Antigua / Barbuda Travel Adapter Kit | Going In Style
Antigua / Barbuda Travel Adapter Kit | Going In Style
Antigua / Barbuda Adapter Kit allows you to use your appliances while traveling to Antigua / Barbuda.
Deluxe Adapter Kit: Includes four adapters and ships Priority Mail with tracking.
Standard PLUS: Two grounded adapter plugs and one dual voltage Travel Power Surge Strip.
Standard Adapter Kit: Includes two grounded adapters.
Basic Adapter Kit: Includes two non-grounded adapters.
Price: $10.50 - $47.00
Antigua and Barbuda Complete Deluxe Adapter Kit comes with a total of four adapter plugs. Deluxe Kit includes both grounded and non grounded plugs and ships Priority Mail with tracking so you will have all the adapters you need in time for your trip.
Standard Going In Style Antigua and Barbuda Adapter Plug Set comes with two grounded adapters. Basic Going In Style Antigua and Barbuda Adapter Kit comes with two non-grounded adapters. If you are not certain whether you will need a grounded or a non grounded plug for your trip to the Caribbean, you can watch Going In Style's Adapter Video featuring grounded and non-grounded plugs.
These adaptor plugs enable your appliance's plug configuration to fit into Antigua and Barbuda electrical power outlets. Adapter plugs allow electrical connections up to 240 volts. An adapter plug does NOT change the current or voltage (this requires a converter) unless your appliance is dual voltage. Grounded adapter plugs maintain the ground from the electrical outlet to your appliance.
Many of our customers find it handy to have multiple adaptors while traveling - either to run several appliances simultaneously or simply as a backup.
Antigua and Barubuda uses two types of adapter plugs. One adapter is a North America plug with two flat pins that you will see in the United States. The other type of adapter is a three, square prong, plug that is found in the United Kingdom.
Why do I need a North American adapter?
Even though a country uses North American sockets, the sockets are not required to be polarized. Since devices such as laptops have a polarized plug with one prong wider than the other, you may still need an adapter to use your plug in this country.
Deluxe Adapter Plug Kit Includes:
- Four adapters total
- Personal adapter travel bag
- Priority shipping upgrade with tracking
- Going In Style Adapter Antigua / Barbuda Model GIS-ANTIGBAR-D-E-GUD-GUE
Standard PLUS Kit Features:
- Two grounded adapters
- CE Certified
- One power strip
- Going In Style Adapter
Standard Adapter Plug Kit Includes:
- Two grounded adapter plugs
- CE Certified plugs
- Going In Style Antigua / Barbuda Model GIS-ANTIGBAR-GUD-GUE
Basic Adapter Plug Kit Includes:
- Two non-grounded adapter plugs
- Polarized Plugs
- Going In Style Antigua / Barbuda Model GIS-ANTIGBAR-D-E-GUD-GUE
Going In Style Adapters Feature:
- CE Certified
- Polarized adapter to fit polarized plugs (one prong larger than the other)
- Allows connection up to 240 volts
- Enables United States appliance plugs to fit into foreign country wall outlets
- Enables Europe appliance plugs to fit into foreign country wall outlets
- An adapter plug does NOT change the current or voltage (this requires a converter).
- Going In Style Adapters will work with Going In Style Converters
- All Going In Style Adapters will allow a US (North America) Plug
- Going In Style Adapters also allow China and Australia plugs to adapt
- Note: The plug may fit tightly at first but will loosen up after multiple uses
Grounded Adapter Plugs (Earthed)
If you are traveling with a grounded United States dual or multi-voltage appliance or using a grounded Transformer you will need to use a grounded adapter plug. A grounded United States plug has two flat blades and one round pin.
Non-Grounded Adapter Plugs (Non-Earthed)
Going In Style offers non-grounded adapter plugs for use with your voltage converter, transformer, or dual/multi voltage appliance. A non-grounded United States plug has two flat blades.
Be sure to check each individual appliance to see if it is dual voltage. You can watch Going In Style's video on how to check to see if your appliance is dual voltage.
If you think you will need a converter visit Going In Style's Converter and Transformer page.
Cycles: 50 Hz vs. 60 Hz.
Antigua / Barbuda operates on 230 volt electricity and is generated at 60Hz (Cycles) Alternating Current. United States 110-120 volt electricity is generated at 60Hz (Cycles) Alternating Current. Many foreign countries operate on 50Hz. This difference in cycles may cause the motor in your 60Hz United States appliance to operate slightly slower when used on 50Hz foreign electricity. Most modern electronic equipment including battery chargers, computers, iPods, iPads etc., will not be affected by the difference in cycle.
Check to make sure your hair dryer is dual voltage before going on your trip.
Computers and Apple Products
If you are traveling overseas with a laptop or apple device such as an iPad, chances are you won’t need a voltage converter. Most laptops are multi-voltage and will operate on voltages ranging from 100 to 240 volts. However, computers do need to make safe connections to foreign power systems and a surge protector is recommended and you will still need an adapter to use your plug.
Converter- Changing Current Voltage
Going in Style adapters allow electrical connections up to 240 volts. Adapter plugs DO NOT convert voltage and only change the configuration of the pins. When voltage conversion is needed, use an electricity converter. An electricity converter changes the voltage input into your appliance. The United States electrical appliances operate on a lower current of 110-120 volts AC (Alternating Current). Most of the world operates on 220-240 volts AC. Therefore converter units enable your electronic and non-electronic appliances to run on foreign electricity (220-240 volts) to match the voltage requirements of your 110-120 volt device. Failure to run your appliance with a converter could damage your appliance.
About Antigua / Barbuda
Antigua / Barbuda is located in Caribbean, islands between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, east-southeast of Puerto Rico and its area is about 2.5 times the size of Washington, DC. Its climate is tropical maritime; little seasonal temperature variation. The terrain is mostly low-lying limestone and coral islands, with some higher volcanic areas.
Currency in Antigua / Barbuda is the Eastern Caribbean Dollar (XCD). Credit cards are generally accepted. Foreign money and travelers cheques can be exchanged at banks and at some hotels.
Antigua / Barbuda has a good automatic telephone system with fixed-line teledensity roughly 50 per 100 persons; mobile-cellular teledensity is some 190 per 100 persons. Cell phone coverage is good. When traveling to Antigua / Barbuda you will want to take an international or unlocked cell phone with a prepaid Antigua / Barbuda SIM card. You can also contact your mobile service provider to set up an international calling plan. You will need an adapter to charge your phone. Most cell phone battery rechargers should be multi-voltage, therefore will not require a converter. If the charger says 100-240 volts, 50-60 cycles then your charger in multi-voltage.
Antigua / Barbuda has over 11,844 internet hosts and over 65,000 internet users. There is internet access in tourist hotels and internet cafes throughout the major cities. When traveling with your laptop or iPad you will need an adapter to charge your device.