Electrical Adaptor Colombia

Electrical Devices

When traveling to Colombia it is important to check whether your electrical devices such as mobile phones, laptops, electric razors etc are compatible with Colombian switches and whether you need to use a transformer or voltage converter to use them. By being prepared, you can ensure that your devices can be charged upon arrival and work properly. 

Outlets and Plugs:

The outlets in Colombia are typically the North American standard, with two flat parallel prongs or two round prongs. If you are traveling with devices that have a different type of plug, you will need to bring an adapter to fit them into the outlets. It is a good idea to check the outlets and plugs in your accommodation before arriving to make sure you have the necessary adapters.
Electrical Adaptor Colombia

Voltage and Frequency:

If you are traveling from a country with a different voltage and frequency, you may need to use a transformer or voltage converter for your devices to work properly, so plan ahead to avoid arriving with equipment that cannot be used.

The voltage in Colombia is 110-120 Volts with a frequency of 60Hz, which is similar to the United States, Canada, Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama, Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic.

Alternatively most electrical devices from European countries use a voltage of 220-240 Volts with a frequency of 50Hz.

You can check if you need a power plug adapter or voltage convertor on the Power Plugs Sockets website.

If you use non 110-120HZ appliances in Colombia without a voltage converter it may not damage them, but they might not perform at their optimal level. To be safe, it is recommended to use a voltage converter. When using a voltage converter, make sure it is able to change the frequency as well. If it cannot, be cautious when using appliances that are sensitive to frequency changes, such as clocks, shavers, and electric heaters.

To determine if you need a converter for a particular appliance, check the label on the appliance. Some appliances, such as chargers for tablets and laptops, cameras, and cell phones, are designed to work with a range of voltages and frequencies and may not require a converter. If the label states "INPUT: 100-240V, 50/60 Hz," the appliance can be used in any country. It is always a good idea to double check and be prepared to ensure that your appliances will work properly while traveling.

Availability of Adapters and Transformers:

Using appliances in Colombia without a voltage converter may not damage them, but they may not perform at their optimal level. To be safe, it is recommended to use a voltage converter while in Colombia. It is important to note that the frequency of electricity in Colombia (60 Hz) is different than the frequency in the United Kingdom (50 Hz). If you are using a voltage converter, make sure it is able to change the frequency as well. If it cannot, be cautious when using appliances that are sensitive to frequency changes, such as clocks, shavers, and electric heaters.

To determine if you need a converter for a particular appliance, check the label on the appliance. Some appliances, such as chargers for tablets and laptops, cameras, and cell phones, are designed to work with a range of voltages and frequencies and may not require a converter. If the label states "INPUT: 100-240V, 50/60 Hz" the appliance can be used in any country. It is always a good idea to double check and be prepared to ensure that your appliances will work properly while traveling.

Adapters and transformers can be difficult to find in Colombia, especially outside of major cities. It is recommended to bring any necessary adapters or transformers with you when traveling to Colombia. If you do need to purchase them in the country, you may be able to find them at electronics stores or home improvement stores such as Homecentre or Exito.

Safety:

It is important to use caution when using electrical devices in Colombia, as the electrical infrastructure may not be as reliable as in other countries. Avoid using damaged cords or outlets, and do not overload outlets by plugging in too many devices. It is also a good idea to bring a surge protector to protect your devices from power surges and voltage fluctuations.

By being aware of the electrical standards and requirements in Colombia, you can ensure that your devices will work properly and you can enjoy a safe and comfortable trip.

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