Anguilla power adapters - what plugs are used in Anguilla?

Anguillan power outlet

Summary

The type of plug adapter, converter or charger that's needed when visiting Anguilla will all depend on the voltage and type of device that you're attempting to use with an Anguillan power outlet. If you're not sure 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 110 volts or is dual voltage and your plug fits in an Anguillan power outlet then it will work in Anguilla without needing anything else.
  • If your device can run on 110 volts or is dual voltage but your plug doesn't fit in an Anguillan power outlet then you will need to bring a suitable plug adapter for Anguilla such a Type A plug adapter [2]. A plug adapter for Anguilla (or power adapter) will change the actual shape of the plug on your device to fit into a plug outlet found in Anguilla, but but is unable to change the voltage from 110 volts to a different voltage.
  • If your device doesn't run on 110 volts and isn't dual voltage you will also need a power converter for Anguilla to convert the voltage from 110 volts to the correct voltage on your device. You will still need to use a suitable plug adapter for Anguilla if the power converter doesn't include the correct Type A plug adapter.
  • If you only want to power your USB devices such as a tablet or a cell 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 A plug adapter otherwise you will still need to use a suitable plug adapter for Anguilla.

Warning: If your device won't handle the 110 volts used in Anguilla 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 Anguilla read the instruction manual to ensure safe operation.

Background

Various standards and plugs can often cause confusion when planning on visiting 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 in the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your device in Anguilla. This page has links to instructions which shows exactly how to power your devices when you are travelling to Anguilla using their standard 110 volt 60Hz Type A Anguillan plug outlet, the Anguillans will use NEMA 1-15 ungrounded plugs for power outlets. Most power adapters will vary regionally therefore we suggest that you read the Wiki Connections global power adapters guide where you'll find a full list showing charging devices in different destinations. We also recommend referring to the Anguilla Wikipedia page [1] for more indepth details.

Anguilla power adapters

Do I need a plug adapter in Anguilla?

It will depend on where you are travelling from and the shape of plug you want to use in Anguilla. An American plug won't need a plug adapter because it already fits in an Anguillan power outlet.

What is the best power adapter for Anguilla?

The best power adapter for Anguilla will be a Type A plug adapter [2] which is suitable for powering any 110 volt appliance or device.

What is the best power adapter for Anguilla?

Anguilla power outlets

What kind of outlets are in Anguilla?

Type A power outlets are used in Anguilla. You can recognise the power supply by two thin adjacent slots where the plug socket pins go.

What kind of outlets are in Anguilla?

What is the voltage in Anguilla?

The voltage in Anguilla is 110 volts.

What is the frequency used in an Anguillan power outlet?

The frequency of the alternating current from an Anguillan power outlet is 60Hz.

Is the voltage in Anguilla the same as the US?

The voltage in Anguilla is 110 volts, but Americans use 120 volts. Although these are very similar it is recommended to check the voltage on your American charger or appliance can support voltage fluctuations between 100-127 volts or that it is dual voltage.

Are outlets in Anguilla the same as US?

An American plug will fit into outlets in Anguilla, both the voltage range and frequency are the identical to the US.

Anguilla 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 Anguilla?

When you are travelling with more than one device and visiting more than one country then the best international travel charger for Anguilla is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [5]. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the supplied plugs. If your type of device can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you will benefit from much faster charging times with one of these USB travel adapters plus compatibility with more power hungry devices. Unlike other adapters having a 4 port adapter means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple travel chargers for your trip. By only bringing a single travel charger will also keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers and using only a single plug socket.

We suggest buying this type of versatile travel adapter at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [5] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

What USB charger do I need for Anguilla?

Why use a travel USB charger for Anguilla?

