adapter, travel adapter, electrical adaptor, mains travel adapter or power adaptor [4].

Do I need a power adapter in Nevis?

This will depend on the type of plug you want to use and the location you are travelling from.

Will I need a power adapter for Nevis if I'm from America?

American Type A or Type B outlets might not typically be available in Nevis so it is advisable to bring a suitable plug adapter for Nevis, however because the voltage is 230 volts you will definitely need to bring a power converter for Nevis to prevent overheating or damage to your charger or appliance if it isn't dual voltage.

Does a power adapter change the voltage in Nevis?

No - a power adapter only adapts the shape of a plug to fit into a 230 volt Nevis power outlet and doesn't convert to a higher voltage. If you need to safely use any 100, 110 or 120 volt device then you also need to bring a step down power converter for Nevis along with the right adapter.

What does a power adapter for a Nevis power outlet do?

A power adapter enables a visitor from another country to use their own electronic devices in Nevis simply by adapting the shape of the plug from one shape to another.

Nevis power outlets and plug sockets

What plug sockets are used in Nevis?

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

  • Plug Type A - The wall socket (technically called the type A power outlet) is identified by the 2 adjacent slots for live and neutral pins.
  • Plug Type B - You can identify the wall socket by the two slots parallel to each other with a hole below for the earth pin.
  • Plug Type D - You can recognise the wall socket by three holes forming a triangular configuration.
  • Plug Type G - The wall outlet (also known as a type G power outlet) looks like 3 rectangular slots forming a triangular configuration.
What plug sockets are used in Nevis?

What voltage is used in a Nevis power outlet?

The typical residential voltage from a Nevis power outlet is 230 volts.

Do US plugs work in Nevis?

No - because the voltage is different you will need to use a power converter for Nevis if your device or appliance isn't dual voltage. We suggest bringing all types of plug adapters for Nevis as American types A or B power outlet might not readily be found.

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.

How do I use a 110 volt appliance in Nevis?

Use a step down power converter should you need to use either a 110V or 120V appliance in a Nevis power 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.

Is a power outlet for the Caribbean the same as a Nevis power outlet?

The Caribbean

Is a power outlet for the Caribbean the same as a Nevis power outlet?

Various islands in The Caribbean use different standards of voltages and power outlet types, a plug that can be used in Nevis might not operate or fit in another island. If you are visiting more than one island in The Caribbean it is advised to either bring a multiple power adapter travel set [5] containing every type of power adapter, or a smaller single international travel plug adapter [6] as both these options should ensure you're covered for most different power outlet types which you might find.

As different islands in The Caribbean use different standards of voltages and power outlet types, a plug that works with a Nevis power outlet might not operate with an electrical outlet on another island. If you need further details on what to expect we've put together a similar guide to this page for every Caribbean island: Anguilla, Antigua, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Barbuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Curacao, Dominican Republic, Dominica, Grenada, Grenadines, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Jamaica, Martinique, Montserrat, Nevis, Puerto Rico, Saint Kitts, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent, Tobago, Trinidad and US Virgin Islands.

What frequency is used in a Nevis power outlet?

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

Nevis 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 charging multiple USB powered devices when 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 [8]. 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 [8] 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 a power converter for a Nevis power outlet?

A power converter for Nevis allows you to use a 100, 110 or 120 volt electric appliance with a 230 volt Nevis power outlet.

Also known as: electrical converter, electrical transformer, voltage converter, power transformer or voltage transformer.

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

A small, cheap and lightweight power adapter [9] (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 [10] will transform a 230 volt Nevis power outlet to work with a non-230 volt appliance.

Do I need a power converter for Nevis?

If you are visiting Nevis from a different region please check the device will accept a 230 volt power supply.

  • A step down power converter [11] is needed if you are travelling from a country that uses 100-120 volts and your appliance isn't compatible with 230 volts. Read the WikiConnections world power outlets guide to see which voltage your country uses.
  • You shouldn't need a power converter if you already own either a 230 volt single voltage appliance or one that is dual voltage.
  • Normally electrical devices which are designed to work with a lower voltage such as 110 volts and used with 230 volts run a risk of an electrical fire hazard, a blown fuse or damage to your device.
  • You shouldn't need a converter if you wish to recharge a smaller electrical device such as a cell phone as these are normally designed for international use and support dual voltage, however you should always always check the device for dual voltage support prior to your journey.
  • When powering appliances which draw more power or generate heat (such as curling irons and hair dryers) then you will need to use a much larger higher wattage heavy duty power converter [12] which allows it to be used with a 230 volt Nevis power outlet.
  • Investing a smaller robust dual voltage travel appliance could be more cost effective and practical than carrying a much heavier power converter in order to use your existing domestic appliance.
  • For more information read our comprehensive travel guides on travelling with curling wands, clothes irons, blow dryers and flat irons in Nevis power outlets , along with guides for affordable dual voltage alternatives.

