Grenada power adapters - what plugs are used in Grenada?

Grenadian power outlet

What adapter do I need for Grenada?

You need to pack a Type G plug adapter [3] for Grenada if your plug doesn't fit in a Grenadian power outlet.

The type of plug adapter, converter or charger that you'll need when visiting Grenada all depend on the voltage and type of device that you're attempting to use in a Grenadian power outlet. If you're unsure of which voltage your device uses then read the section on how to tell the voltage of your device before going any further.

  • Expect regular power blackouts and limited access to electricity in some areas of Grenada, we suggest bringing a power bank [4] if you need to keep your phone charged whilst in an area without electricity or during a blackout.
  • If you're travelling to Grenada from America then you will need to use a suitable plug adapter for Grenada to fit a US plug in a Grenadian power outlet. As the voltage is different in Grenada bring a power converter for Grenada if your device isn't dual voltage and ensure that it will work with a 50hz power outlet.
  • If your device can run on 230 volts or is dual voltage and your plug fits in a Grenadian power outlet then you can use it in Grenada.
  • If your device can run on 230 volts or is dual voltage but your plug doesn't fit in a Grenadian power outlet you'll need a suitable plug adapter for Grenada such a Type G plug adapter [3]. A plug adapter for Grenada (or power adapter) changes the shape of the plug on your device to fit into a plug outlet found in Grenada, but can't change the voltage from 230 volts to a different voltage.
  • If your device is unable to use 230 volts and isn't dual voltage then you'll also need a power converter for Grenada to convert the voltage from 230 volts to the correct voltage on your device. You will still need to pack a suitable plug adapter for Grenada if your power converter doesn't include the correct Type G plug adapter.
  • If you simply want to power USB devices such as cell phones or tablets then a USB travel power adapter will be more suited and it should work with any voltage, however ensure that you choose to bring one which includes a Type G plug adapter otherwise you will also need to bring along a suitable plug adapter for Grenada.

Warning: If your device won't handle the 230 volts used in Grenada you run the potential risk of an electrical fire hazard, a blown fuse or damage to your device. Before attempting to use your device in Grenada please check the instruction manual first to ensure safe operation.

Grenada power adapters

Power adapters for Grenada

Complicated standards and plugs can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of common standards used in the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need in advance to power your electronics in Grenada. This page has links to instructions showing which power adapters you'll need to supply power to your devices when you're travelling to Grenada using their 230 volt 50Hz G Type power outlet, the Grenadians will use 13 amp plugs for wall outlets. Power adapters change from country to country therefore we suggest that you read our Wiki Connections global power adapters list for a full list showing countries.

What is the best power adapter for Grenada?

The best power adapter for Grenada will be a Type G plug adapter [3] which allows you to use any 230 volt device or appliance.

What is the best power adapter for Grenada?

What is a power adapter for a Grenadian power outlet?

Power adapters are small and lightweight plastic adapters that allow a different type of power plug on an appliance from a different country to correctly fit into a Grenadian power outlet.

What does a power adapter for Grenada do?

A power adapter for Grenada enables a visitor travelling from another location to use their electronic appliances and devices in Grenada simply by changing the shape of the power plug from one shape to another.

Do I need a plug adapter for Grenada?

If the outlet in your home country isn't the same as the type of Grenadian power outlet then you will need a power adapter.

Will a power adapter convert the voltage in Grenada?

Power adapters only adapt the shape of a plug to fit into a 230 volt Grenadian power outlet and is unable to convert to a different voltage. If you wish to safely use a 100, 110 or 120 volt appliance you also need a step down power converter.

Do I need a power adapter if I'm visiting Grenada from America?

If you are travelling from America use a power adapter for Grenada as American plugs won't fit into a Grenadian power outlet, and as the voltage is 230 volts you will also need to use a power converter for Grenada to prevent damage or overheating to your device or appliance if it isn't dual voltage.

Grenada power outlets and plug sockets

What plug sockets are used in Grenada?

Type G power outlet

What plug sockets are used in Grenada?

