Travel adapter for CanadaPosted by Martin Parker on
adapter for Canada
Traveling to Canada for business or pleasure? Then don’t forget to pack a travel adapter for all your electronic devices. Without one, you may end up with flat batteries, meaning you can’t call home, take photographs or surf the web!
So who needs a travel adapter for Canada
Anyone whose home country uses a different plug and socket combination will need a travel adapter when visiting Canada.
In North America, there is a standard plug and socket combination, so if you are just traveling over the border from the United States, then you don’t need a travel adapter.
Why you may ask! Well, many of our electronic devices
Instead, take the
Canada plug and socket
Canada has adopted type’s A and B plugs and sockets, identical to the USA. However, if you are traveling from most other countries in the world, you will need a travel adapter.
Type A is a two-prong plug for items that do not require an earth connection. It comprises two flat prongs of different widths and normally with a small hole at the tip. The prong's width is to ensure the plug can only
Type B is the earthed version of type A and adds a round pin. Type A
Electrical supply in Canada
Along with the adapter, it is important to consider the electrical voltage. Not all countries operate on the same voltage or frequency. Canada, again in common with North America, uses 120V at 60Hz.
There are two bands of electrical supply in the world, from 100V-127V and from 220V-240V. It’s important to know the voltage in your country and also what voltages your electrical items can operate on.
If your device uses the lower band of 100V-127V, then you have no problems in Canada. Items rated in the 220V-240V range will probably not work in Canada without a power converter and may
Multi and dual-voltage devices
Some devices can operate on
If the item is not multi or dual-voltage, then you will need a power converter
One exception to this is the USB connection. This is always a 5Vdc supply, and it is safe to plug in any USB device anywhere in the world.
Traveling to Canada from a country outside of North America will most likely mean you need a travel adapter.
In addition, if your device is not multi-voltage, then a power converter will also