Electricity should be one of the preparations for traveling to Punta Cana but that is almost always forgotten is to see what type of plugs they have in the country we are going to visit. In fact, for me personally, this issue is always forgotten

It is true that currently the hotel or the apartment where you are staying will surely have an adapter because the plugs an the Electricity in Punta Cana are different from those used in Spain and the UK.

So that you like me don’t take it by surprise, we tell you what type of plugs and electricity is used in Punta Cana and throughout the Dominican Republic

Type of plug used in Punta Cana

In Punta Cana, the most common voltage is 110 V and the frequency they use varies between 50 Hz and 60 Hz.

For example, in Spain the most common voltage is 240 V and they have a frequency of 50 Hz, as in the United Kingdom and the vast majority of countries in Europe

You have to keep in mind that your devices work with these voltages and frequencies, otherwise they could be damaged

Usually there are usually no problems with the devices because most of them work in a range of voltages that include those from countries like the Dominican Republic

In any case, you can check it on the device specification label, for example the one that appears on your computer’s charger.

If your device does not accept these specifications, you will have to buy a power adapter, although I do not think it is most likely.

In addition, some hotels in the area also offer 220 volts for the comfort of their guests, you can check with your hotel if it is available

On the other hand, apart from the voltage and frequency, you have to take into account what type of plugs is used in Punta Cana

In the Caribbean country, we use type A and type B plugs

The type A is the one with two flat pins arranged in parallel and the type B is the same, but with a third rounded pin.

The most common is type B also known as American plugs

These types of plugs are those used mostly in the US, Canada, and Mexico, as well as in other countries such as Bolivia, Colombia or Peru.

What adapter should I take to Punta Cana?

If you are traveling from a country in Europe, you will most likely need an adapter, since in countries like Spain, France, UK the type F plug is used.

Here is a reference table so you can buy your type of plug and choose an adapter that is convertible to American type

Plugs at the resort in Punta Cana

In addition to the above, the hotels in Punta Cana usually have a very limited amount of power outlets, the vast majority were designed for the furniture of the room.

If you travel with many devices that you must charge at night, such as: cell phones, tablets, cameras, laptop, among others.

Our recommendation is that in addition to the adapter you also buy an electric power strip, which will help you a lot.

American plugs

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