Type G power outlets are used in Grenada. You can identify this wall outlet by 3 slots containing shutters in a triangle shape.

Do US plugs work in Grenada?

No; a US plug won't work in Grenada because it doesn't fit in a Grenadian power outlet without the use of a plug adapter. Also, the voltage is different therefore please use a power converter for Grenada if your device isn't dual voltage and check that your device will work with a 50hz power outlet.

Is an electric power outlet for the Caribbean Islands the same as a power outlet for Grenada?

The Caribbean

Is an electric power outlet for the Caribbean Islands the same as a power outlet for Grenada?

Various islands throughout The Caribbean use different voltages and power outlet types, a plug which can be used in Grenada might not work in another island. When visiting more than one country in The Caribbean you should either use a multiple power adapter travel set [6] that contains every type of power adapter, or a single international travel plug adapter [7] as both these options make sure you are covered for most different power outlet types that you might encounter.

As each island in The Caribbean uses different voltages and power outlet types, a plug which can be used in Grenada might not function with an outlet on another island. For more details on what to expect we've compiled a similar guide to this page for every island in the Caribbean: Anguilla, Antigua, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Barbuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Curacao, Dominican Republic, Dominica, Grenada, Grenadines, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Jamaica, Martinique, Montserrat, Nevis, Puerto Rico, Saint Kitts, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent, Tobago, Trinidad and US Virgin Islands.

How do I use a 110 volt appliance in Grenada?

Use a step down power converter if you need to use a 110 volt appliance in a Grenadian power outlet.

What electrical frequency is used with a Grenadian power outlet?

The frequency of the alternating current found in a Grenadian power outlet is 50Hz.

Is the voltage in Grenada the same as the US?

The voltage from a Grenadian power outlet is 230 volts, whereas Americans use 120 volts. If your US charger or appliance isn't dual voltage then you will need to use a power converter for a Grenadian power outlet which can change the voltage from 230 volts to 120 volts.

Is a Grenadian power outlet the same as the US?

US plugs won't fit in a Grenadian power outlet so use a power adapter for Grenada. Both the voltage and frequency are different so if your charger or appliance isn't dual voltage you need to use a power converter for Grenada and check that it works with a 50hz power outlet.

Is there good access to electricity in Grenada?

Almost 10% of the population of the country doesn't have access to electricity.

Does Grenada have power outages?

Grenada suffers power blackouts on a monthly basis.

Should I use a power bank in Grenada?

A USB power bank

Should I use a power bank in Grenada?

As electrical power isn't available in all areas of Grenada together with problems with the stability of power, visitors should use backup charging solutions if they want to continue charging devices such as phones or eReaders.

  • Whilst travelling increased use of mobile phones for storing itineraries, taking photographs, social network sharing, getting directions and streaming videos could syphon off power towards the end of the day. A flat mobile phone battery could potentially leave you without enough power to make emergency calls or being able to use a satellite navigation app to get directions to your accommodation. Packing a power bank [4] lowers the risk as it allows you to keep your smart phone powered without needing a Grenadian power outlet, especially when visiting a country with limited access to electricity and power outages in some areas.
  • Look for at least a 10,000mAh portable charger [4] which will supply enough electricity to power over three full charges whilst a 20,000mAh portable charger [11] should keep an average cell phone charged for roughly seven days depending on the model of phone and usage. The mAh value (milli ampere-hours) shows the capacity of a battery and gives an indication of the number of charge cycles the portable charger is capable of, so a higher mAh is more suitable for travellers.
  • Should you need to charge your laptop with a power bank in Grenada and it uses a USB-C charging port then look for a portable charger for a laptop [12] marked with PD (power delivery) and a model supplying at least 20 Wh.
  • Be aware that some airlines don't allow you bring batteries on an aircraft that supply 100Wh of power or more and must not be kept in the holdso always ahead with the airline first.
  • Typical consumer power banks won't work with high powered items that generate heat, although a rechargeable hair dryer [9] or gas hair straighteners [10] are ideal for travelling to locations with frequent power cuts and limited access to electricity such as Grenada.
Will a solar powered charger work in Grenada?

