Caribbean Travel Adapter Kit | Going In Style
Caribbean Travel Adapter Kit | Going In Style
When traveling through the countries and islands of the Caribbean these adapter plugs allow you to plug in your North America appliances into Caribbean wall outlets.
Deluxe Adapter Kit: Includes 8 adapters and ships Priority Mail
Standard Adapter Kit: Includes 4 grounded adapters.
Basic Adapter Kit: Includes 4 non-grounded adapters.
Price: $22.03 - $57.03
The Caribbean Region is a beautiful travel destination composed of over 700 islands. The country of Aruba, the Bahamas and the Virgin Islands are some of the most popular Caribbean travel destinations. When traveling to a foreign country it is important to remember to take along the correct adapter for each country you will be visiting. With the Caribbean Complete Adapter Kit, you will be sure to have the correct adapter to charge your smart phone and operate your hair dryer when you are traveling abroad.
The Deluxe Caribbean Adapter Plug Set comes with a total of eight adapter plugs and includes both grounded and non-grounded plugs. Going In Style's Deluxe Adapter Plug Kits always ship Priority Mail with tracking so you will have your adapters to you in time for your trip.
The Standard Caribbean Travel Adapter Kit comes with four grounded adapter plugs to plug in your three-prong, grounded devices. The Basic Caribbean Adapter Plug Set comes with four non-grounded adapter plugs to plug in your non-grounded, two-pronged devices into Caribbean wall outlets. If you are not sure whether you will need grounded or non-grounded adaptors for your trip, watch Going In Style's Adapter Video showing grounded and non-grounded plugs.
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. A non-grounded adapter may NOT be used with appliances that have grounded plugs; for these you will need a grounded adapter. If your hair dryer, curling iron, electric razor is not dual voltage you will most likely need a converter to use your electric. For more information see Going In Style's Adapter and Converter Finder.
Many of our customers find it handy to have multiple adaptors while traveling - either to run several appliances simultaneously or simply as a backup.
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 Kit Features:
- Nine adapter plugs
- Priority shipping upgrade
- Handy travel bag
- Going In Style Caribbean Adapter Model GIS-CARIB-A-B-GUA-GUB
Standard Kit Features:
- Five grounded adapter
- CE Certified
- Going In Style Caribbean Adapter Model GIS-CARIB-GUA-GUB
Basic Kit Features:
- Four non-grounded adapter
- Polarized plugs
- Going In Style Caribbean Adapter Model GIS-CARIB-A-B
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 outlets
- Enables Europe appliance plugs to fit into foreign outlets
- An adapter plug does NOT change the current or voltage (this requires a converter).
Grounded Adapter Plugs
If you are traveling with a grounded United States dual/multi-voltage appliance or using a grounded Transformer you will need to use a grounded adaptor plug. A grounded United States plug has two flat blades and one round pin.
Non-Grounded Adapter Plugs
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.
Cycles: 50 Hz vs. 60 Hz.
Many countries in the Caribbean operates on 110 volt electricity and is generated at 50Hz (Cycles) Alternating Current. United States 110-120 volt electricity is generated at 60Hz (Cycles) Alternating Current. 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, etc., will not be affected by the difference in cycle.
Always check to see how many volts your destination country operates on before you travel.
Always check your appliances before your trip to make sure all of your appliances and electronics are dual voltage. If an appliance is not dual voltage you will need a converter. You can learn more about dual voltage by reading Going In Style's Blog.
Computers and Apple Products
If you are traveling overseas with a Toshiba, HP, Lenovo, Asus, 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 the Caribbean
The Caribbean is a large group of islands located in the continent of North America. The Caribbean region is surrounded by the North Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. The Caribbean region is Southeast of the Gulf of Mexico and the North America Mainland. The climate varies from island to island, however the weather is mostly tropical and warm, with seasons of rain.
Some countries in the Caribbean, such as Bonaire will use the US Dollar (USD). Even though some countries use the US Dollar, it is still important to check with your bank and credit card company before you travel. Other countries in the Caribbean use their own currency. Currency in Barbados is the Barbados Dollar (BBD) and currency in Costa Rica is the Costa Rican Colón (CRC). Most major restaurants and hotels in the Caribbean will accept credit card.
The Caribbean has six official languages.
- French - official language of Guadeloupe
- Dutch official language of Aruba
- Haitian Creole official language of Haiti
- Papiamento a Portuguese and Spanish-based Creole language
Countries in the Caribbean:
- Antigua and Barbuda
- Bahamas, The
- British Virgin Islands
- Cayman Islands
- Dominican Republic
- Netherlands Antilles
- Puerto Rico
- Saint Barthelemy
- Saint Kitts & Nevis
- Saint Lucia
- Saint Martin
- Saint Vincent
- Trinidad & Tobago
- Turks & Caicos Islands
- US Virgin Islands
Caribbean Adapter Videos