Are you from the USA and planning to travel to Canada?
Do you need to get a plug adapter?
No. You don’t need a power plug adapter.
- Electronic appliances in Canada use the same sockets as the USA.
- The voltage and frequency in Canada is the same in the USA.
Differences in plug types
Click on each country to find more pictures of the power sockets and plugs from that country. You’ll also find more information about the voltage and frequency.
The power plug type used in the USA is type A and B. Power sockets provide 120 volts of electricity and run on a frequency of 60Hz.
The power plug type used in Canada is type A and B. Power sockets provide 120 volts of electricity and run on a frequency of 60Hz.
Difference in voltage and frequency
You don’t need to worry about a voltage convertor, because the standard voltage in Canada (120 V) is similar to the USA (120 V).
Utilizing an appliance not suited for your voltage/frequency can lead to catastrophic damages. To guarantee the safety of your device, make sure you read the label on it before use. Some appliances don’t need a converter at all; if their labels state ‘Input: 100-240V, 50/60 Hz’, then they are certified for international usage!