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Cuba - Electrical equipment etc

Postby gerry balding » Thu Jan 17, 2013 12:29 pm

Hi,

We're going to Cuba next month for the first time. I will be taking battery chargers for my camera. What plugs and voltage do they use? My equipment is standard UK 3 pin 240 volt. Am I right in assuming that Cuba uses American type 2 pin 115 volt?

Can anyone help? Many thanks. :?
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Re: Cuba - Electrical equipment etc

Postby Zuleika » Tue Jan 22, 2013 4:55 pm

yes two pin type - but a lot of the casa's have both voltages, just ask which is which.
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Re: Cuba - Electrical equipment etc

Postby gerry balding » Wed Jan 23, 2013 3:49 am

Many thanks for the reply.

The equipment will mostly be the battery charger for my digital camera. The thought of an American type 2 pin plug using 240 volts is interesting. :o

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Re: Cuba - Electrical equipment etc

Postby Janice08 » Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:34 pm

Most electronic equipment - computers, cameras, phones etc. these days are dual voltage. Check the back of the charger. If it says INPUT: 100v - 240v (or any numbers that include the 110 to 220 range) then it can be used with any outlet as long as you have the right plug adapter. No need to have a voltage adapter. If you are concerned about expensive gadgets you can buy a travel surge protector power bar. They can come in handy if the room has only one outlet - and the only lamp is plugged into it!
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Re: Cuba - Electrical equipment etc

Postby gerry balding » Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:33 pm

Many thanks Janice,

This is helpful. I do have access to a supply of USA type pug adaptors and will bring those.

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