Guyana power adapters - what plugs are used in Guyana?

Guyanese power outlet

Summary

The type of plug adapter, converter or charger that's needed when visiting Guyana all depend on the voltage and type of device that you're attempting to charge with a Guyanese power outlet. If you're unclear about which voltage your device uses then please read the section below about how can you tell if you have a dual voltage device first.

  • If your device is 220 volts or is dual voltage and your plug fits in a Guyanese power outlet then you can use it in Guyana without needing anything else.
  • If your device is 220 volts or is dual voltage but your plug doesn't fit in a Guyanese power outlet you will need to bring a suitable plug adapter for Guyana such a Type G plug adapter [2]. A plug adapter for Guyana (or power adapter) will change the actual shape of the plug on your device to fit into a plug outlet found in Guyana, but won't change the voltage from 220 volts to another voltage.
  • If your device is unable to use 220 volts and isn't dual voltage you will also need a power converter for Guyana to convert the voltage from 220 volts to the correct voltage for your device. You'll still need to bring along a suitable plug adapter for Guyana if your power converter doesn't use the correct Type G plug adapter.
  • If you need to power USB devices such as a mobile phone or a tablet then a USB travel power adapter will be more suited and it should be dual voltage, but make sure that you choose to bring one which has a Type G plug adapter otherwise you'll still need to bring along a suitable plug adapter for Guyana.

Warning: If your device won't handle the 220 volts used in Guyana you run a risk of an electrical fire hazard, blowing a fuse or damage to your device. Prior to using your device in Guyana read the instruction manual first to ensure safe operation.

Background

Complicated combinations of standards and plugs can all cause confusion when planning on travelling to a different country especially for the first time traveller. This isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need in advance to power your device in Guyana. This page contains links to useful instructions showing how to power your devices when staying in Guyana by using their Type G, A, B or D Guyanese 220 volt 60Hz wall outlets. Power will vary depending on which region you are in so please read the World power adapters page for a complete list of countries. We recommend reading the Guyana Wikipedia page [1] for further details prior to the area.

Guyana power adapters

Do I need a plug adapter in Guyana?

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

What is the best power adapter for Guyana?

The best power adapter for Guyana will be a Type G plug adapter [2] which will allow you to use any 220 volt appliance or device.

What is the best power adapter for Guyana?

Guyana power outlets

What kind of outlets are in Guyana?

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

  • Plug Type A - You can identify the plug socket by 2 thin slots adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins.
  • Plug Type B - You can recognise the power supply by two thin slots next to each other for live and neutral blades with a single hole below for the slightly longer ground pin.
  • Plug Type D - This power socket (called a type D power outlet) can be recognised by the three holes in a triangle shape.
  • Plug Type G - This wall supply (also called a type G power outlet) can be identified by the three vertical slots with shutters forming a triangular configuration for live, neutral and ground.
What kind of outlets are in Guyana?

What is the voltage in Guyana?

The common voltage in Guyana is 220 volts.

What is the frequency used in a Guyanese power outlet?

The frequency from a Guyanese power outlet is 60Hz.

Is a Guyanese power outlet the same as the US?

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

Is the voltage in Guyana the same as the US?

The voltage in Guyana is 220 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 Guyanese power outlet which can change the voltage from 220 volts to 120 volts.

Guyana 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 Guyana?

If travelling with more than just one device or visiting multiple countries the best travel adapter for Guyana to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [5]. Guyanese use four different types of plug sockets (types 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 handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads. If your device supports Fast Charge then you will benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these power adapters, along with additional support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

This means you can recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power adapters or using up additional wall outlets. By only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without needing an additional plug socket.

For those travelling on a regular basis we recommend buying a versatile travel adapter similar to this online, the power charger illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [5] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

What USB charger do I need for Guyana?

Why use a travel USB charger for Guyana?

  • 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 South America which are likely to use different standards to Guyana.
  • 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 Guyana.
  • USB travel chargers will accept the 220 volt power outlets in Guyana and other voltage standards in other countries.
  • There is a chance that hotel bedrooms in Guyana 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 Guyana 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 Guyana for useful advice on the most suitable power adapter for a Guyanese 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 Guyana?

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 Guyana 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 Guyana.

Power converters for Guyana

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

Voltage converter

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

A heavy and bulky power converter [7] will transform the voltage of 220 volts from a Guyanese power outlet to work with a non-220 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 Guyana.

Do I need a voltage converter for Guyana?

If visiting Guyana from a different country double check the device can be charged using a 220 volt supply.

  • If charging a USB device which was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional International travel voltage converter [9] to stop the device from overheating whilst powering it.
  • When powering larger appliances if you are traveling to Guyana from a lower 110 volt location you will need to use a bulkier Step Down Voltage Converter [8] to convert the voltage from 110 volts to 220 volts.

Read the WikiConnections 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 Guyanese 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 Guyanese power outlet

Beats Pill
Beats Pill

Beats Pill 2
Beats Pill 2

Jabra Bluetooth speakers which are compatible with a Guyanese power outlet

Jabra Solemate
Jabra Solemate

Jabra Solemate Mini
Jabra Solemate Mini

Mobile phones which work with the Guyanese power outlet

A mobile phone
mobile phone

Apple iPhones that can be connected to a Guyanese 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 Guyanese power outlet

Samsung Galaxy S4
Samsung Galaxy S4

A list of Amazon Kindle tablets which work with a Guyanese 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 Guyanese 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/Guyana - Guyana 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.