Saint Kitts power adapters - what plugs are used in Saint Kitts?

St Kitts power outlet

Summary

The type of plug adapter, converter or charger that's needed when visiting Saint Kitts all depends on the voltage and type of device that you're attempting to use in a St Kitts power outlet. If you do not know which voltage your device uses then read the section about how to tell the voltage of your device before going any further.

  • If your device is 230 volts or is dual voltage and the plug will fit in a St Kitts power outlet then you can use it in Saint Kitts.
  • If your device is 230 volts or is dual voltage but the plug won't fit in a St Kitts power outlet you'll need a suitable plug adapter for Saint Kitts such a Type G plug adapter [2]. Be aware that a plug adapter for Saint Kitts (or power adapter) is designed to change the shape of the plug on your device to fit into a plug outlet found in Saint Kitts, but won't convert the voltage from 230 volts to use with another voltage.
  • If your device can't run on 230 volts and isn't dual voltage then you'll also need a power converter for Saint Kitts to convert the voltage from 230 volts to the correct voltage on your device. You'll still need to pack a suitable plug adapter for Saint Kitts if your power converter doesn't have the correct Type G plug adapter.
  • If you simply need to power one or more USB devices such as a tablet or a mobile 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 use a suitable plug adapter for Saint Kitts.

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

Background

If you are organizing a vacation to Saint Kitts it can be useful to know in advance if you'll be able to use all your vital electronics that you are bringing along with you. Without knowing which wall socket is being used you may bring the wrong power adaptor, thereby leaving you needing to purchase a suitable charger when you're there. Different voltages and sockets can often be confusing when planning on travelling to 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 charge your electronics in Saint Kitts. This page has links to step-by-step instructions telling you exactly which power adapters you'll need to supply power to your devices when you're visiting Saint Kitts by using the standard Type G, A, B or D 230 volt 60Hz power outlets, Type G plug outlets will be typically used by a majority of Kittitian. Most power adapters will change depending on which area you visiting therefore please read our Wikiconnections travel power adapters guide for a full list showing powering devices in different destinations. We also recommend referring to the Saint Kitts Wikipedia page [1] for more indepth details.

Saint Kitts power adapters

Do I need a plug adapter in Saint Kitts?

If the power plug you are using is different to the shape of the St Kitts power outlet then you will need a power adapter. US Type A or Type B power outlets might not commonly be found in Saint Kitts so it is advisable to bring a suitable power adapter for Saint Kitts, however as the voltage is much higher you will definitely need to bring a power converter for Saint Kitts if your appliance or charger isn't dual voltage to prevent damage or overheating.

What is the best power adapter for Saint Kitts?

The best power adapter for Saint Kitts is a Type G power adapter [2] which allows you to use any 230 volt device or appliance.

What is the best power adapter for Saint Kitts?

Saint Kitts power outlets

What plug sockets are used in Saint Kitts?

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

  • Plug Type A - This plug socket, technically called a type A power outlet, is recognised by the 2 slots next to each other.
  • Plug Type B - You can identify the plug socket by the 2 slots next to each other with a single hole below for the earthed pin.
  • Plug Type D - You can recognise the power supply by three round holes forming a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground.
  • Plug Type G - You can identify the plug socket by 3 vertical rectangular holes in a triangular pattern.
What plug sockets are used in Saint Kitts?

What is the voltage in Saint Kitts?

The common voltage in Saint Kitts is 230 volts.

Is the voltage in Saint Kitts the same as the US?

The voltage in Saint Kitts is 230 volts, but Americans use 120 volts. If your US appliance or charger won't handle dual voltage then you will need to use a power converter for a St Kitts power outlet which can change the voltage from 230 volts to 120 volts.

Is a St Kitts power outlet the same as the US?

Even though US Type A or Type B power outlets could possibly be available in Saint Kitts it is recommended to use a suitable plug adapter for Saint Kitts. The frequency is the same as America however the voltage is different so use a power converter for Saint Kitts if your charger or appliance isn't dual voltage.

What is the frequency used in a St Kitts power outlet?

The frequency from a St Kitts power outlet is 60Hz.

Saint Kitts 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 Saint Kitts?