  • Most travel USB chargers include multiple USB charger ports, this means that you should only need to bring a single charger to charge multiple devices. It helps cut down on the weightand size of your luggage by only needing to pack one USB wall charger instead of bringing numerous individual USB power chargers with you.
  • Most travel USB chargers will include swappable plug heads for various power outlet types. This is ideal if visiting different countries across South America which are likely to use different standards to Anguilla.
  • Good USB chargers are lightweight, compact and rugged; perfect for rigors of travel rather than risking packing a domestic charger which could be impossible to replace in Anguilla.
  • USB chargers will accept both the 110 volts used in Anguilla power outlets along with different voltage standards across the world.
  • It's possible that some accommodation or hotel rooms in Anguilla might only have a single power outlet, by bringing a travel charger with multiple USB ports allows you to share out the single power supply with family or other traveler instead of waiting to charge one device at a time.
  • Because of their flexible nature they take the uncertainty out of visiting any unknown country as they are guaranteed to work practically anywhere in the world.
  • Power outlets in airport departure gates can be sparse and the demand for charging multiple devices before a flight can be high, therefore a USB travel charger with multiple ports and the capability to charge quickly is ideal.
  • The power grid in some countries can be unstable, a good quality travel USB charger allows for unexpected fluctuations to prevent damage to any devices attached to it. Attempting to repair an overloaded mobile phone in Anguilla might prove difficult and costly.
  • Larger USB chargers also incorporate a power outlet strip to allow you to use low powered devices such as laptops, howeverthese are unsuitable for high wattage appliances such as hair dryers or clothes irons. Refer to our section on using travel appliances with an Anguillan power outlet for helpful guidelines and advice on the best power adapter for using a high powered appliances in an Anguillan power outlet.
  • Some tablets and cell phones might require more than the usual 500 mA (milliamps) produced from a standard 5 volt USB adapter to charge or provide fast charge. Ensure that the USB power adapter can support fast charging incase some of your devices require additional power.
  • On back at home travel USB power chargers can still be used by charging multiple cellphones and tablets every day using one power outlet.

What is the best USB charger for Anguilla?

The is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Anguilla using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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 the 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 wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Anguilla.

Power converters for Anguilla

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

Voltage converter

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

A small, cheap and lightweight power adapter [6] (or plug adapter) will change the shape of the plug on your appliance to slot into a power outlet in Anguilla, however a more expensive and heavier power converter [7] converts a 110 volt Anguillan power outlet to work with a non-110 volt device.

Do I need a power converter for Anguilla?

When you are visiting Anguilla from another region please ensure your device can be used with a 110v supply.

  • If your device does not power up or charges slowly when travelling to Anguilla from another country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which come from a different country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts may take longer to charge or won't turn on, check the device is a dual voltage device (you'll find these are normally indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional International travel voltage converter [9] to ensure safe and proper use when powering devices.
  • When powering larger appliances if you are visiting Anguilla from a higher 230 volt location you will need to use a bulkier Step Up Voltage Converter [8] to convert the voltage from 230 volts to 110 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?

Single voltage hair straighteners 2

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

The way to see if a appliance is dual voltage is to look for either a sticker or numbers printed on the supplied power adapter or on the device itself, normally near to where the power cord plugs into. The location might depend on the make and model of your unit but could also be written in the instruction manual or on the box.

  • Single voltage devices could have a specific number - such as 110V.
  • Single voltage devices might also say 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 large voltage range separated with a slash - such as 110/240V.

Travel appliances which can connect to an Anguillan 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 an Anguillan power outlet

Beats Pill
Beats Pill

Beats Pill 2
Beats Pill 2

Jabra Bluetooth speakers which are compatible with an Anguillan power outlet

Jabra Solemate
Jabra Solemate

Jabra Solemate Mini
Jabra Solemate Mini

Mobile phones that can be connected to an Anguillan power outlet

A mobile phone
mobile phone

Apple iPhones which work with the Anguillan 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 an Anguillan power outlet

Samsung Galaxy S4
Samsung Galaxy S4

A list of Amazon Kindle tablets which can connect to an Anguillan 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 an Anguillan 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/Anguilla - Anguilla Wikipedia web page.
  2. Type A plug adapter - Allows appliances to connect to Type A 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/gp/search/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&bbn=10967761&camp=1789&creative=390957&fst=as%3Aoff&linkCode=ur2&qid=1451325551&rh=n%3A172282%2Cn%3A!493964%2Cn%3A281407%2Cn%3A173541%2Cn%3A10967761%2Cp_n_feature_keywords_browse-bin%3A2888021011&tag=wikiconnections-20&linkId=HWUDRS5BKFQ75ACA - Step Up 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.