Anguilla power adapters - what plugs are used in Anguilla?

Anguillan power outlet

What adapter do I need for Anguilla?

You'll need to use a Type A plug adapter [3] for Anguilla if the plug you intend on using doesn't fit in an Anguillan power outlet.

The type of plug adapter, converter or charger that you'll need when visiting Anguilla all depend on the voltage and type of device that you're attempting to charge in an Anguillan power outlet. If you're unclear about which voltage your device uses then read the section on how to tell the voltage of your device before going any further.

  • If you are travelling to Anguilla from America then you won't need a plug adapter or power converter. One recommendation however is to bring along a USB travel power adapter as it allows you to recharge more than one device by only packing one charger.
  • If your device can run on 110 volts or is dual voltage and your plug fits in an Anguillan power outlet then you can use it in Anguilla.
  • If your device can run on 110 volts or is dual voltage but your plug doesn't fit in an Anguillan power outlet you'll need a suitable plug adapter for Anguilla such a Type A plug adapter [3]. A plug adapter for Anguilla (or power adapter) is designed to change the 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 another 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 for your device. You'll still need to use a suitable plug adapter for Anguilla if the power converter doesn't use the correct Type A plug adapter.
  • If you need to power your USB devices such as tablets or mobile phones then a USB travel power adapter is suitable and it should be dual voltage, but make sure that you bring a USB travel adapter which has a Type A plug adapter otherwise you'll still need to pack a suitable plug adapter for Anguilla.

Warning: If your device won't handle the 110 volts used in Anguilla you run the risk of a blown fuse, damage to your device or even an electrical fire hazard. Before attempting to use your device in Anguilla please check the instruction manual first to ensure safe operation.

Anguilla power adapters

Power adapters for Anguilla

Various 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 Anguilla. This page has links to instructions showing which power adapters you'll need to supply power to your devices when you're travelling to Anguilla using their 110 volt 60Hz A Type power outlet, the Anguillans will use NEMA 1-15 ungrounded plugs for wall outlets. Power adapters change from country to country therefore we suggest that you read our Wiki Connections global power adapters list for a full list showing countries.

What is the best power adapter for Anguilla?

The best power adapter for Anguilla will be a Type A plug adapter [3] which allows you to use any 110 volt device or appliance.

What is the best power adapter for Anguilla?

What is a power adapter for an Anguillan power outlet?

Power adapters are small and lightweight plastic adapters that allow a different type of power plug on an appliance from a different country to correctly fit into an Anguillan power outlet.

What does a power adapter for Anguilla do?

A power adapter for Anguilla enables a visitor travelling from another location to use their electronic appliances and devices in Anguilla simply by changing the shape of the power plug from one shape to another.

Does a power adapter change the voltage from an Anguillan power outlet?

No - a power adapter only adapts the shape of a plug to fit into a 110 volt Anguillan power outlet and doesn't convert the power to a higher voltage. Should you need to safely use any 220, 230 or 240 volt appliance you also need a step up power converter for Anguilla.

Do I need a plug adapter for Anguilla?

If the outlet in your home country isn't the same as the type of Anguillan power outlet then you will need a power adapter.

Do I need a power adapter if I'm visiting Anguilla from America?

An American plug won't need an adapter as it already fits in an Anguillan power outlet.

Anguilla power outlets and plug sockets

What plug sockets are used in Anguilla?

Type A power outlet

What plug sockets are used in Anguilla?

Type A power outlets are used in Anguilla. You can identify this wall outlet by 2 adjacent slots.

Do US plugs work in Anguilla?

Yes, an American plug will work in an Anguillan power outlet without an adapter or power converter.

What electrical frequency is used with an Anguillan power outlet?

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

Is an electric power outlet for the Caribbean Islands the same as a power outlet for Anguilla?

The Caribbean

Is an electric power outlet for the Caribbean Islands the same as a power outlet for Anguilla?

Various islands throughout The Caribbean use different voltages and power outlet types, a plug which can be used in Anguilla might not work in another island. When visiting more than one country in The Caribbean you should either use a multiple power adapter travel set [6] that contains every type of power adapter, or a single international travel plug adapter [7] as both these options make sure you are covered for most different power outlet types that you might encounter.

As each island in The Caribbean uses different voltages and power outlet types, a plug which can be used in Anguilla might not function with an outlet on another island. For more details on what to expect we've compiled a similar guide to this page for every island in the Caribbean: 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.

Is the voltage in Anguilla the same as the US?

The voltage from an Anguillan power outlet is 110 volts, whereas Americans use 120 volts. Although these are similar check the voltage on your US charger or appliance can handle voltage fluctuations between 100 to 127 volts or that it is dual voltage.

How do I use a 220 volt appliance in Anguilla?

Use a step up power converter if you need to bring a 220V appliance to Anguilla.

Is an Anguillan power outlet the same as the US?

An American plug will fit into an Anguillan power outlet, the frequency and voltage range are both the identical to the US.

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Anguilla 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 Anguilla?

When you are travelling with more than just one device or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for Anguilla to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8].