If travelling with more than one device or visiting multiple countries then the best travel charger for Saint Kitts to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [5]. Kittitian use four different standards of plug sockets (G, A, B and D) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types A and G. Because these types of 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 over. If your device supports Fast Charge then you will benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers, along with additional support for certain power demanding devices.

This means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power chargers or using up additional wall sockets. By only bringing a single USB travel charger will also keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling often we recommend searching for a flexible travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer, the multipurpose power charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [5] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

What USB charger do I need for Saint Kitts?

Why use a travel USB charger for Saint Kitts?

  • Normal travel USB chargers include 4 or more USB charger ports, this means that you only need to bring one charger to charge multiple devices. This helps reduce the weightand size of your baggage by only bringing one USB wall charger rather than bringing several different USB power chargers.
  • Most travel USB power chargers will include swappable plug heads for different power outlet types. This is ideal if visiting other countries across North America which are likely to use different standards to Saint Kitts.
  • Good USB travel chargers are compact, rugged and lightweight; perfect for the rigors of travel instead of than risking bringing a domestic charger which might be impossible to repair or replace in Saint Kitts.
  • USB travel chargers will accept the 230 volt power outlets in Saint Kitts and other voltage standards in other countries.
  • There is a chance that hotel bedrooms in Saint Kitts only have one wall outlet, by using a travel charger with multiple USB ports means you can share out the single wall outlet with all your devices instead of having to wait to recharge each device one by one.
  • Because of their versatile nature a travel USB charger takes the uncertainty out of travelling to an unknown destination as they are guaranteed to work practically anywhere on the planet.
  • Power outlets in airports can be scarce and demand for charging multiple devices from other passengers during departure can be high, therefore a USB travel charger with multiple ports and the ability to charge quickly is ideal.
  • Sometimes the power grid in a country can be unstable, a good quality travel charger allows for unexpected fluctuations to prevent damage to any devices attached to it. Attempting to repair an overloaded mobile phone in Saint Kitts might prove difficult and costly.
  • Premium USB chargers also feature a power outlet strip to allow you to plug in multiple low powered devices such as laptops, howeverthese will be unsuitable for high wattage appliances such as hair dryers or clothes irons. Read the section on using travel appliances in Saint Kitts for useful advice on the most suitable power adapter for a St Kitts power outlet for high wattage appliances.
  • Certain mobile phones could require more than the standard 500 mA supplied by a normal 5 volt USB adapter to charge or provide fast charge. Quality USB chargers will support fast charging incase some of your devices need extra power.
  • When returning home travel USB power chargers can also be useful by charging multiple cell phones and tablets every day using a single power outlet.

What is the best USB charger for Saint Kitts?

The is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 best selling compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Saint Kitts using 3 pin type B US plug sockets.
  • 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 from North America using type B plugs. This gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half 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 majority of travellers from around the world visiting Saint Kitts.

Power converters for Saint Kitts

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

Voltage converter

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

A heavy and bulky power converter [7] will transform the voltage of 230 volts from a St Kitts power outlet to work with a non-230 volt appliance, whereas a more lightweight and cheaper power adapter [6] (or plug adapter) will change the shape of the plug on your device to fit into a power outlet found in Saint Kitts.

Do I need a power converter for Saint Kitts?

When visiting Saint Kitts from another country please check that your device can be used with a 230v supply.

  • If charging a USB device which originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure 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 supplying power to larger appliances if you are visiting Saint Kitts from a lower 110 volt country 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 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?

Dual voltage hair dryer

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

The method to see if a appliance is dual voltage is to look for a sticker on the supplied power adapter or on the unit itself, typically on the rear of the device or near to where the power cord sits. The location will depend on the make and model of your device and could also state on the box.

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

Travel appliances that can connect to a St Kitts 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 St Kitts power outlet

Beats Pill
Beats Pill

Beats Pill 2
Beats Pill 2

Jabra Bluetooth speakers which are compatible with a St Kitts power outlet

Jabra Solemate
Jabra Solemate

Jabra Solemate Mini
Jabra Solemate Mini

Mobile phones which work with the St Kitts power outlet

A mobile phone
mobile phone

Apple iPhones that can be connected to a St Kitts 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 St Kitts power outlet

Samsung Galaxy S4
Samsung Galaxy S4

A list of Amazon Kindle tablets which work with a St Kitts 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 St Kitts 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 - Saint Kitts entry on wikipedia.org.
  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.