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Power adapters for Haiti

If planning to travel it is helpful to know in advance if you'll be able to use any vital devices like mobiles and laptops when you get to your destination. By not knowing which plug socket is used in Haiti you may end up either bringing too many adaptors or pack the wrong power adaptor, meaning having to borrow a suitable adaptor when you need to recharge that could be incompatible and cause damage to your device. Different combinations of standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning on staying in a foreign country especially for the first time traveller. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of standards used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your device in Haiti. This page contains links to step-by-step instructions showing exactly how to supply power to your devices when you are visiting Haiti by using their types B or A 110 volt 60Hz power outlets, you'll discover a majority of Haitians will use the Type B plugs in their plug outlets. Power adapters will vary from region to region therefore we suggest reading the power adapters list for a full list of countries.

What is the best power adapter for Haiti?

The best power adapter for Haiti will be a Type B power adapter which will allow you to use any 110 volt device or appliance. [2]

What is the best power adapter for Haiti?

What is a power adapter?

Power adapters are compact and cheap plastic adapters that permit a Haitian power outlet to accept a different shaped power plug from a different country. [3]

What does a power adapter do?

A power adapter for a Haitian power outlet enables visitors travelling from another country to use their own electronic devices in Haiti by changing the shape of the plug.

Do I need a power adapter in Haiti?

It depends on where you are travelling from and the type of plug you want to use in Haiti.

Can a power adapter convert the voltage from a Haitian power outlet?

A power adapter only adapts the shape of a plug to fit into a 110 volt Haitian power outlet and is unable to convert the power to a higher voltage. If you need to safely use any 220, 230 or 240 volt appliance then you also need to bring a step up power converter for Haiti along with the right power adapter.

Where to buy a power adapter for Haiti in the UK

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Haiti in the UK

Haiti to UK power adapters will most likely be available to buy in the UK from airports such as Heathrow, Gatwick, Manchester, Stansted, Luton, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Birmingham prior to departure, however the range of adapters might be limited to popular destinations. It is recommended to research the exact type of adapter required prior to shopping at the airport. Look in the travel accessories section of airport newsagents, electronic stores and pharmacists such as WH Smith, Dixons or Boots but expect to pay 50% more than regular prices.

It will be more convenient and cheaper to buy the correct power adapter in advance of your trip. UK high street electrical shops, newsagents and chemists such as Currys PC World, WH Smith or Boots normally typically only sell popular types of travel adapters covering a limited number of countries however for widest choice it is recommended to buy a power adapter online. In January 2019 we checked 2 high street branches of WH Smiths without seeing any power adapters available to purchase and 1 branch of Boots only had a pack of European adapters available.

Where to buy a power adapter in Haiti

Arriving at an airport

Where to buy a power adapter in Haiti

On arrival power adapters could be found in local electrical high street shops and drug stores, but always check the build quality first as safety standards might be different in a foreign country as this is important when dealing with electrical goods. Keep in mind that a shopping trip searching for power adapters in an unknown location might be impractical, especially as this needs to happen quickly before batteries run out.

Hotel receptions could have a power adapter for sale, hire or as a complimentary extra for guests; however, availability is normally limited and a hotel might not have the exact type required for your country. If in doubt, call ahead to the hotel first and request a reservation as it is unlikely that an adapter will be found in your room on arrival.

  1. Wikipedia - Haitian country entry on wikipedia.
  2. Type B plug adapter - US and Japanese 3 pinned Type B plug adapters have a single unearthed round pin along with 2 shorter parallel rectangular flat blades containing holes in each blade, priced £5-£10.
  3. Wikipedia - power adaptor