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

St Lucian power outlet

Summary

The type of power adapter, power converter or charger that's needed when visiting Saint Lucia all depends on the voltage and type of device that you're trying to power with a St Lucian power outlet. If you do not know what voltage your device can use then please read the section below about how can you tell if you have a single voltage or dual voltage device first.

  • If your device is 240 volts or is dual voltage and the plug will fit in a St Lucian power outlet then it can work in Saint Lucia without needing anything else.
  • If your device is 240 volts or is dual voltage but the plug won't fit in a St Lucian power outlet then you will need to bring a suitable plug adapter for Saint Lucia such a Type G plug adapter [2]. Be aware that a plug adapter for Saint Lucia (or power adapter) only changes the actual shape of the plug on your device to fit into a plug outlet found in Saint Lucia, but can't convert the voltage from 240 volts to a different voltage.
  • If your device doesn't run on 240 volts and isn't dual voltage you will also need a power converter for Saint Lucia to convert the voltage from 240 volts to the correct voltage for your device. You'll still need to pack a suitable plug adapter for Saint Lucia if the power converter doesn't include the correct Type G plug adapter.
  • If you simply need to bring your USB devices such as a tablet or mobile phone then a USB travel power adapter is recommended and it should be dual voltage, but make sure that you bring a USB travel adapter which has a Type G plug adapter otherwise you'll still need to use a suitable plug adapter for Saint Lucia.

Warning: If your device won't handle 240 volts you run a risk of damage to your device, an electrical fire hazard or blowing a fuse. Prior to using your device in Saint Lucia read the instruction manual to ensure safe operation.

Background

When planning a trip to Saint Lucia it's helpful to know if you'll be able to use all your common devices when you reach your destination. By not knowing which power supply is used you are more likely to bring the wrong power adaptor, thereby leaving you needing to borrow a potentially overpriced adaptor when you're there which might be incompatible. 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 Saint Lucia. This page has links to instructions showing which power adapters you'll need to supply power to your devices when you're travelling to Saint Lucia using their 240 volt 50Hz G Type power outlet, the St Lucians will use 13 amp plugs for wall outlets. Power adapters will change depending on which region you're taking a trip to therefore we suggest that you read our Wiki Connections global power adapters list where you'll find a complete list showing countries. We also recommend reading the Saint Lucia Wikipedia page [1] for more information on visiting the area.

Saint Lucia power adapters

Do I need a plug adapter for Saint Lucia?

If the outlet in your home country isn't the same as the type of St Lucian power outlet then you will need a power adapter. If you are travelling from America use a power adapter for Saint Lucia as American plugs won't fit into a St Lucian power outlet, and as the voltage is 240 volts you will also need to use a power converter for Saint Lucia to prevent damage or overheating to your device or appliance if it isn't dual voltage.

What is the best power adapter for Saint Lucia?

The best power adapter for Saint Lucia is a Type G power adapter [2] which will allow you to use any 240 volt appliance or device.

What is the best power adapter for Saint Lucia?

Saint Lucia power outlets

What plugs do they use in Saint Lucia?

The type of plug socket used in Saint Lucia is type G. The plug socket, technically known as a type G power outlet, can be recognised by the three vertical rectangular holes with plastic shutters forming a triangular pattern for live, neutral and earth pins.

What plugs do they use in Saint Lucia?

What is the voltage in Saint Lucia?

The standard residential voltage used in Saint Lucia is 240 volts.

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

The voltage from a St Lucian power outlet is 240 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 St Lucian power outlet which can change the voltage from 240 volts to 120 volts.

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

US plugs won't fit in a St Lucian power outlet so use a power adapter for Saint Lucia. 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 Saint Lucia and check that it works with a 50hz power outlet.

What electrical frequency is used with a St Lucian power outlet?

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

Saint Lucia 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 Lucia?

When you are travelling with more than just one device or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for Saint Lucia to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [5].

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the supplied 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 and support for certain power demanding devices. Having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers. Because you are only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers with only a single wall outlet.

We suggest buying this type of flexible travel adapter online - the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [5] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

What USB charger do I need for Saint Lucia?

Why use a travel USB charger for Saint Lucia?

  • 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 Saint Lucia.
  • 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 Saint Lucia.
  • USB chargers will accept the 240 volt power outlets in Saint Lucia and different voltage standards across the world.
  • There is a chance that hotel rooms in Saint Lucia 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 Saint Lucia 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 St Lucian power outlet for helpful guidelines and advice on the most suitable power adapter for a St Lucian 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 Saint Lucia?

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 Saint Lucia 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 Saint Lucia.
  • 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 Saint Lucia.

Power converters for Saint Lucia

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 Saint Lucia, but a more expensive and heavier power converter [7] will convert the voltage of 240 volts from a St Lucian power outlet to work with a non-240 volt appliance.

Do I need a voltage converter for Saint Lucia?

If visiting Saint Lucia from another region please make sure the device can be charged using a 240 volt supply.

  • If charging a USB device which originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts ensure the device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional International travel voltage converter [9] to prevent the device from being damaged during charging.
  • When powering larger appliances if you are visiting Saint Lucia from a lower 110 volt country you will need to use a much larger Step Down Voltage Converter [8] to convert the voltage from 110 volts to 240 volts.

Read the WikiConnections list of 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 St Lucian 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 Lucian power outlet

Beats Pill
Beats Pill

Beats Pill 2
Beats Pill 2

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

Jabra Solemate
Jabra Solemate

Jabra Solemate Mini
Jabra Solemate Mini

Mobile phones that can connect to a St Lucian power outlet

A mobile phone
mobile phone

Apple iPhones that can connect to a St Lucian 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 Lucian power outlet

Samsung Galaxy S4
Samsung Galaxy S4

A list of Amazon Kindle tablets which work with a St Lucian 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 Lucian 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._Lucia - Wikipedia entry about Saint Lucia.
  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.