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Old 03-10-2015, 11:11   #1
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Power voltage in Caribbean

Hi,

Soon I would start my trip around Caribbean and I can bet I would be suprised about electricty problems in Marinas over There.

Can you send some info about all region and their volatge, hz and what kind of sockets do they have and what kind of adapters I need to buy.

My M/Y is an Italian so has all European standards.

I know it is not gonna be so easy like adapter for mobile phone that you can buy on the Airport.
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Re: Power voltage in Caribbean

What Plug - Caribbean Plug Type Information - Antigua Bahamas Cuba Dominican Republic Fiji Barbados Jamaica Trinidad tobago
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Re: Power voltage in Caribbean

Marina power poles have the standard Marinco 50 amp 220 v and 30 amp 110 volt.
Most Europeans have home made style shore power cords, made from Marinco ends and heavy duty extension cords
I know in Antigua, you find both US - style, EU, and UK, although buildings are wired for 220v and many have adapters. You have to carry all three.
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Old 10-10-2015, 06:11   #4
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Thanks a lot for informations
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Re: Power voltage in Caribbean

You'll find both 120V and 240V. When we were in Antigua, the marina had a few transformers to convert the 240v to 120V. When we stored out boat on the hard there, the boatyard guys modified my standard Marinco cord's plug to the proper configuration/polarity so I could have a local boat sitter fellow top up the batteries every now and then.
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Old 21-11-2015, 13:38   #6
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Re: Power voltage in Caribbean

So finaly I am here at Caribbean Truly recomend for cruising ! About a my problem with electricty over here I am suprised how easy was solved. Of course I had to buy a head for a shore supply for around 130 $. At the moment I am at the BVI and marina is prepared for a 30 and 50 AMP so I am very happy cuz of this. Also I was told that it works like that in 90 % of marinas in this area.

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