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 can support Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you will benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices. Having a four port charger means you can charge 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 tablets, phones and speakers with only a single wall outlet.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power charger online - the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

What USB charger do I need for Anguilla?

Why use a travel USB charger for Anguilla?

  • 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 Anguilla.
  • Good chargers are compact, rugged and lightweight - ideal for rigors of travel rather than risking bringing a domestic charger which might be hard to replace in Anguilla.
  • USB chargers will accept the 110 volt power outlets in Anguilla and different voltage standards across the world.
  • There is a chance that accommodation or hotel bedrooms in Anguilla might only have a single wall 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 Anguilla 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, however these will be unsuitable for high powered domestic such as hair dryers or clothes irons. Read the guide on using travel appliances with an Anguillan power outlet for useful advice on the most suitable power adapter for an Anguillan power outlet for high powered devices.
  • Certain mobile 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 Anguilla?

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 Anguilla 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 Anguilla.
  • 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 Anguilla.

Power converters for Anguilla

What does a power converter for an Anguillan power outlet do?

Power converters enable travellers to use their 220-240 volt electric device with a 110 volt Anguillan power outlet.

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

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

A heavy and expensive power converter [9] will convert the voltage of 110 volts from an Anguillan power outlet to work with a non-110 volt device, however a more lightweight and smaller power adapter (or plug adapter) changes the shape of the plug on your appliance to slot into a power outlet in Anguilla.

Do I need a power converter for Anguilla?

When you are visiting Anguilla from a different country check your device will accept a 110 volt power supply.

  • You need a step up power converter [10] if you are travelling to Anguilla from a country that uses 220-240 volts and your device or appliance is incompatible with 110 volts. See the world power outlets guide to discover which voltage your country uses.
  • You won't need a power converter if you already own either a single voltage device that works with 110 volts or one that is dual voltage.
  • Devices which come from another country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) and used in a 110 volt outlet can take longer to charge or won't turn on. If your device doesn't power up or recharges slowly when you are travelling to Anguilla from a different region please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt Anguillan power outlet or you will need to bring a step up power converter [10].
  • You don't need a power converter if you wish to charge a smaller electrical device such as a laptop as these are typically support dual voltage and designed for international use, however you should always always check the device for dual voltage support first.
  • When powering high wattage appliances or generate heat (such as hair dryers and clothes irons) then you will need to use a much larger higher wattage heavy duty power converter [11] to allow the appliance to be used with a 110 volt Anguillan power outlet.
  • It could be more cost effective to purchase a smaller lightweight dual voltage travel appliance than bringing a much heavier high wattage power converter to Anguilla in order to use your existing domestic appliance.
  • For more information read these comprehensive travel guides on how to use clothes irons, curling irons, blow dryers and hair straighteners with Anguillan power outlets which includes recommendations for some affordable dual voltage alternatives.

Will I need a power converter for Anguilla if I'm visiting from the US?

A US plug will not require a power converter because the voltage from an Anguillan power outlet is in the same 100-120V range as the US.

What kind of converter do I need for Anguilla?

You will need to use a step up power converter [10] in order to use any 220-240 volt appliance in Anguilla.

What voltage is used in Anguilla?

Anguilla uses 110 volts in their standard power outlets.

How to convert 110 volts to 220 volts

  1. Use a step up power converter [10] to allow you to use 220, 230 and 240 volt appliances with an 110 volt Anguillan 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 Anguilla before plugging that into an Anguillan 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 from 220-240v.
  4. Plug your appliance into the converter and turn the power on, your 220-240 volt appliance can now be used with an 110 volt Anguillan power outlet.
What is the difference between a converter and a transformer?

Voltage converter

What is the difference between a converter and a 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.
What voltage is my appliance?

Dual 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 difference) 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.

What can I connect to an Anguillan power outlet?

Travel appliances that can connect to an Anguillan power outlet

Beats Pill speakers which can connect to an Anguillan power outlet

Jabra Bluetooth speakers which are compatible with an Anguillan power outlet

Mobile phones that can connect to an Anguillan power outlet

Apple iPhones that can connect to an Anguillan power outlet

Samsung Galaxy phones that work with an Anguillan power outlet

A list of Amazon Kindle tablets which work with an Anguillan power outlet

A list of Apple iPads which are compatible with an Anguillan power outlet

Corrections

We endeavor to ensure all details on this page are correct and relevant to travelers visiting Anguilla, 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/Anguilla - Wikipedia entry about Anguilla.
  2. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/ - International Electrotechnical Commission World Plugs
  3. Type A plug adapter - Allows appliances to connect to Type A power outlets without converting voltage.
  4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adapter - power adaptor
  5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mains_electricity_by_country - WikiPedia - Mains electricity by country
  6. Multiple power adapter travel set - international travel plug adapter set .
  7. 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.
  8. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters.
  9. 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.
  10. Step up power converter - A step up power converter allows a 220-240 volt appliance to be used in a 100-120 volt power outlet.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AC_power_plugs_and_sockets - AC power plugs and sockets