Will I need a power converter for Nevis if I'm from America?

The voltage from a wall outlet in Nevis is different to an American supply so you will need to bring a step down power converter if your appliance or charger isn't dual voltage.

What kind of converter do I need for Nevis?

In order to use any 100, 110 or 120 volt appliance in Nevis you need to use a step down power converter [11].

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

Voltage converter

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

Converters and transformers are both used to change one voltage to another, but this ambiguity can cause confusion as their purposes are different:

  • Power converters are designed for simple electrical appliances which typically generate heat or use motors such as clothes irons, shavers or hair dryers. Transformers are designed for more complex electronic items such as televisions or games consoles.
  • Buying a power converter is cheaper than buying a power transformer.
  • Power transformers are larger and heavier making them more suited for permanent residential use; for example an expat wishing to use an imported television would need to use a transformer for this purpose.
  • Power converters are more suitable for travellers wishing to bring domestic appliances abroad such as hair dryers or flat irons. However, it is more practical and cost effective to purchase a dual voltage appliance designed for travel rather than a heavier power converter.
  • Power converters are suitable for 2 pin ungrounded appliances, it could be harder to find a converter if you want to use a grounded 3 pin appliance.
  • Transformers can be used constantly however it is recommended that converters are used for no longer than a couple of hours at a time.
  • Shops may sell transformers under the name of converters, for the purposes this guide we will be referring to both converters and transformers as converters.

How to convert 230 volts to 110 volts

  1. Use a step down power converter [11] to allow you to use a 110 or 120 volt appliance with a 230 volt Nevis power outlet.
  2. If the power converter doesn't include the correct shaped plug then it will also be necessary to plug in the power cord from the power converter into a power adapter for Nevis before plugging that into a Nevis power outlet.
  3. Some power converters include the ability to perform both step up and step down voltage conversions, therefore it may be necessary to manually switch the converter to output the voltage to the 110-120 volt range.
  4. Plug your appliance into the converter and turn the power on, your 110-120 volt appliance can now be used with a 230 volt Nevis power outlet.

What voltage does Nevis use?

Nevis uses 230 volts in their normal power outlets.

How to tell the voltage of your device

Single voltage hair straighteners

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.

What can I connect to a Nevis power outlet?

Travel appliances that can connect to a Nevis power outlet

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Mobile phones which can be connected to the Nevis power outlet

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A list of Amazon Kindle tablets which can connect to a Nevis power outlet

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

Corrections

We endeavor to ensure all details on this page are correct and relevant to travelers visiting Nevis, if you wish to contribute any useful information or feedback please email travel@wikiconnections.org. For more comprehensive technical details visit the Wikipedia page on AC power plugs and sockets [13].

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Kitts_and_Nevis - Nevis Wikipedia page.
  2. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/ - International Electrotechnical Commission World Plugs
  3. Type G plug adapter - Allows appliances to connect to Type G power outlets without converting voltage.
  4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adapter - power adaptor
  5. Multiple power adapter travel set - 12 piece grounded international travel plug adapter set .
  6. Portable international travel plug adapter - AC Wall Charger with 2 USB sockets and outlets for US, UK, Australia and European power plugs which works in over 150 countries.
  7. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mains_electricity_by_country - WikiPedia - Mains electricity by country
  8. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters.
  9. 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
  10. Power converter - A step up step down power converter converts 110-120 volts up to 220-240 volts and 220-240 volts down to 110-120 Volts.
  11. Step down power converter - A step down power converter allows a 100-120 volt appliance to be used in a 220-240 volt power outlet.
  12. Heavy duty power converter - A 5000 watt heavy duty step up and step down power converter used to convert voltages for domestic appliances, power tools, televisions, heating appliances and motors.
  13. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AC_power_plugs_and_sockets - AC power plugs and sockets