This grounded adaptor plug enables your appliance's plug configuration to fit into Andora electrical power outlets.
Grounded adapter plugs allow electrical connections from 100 volts to 240 volts. An adapter plug does NOT change the current or voltage (this requires a converter) unless your appliance is dual voltage. Grounded adapter plugs maintain the ground from the electrical outlet to your appliance.
Our customers find it handy to have multiple adaptors while traveling - either to run several appliances simultaneously or simply as a backup.
The following adapter is used in Andora:
B-Type Adapter $3.00
The following grounded adapter is also used in Andora:
GUB-Grounded B-Type $7.25
Cycles: 50 Hz vs. 60 Hz.
Andorra operates on 220 volt electricity and is generated at 50Hz (Cycles) Alternating Current. United States 110-120 volt electricity is generated at 60Hz (Cycles) Alternating Current. This difference in cycles may cause the motor in your 60Hz United States appliance to operate slightly slower when used on 50Hz foreign electricity.
Most modern electronic equipment including battery chargers, computers, iPods, etc., will not be affected by the difference in cycle.
Computers and Apple Products
If you are traveling overseas with a laptop or apple device such as an iPad, chances are you won’t need a voltage converter. Most laptops are multi-voltage and will operate on voltages ranging from 100 to 240 volts. However, computers do need to make safe connections to foreign power systems and a surge protector is recommended.
Andorra is located in Southeastern Europe and its area us 2.5 times the size of Washington, DC. The terrain consists of rugged mountains and narrow valleys. Andorra has many places to mountain climb and rock climb. The climate consists of warm, dry summers and snowy, cold winters. One of Andorra’s natural resources is mineral water.
Andorra is not a member of the European Union, but the Euro is the main currency used. American Express, MasterCard and Visa are widely accepted. You can exchange currency at most banks.
Andorra has a modern automatic telephone system, yet has more people using cell phones than land lines. You can purchase a calling card to make international calls from a landline. When travelling to Costa Rica you will want to take an international or unlocked cell phone with a prepaid Costa Rica SIM card. You can also contact your mobile service provider to set up an international calling plan. You will need an adapter to charge your phone. Most cell phone battery rechargers should be multi-voltage, therefore will not require a converter. If the charger says 100-240 volts, 50-60 cycles then your charger in multi-voltage.
There are over 28,000 internet hosts and over 67,000 internet users. Internet access is available in most hotels. When travelling with your laptop or iPad you will need an adapter to charge your device.
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