Outlets and Voltage in Guadeloupe

Vacationers may have to purchase a transformer to use appliances on these islands

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Guadeloupe Electricity

When planning a vacation to the beautiful country of Guadeloupe, some travelers will have to make a few adjustments in order to use electrical appliances on the islands.

Vacationers from North American countries will find that the electrical current on Guadeloupe's islands is different than in their home countries, and that they must purchase an electrical transformer in order to use their personal appliances here.

Imagine coming back to your room for a shower after taking a refreshing dip in the hotel's pool or spending a day in the warm Caribbean waters. Then, to your dismay, you realize that you can't blow dry your hair or iron your clothes in preparation for a night on the town because the electrical outlets in Guadeloupe aren't the same as in your home country. You can avoid this situation with a little preparation prior to your trip.

Because Guadeloupe is a French-governed country, all of the country's islands run on the same 220-volt AC and 50 cycles as the French mainland. Citizens of the United States, Canada, and other countries that don't run on this system must bring electrical converters or transformers in order to use appliances made in their home countries. Often, hotels and resorts will have converters and transformers available to their guests, but it's best to check on this ahead of time.

To avoid any unpleasant surprises when trying to use your appliances in Guadeloupe, do a little research before your trip. All it takes is a converter or plug adapter to use your gadgets during your island getaway.


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