Solar backpacks are ideal in hot conditions

Will a solar powered charger work in Grenada?

The sunshine in Grenada should be adequate enough to charge solar power bank [14] reliability, but needs to be left in strong sunshine to produce enough power for a single charge. This might prove inconvenient to continually unpack a solar power bank and wait for it to recharge in sunny spells.

  • The much larger panels found on a solar backpack [13] give the bag the ability to generate more power within a faster period of time and might generate charge when cloudy, making them ideal for the climate in Grenada.
  • Phones which are plugged directly into a USB port of a backpack should trickle charge the battery during sunny periods in Grenada, but might be inconvenient to have it continually connected to the bag if it is to be used frequently. Therefore it is recommended to plug a normal power bank [4] to a solar backpack which can then be constantly topped up inside the bag during sunlight, afterwards the phone can be recharged using the power bank without needing the bag.
  • Although the sunlight in Grenada is strong, a bag should ideally have a solar cell efficiency of at least 22%, be able to generate at least 6 watts of energy and can be used with a 10,000mAH power bank or greater.
  • The flexible and durable solar cells used in solar powered bags have been built to endure bending and scratching, unlike regular firm solar cells. They come in backpack, messenger and rucksack styles making them ideal for work, domestic and travel.

Sources

  • International Electrotechnical Commission - World plugs by location (cited August 2014)
  • Wikipedia - Mains electricity by country (cited July 2014)
  • Index Mundi - Power outages in a typical month (cited May 2018, data collected between 2006 to 2017)
  • Index Mundi - Access to electricity (cited May 2018, latest data collected 2010)
  • WikiPedia - List of countries by average yearly temperature (cited May 2018, data averaged between 1961 to 1990)

Grenada chargers

What is a USB travel power charger?

A USB travel charger is a dual voltage charger with interchangeable plugs and multiple USB ports, suitable for charging multiple USB powered devices when travelling abroad.

What USB charger do I need for Grenada?

If travelling to more than one country the best travel charger for Grenada is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [15]. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the included heads over. If your model of device supports Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices will) then you will benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters this will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters on your trip to Grenada or occupying additional power outlets. By only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling and suitable for recharging your devices at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel chargers can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers with only a single plug socket.

We suggest buying an adaptable power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [15] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

What USB charger do I need for Grenada?

Why use a travel USB charger for Grenada?

  • Typically travel USB chargers include multiple USB charger ports, meaning you now only need to bring one charger to charge multiple devices. This helps reduce the weightand size of your luggage by only packing a single USB wall charger rather than bringing numerous chargers.
  • Most travel USB chargers include interchangeable plug heads for different power outlet types making them suitable when visiting other countries which will probably use different standards to Grenada.
  • Good chargers are compact, rugged and lightweight - ideal for rigors of travel rather than risking bringing a domestic charger which might be hard to replace in Grenada.
  • USB chargers will accept the 230 volt power outlets in Grenada and different voltage standards across the world.
  • There is a chance that accommodation or hotel bedrooms in Grenada might only have a single wall outlet, by using a travel charger with multiple USB ports means you can share out the single power supply with family or other traveler rather than having to wait to recharge each device one by one.
  • Because of their flexible nature they take the worry out of travelling to an unknown destination as they are guaranteed to work practically anywhere in the world.
  • Power outlets found in airports can be sparse and the demand for charging multiple cell phones from other passengers during departure can be high, therefore a USB travel charger with multiple ports and the capability to fast charge is perect.
  • Sometimes the power grid in a country can be unstable, a good quality travel USB charger allows for unexpected surges and will help prevent damage to any devices attached to it. Attempting to repair an overloaded cell phone or tablet in Grenada could prove to be difficult and costly.
  • Premium USB travel chargers will also include a power outlet strip to allow you to plug in multiple low wattage domestic appliances such as laptops, however these will be unsuitable for high powered domestic such as hair dryers or clothes irons. Read the guide on using travel appliances with a Grenadian power outlet for useful advice on the most suitable power adapter for a Grenadian power outlet for high powered devices.
  • Certain mobile phones and tablets could require more than the normal 500 milliamps supplied by a normal 5 volt USB adapter to charge or provide fast charge. Higher priced USB chargers will support fast charging incase some of your devices require additional power.
  • On back at home travel USB chargers can also be useful by charging multiple mobile phones every day using one power outlet.

What is the best USB charger for Grenada?

The is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of regions with unreliable power grids. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Grenada and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Grenada.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers 5 USB charging ports. This versatile power strip is compatible with both American plugs and popular plug types A, D,E/F, G, H, I, L and N making it perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Grenada.

Power converters for Grenada

What does a power converter for a Grenadian power outlet do?

Power converters enable travellers to use their 100-120 volt electric device with a 230 volt Grenadian power outlet.

Also known as: electrical converter, electrical transformer, voltage converter, power transformer or voltage transformer.

What is the difference between a power adapter and a power converter?

A heavy and expensive power converter [16] will convert the voltage of 230 volts from a Grenadian power outlet to work with a non-230 volt device, however a more lightweight and smaller power adapter (or plug adapter) changes the shape of the plug on your appliance to slot into a power outlet in Grenada.

Do I need a power converter for Grenada?

When you are visiting Grenada from a different country double check your device will accept a 230 volt power supply.

  • A step down power converter [17] is needed if you are travelling from a country that uses 100-120 volts and your appliance or device isn't compatible with 230 volts. See the world power outlets guide to find out which voltage is used in your country.
  • You don't need a power converter if you already use either a 230 volt single voltage appliance or one that supports dual voltage.
  • Normally devices which are designed to use a lower voltage such as 110 volts and then used with 230 volts run the potential risk of an electrical fire hazard, a blown fuse or damage to your device unless you use a step down power converter [17].
  • You shouldn't need a power converter if you are attempting to recharge a smaller electrical device such as a mobile phone as these are typically support dual voltage and designed for international use, however you should always always check the device for dual voltage support first.
  • When powering high wattage appliances or generate heat (such as hair dryers and clothes irons) then you will need to use a much larger higher wattage heavy duty power converter [18] to allow the appliance to be used with a 230 volt Grenadian power outlet.
  • It could be more cost effective to purchase a smaller lightweight dual voltage travel appliance than bringing a much heavier high wattage power converter to Grenada in order to use your existing domestic appliance.
  • For more information read these comprehensive travel guides on using clothes irons, curling irons, hair straighteners and hair dryers with a Grenadian power outlet , along with guides on affordable dual voltage alternatives.

Do I need a power converter if I'm visiting Grenada from America?

The 230 volts used in a electric outlet in Grenada is different to an American outlet so you need to use a step down power converter if your charger or appliance doesn't support dual voltage.

What kind of converter do I need for Grenada?

You will need to buy a step down power converter [17] in order to use any 100-120 volt appliance in Grenada.

What voltage is used in Grenada?

Grenada uses 230 volts in their standard power outlets.

How to convert 230 volts to 110 volts

  1. Use a step down power converter [17] to allow you to use a 110 or 120 volt appliance with a 230 volt Grenadian power outlet.
  2. If the power converter doesn't include the correct shaped plug then it will also be necessary to plug in the power cord from the power converter into a power adapter for Grenada before plugging that into a Grenadian power outlet.
  3. Some power converters include the ability to perform both step up and step down voltage conversions, therefore it may be necessary to manually switch the converter to output the voltage to the 110-120 volt range.
  4. Plug your appliance into the converter and turn the power on, your 110-120 volt appliance can now be used with a 230 volt Grenadian power outlet.
What is the difference between a converter and a transformer?

Voltage converter

What is the difference between a converter and a transformer?

Converters and transformers are both used to change one voltage to another, but this ambiguity can cause confusion as their purposes are different:

  • Power converters are designed for simple electrical appliances which typically generate heat or use motors such as clothes irons, shavers or hair dryers. Transformers are designed for more complex electronic items such as televisions or games consoles.
  • Buying a power converter is cheaper than buying a power transformer.
  • Power transformers are larger and heavier making them more suited for permanent residential use; for example an expat wishing to use an imported television would need to use a transformer for this purpose.
  • Power converters are more suitable for travellers wishing to bring domestic appliances abroad such as hair dryers or flat irons. However, it is more practical and cost effective to purchase a dual voltage appliance designed for travel rather than a heavier power converter.
  • Power converters are suitable for 2 pin ungrounded appliances, it could be harder to find a converter if you want to use a grounded 3 pin appliance.
  • Transformers can be used constantly however it is recommended that converters are used for no longer than a couple of hours at a time.
  • Shops may sell transformers under the name of converters, for the purposes this guide we will be referring to both converters and transformers as converters.
What voltage is my appliance?

Dual voltage hair straighteners

What voltage is my appliance?

The easiest method to see if a appliance is dual voltage is to look for numbers printed on the power plug or on the unit itself, typically near to where the power cord plugs into. The location will vary depending on the make or model of your unit but could also state in the instruction manual.

  • Single voltage devices could have a specific number - such as 220V.
  • Single voltage devices could also have a small voltage range (20 volts difference) with a dash to accomodate small voltage fluctuations - such as 220-240V.
  • Dual voltage devices will typically say a larger range separated with a slash - such as 100/240V.

What can I connect to a Grenadian power outlet?

Travel appliances that can connect to a Grenadian power outlet

Beats Pill speakers which can connect to a Grenadian power outlet

Jabra Bluetooth speakers which are compatible with a Grenadian power outlet

Mobile phones that can connect to a Grenadian power outlet

Apple iPhones that can connect to a Grenadian power outlet

Samsung Galaxy phones that work with a Grenadian power outlet

A list of Amazon Kindle tablets which work with a Grenadian power outlet

A list of Apple iPads which are compatible with a Grenadian power outlet

Corrections

We endeavor to ensure all details on this page are correct and relevant to travelers visiting Grenada, if you wish to contribute any useful information or feedback please email travel@wikiconnections.org. For more comprehensive technical details visit the Wikipedia page on AC power plugs and sockets [19].

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grenada - Wikipedia entry about Grenada.
  2. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/ - International Electrotechnical Commission World Plugs
  3. Type G plug adapter - Allows appliances to connect to Type G power outlets without converting voltage.
  4. Portable charger - A power bank is a portable charger which can recharge USB powered devices such as mobile phones and tablets on the go.
  5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adapter - power adaptor
  6. Multiple power adapter travel set - international travel plug adapter set .
  7. Portable international travel plug adapter - AC Wall Charger with 2 USB sockets and outlets for US, UK, Australia and European power plugs which works in over 150 countries.
  8. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mains_electricity_by_country - WikiPedia - Mains electricity by country
  9. Rechargeable hair dryer - Rechargeable battery powered blow dryer suitable for travelling.
  10. Gas hair straighteners - Cordless ceramic hair straighteners powered by gas cartridges.
  11. 20,000mAh portable charger - High capacity 20000mAh high-speed portable USB charger suitable for charging mobile phones and some tablets for several days.
  12. USB-C PD power bank - Power Delivery charger suitable for charging laptops with USB-C support.
  13. Solar backpack - A solar backpack will charge USB devices or an internal power bank when left in sunlight.
  14. Solar power bank - Portable power bank with solar cells which can recharge when placed in sunlight and power any USB powered device.
  15. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters.
  16. Power converter - A step up step down power converter converts 110-120 volts up to 220-240 volts and 220-240 volts down to 110-120 Volts.
  17. Step down power converter - A step down power converter allows a 100-120 volt appliance to be used in a 220-240 volt power outlet.
  18. Heavy duty power converter - A 5000 watt heavy duty step up and step down power converter used to convert voltages for domestic appliances, power tools, televisions, heating appliances and motors.
  19. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AC_power_plugs_and_sockets - AC power plugs and sockets