Electricity Voltage in Belize

High Voltage

The electricity voltage in Belize is 110 V, 60 Hz.

This is the same as electricity that comes out of your socket if you are an American. If you are from Europe, your local electricity company will provide you with 220 V, 50 Hz. While some devices accept both 110 Volts and 220 Volts and the difference in frequency between 60 Hz and 50 Hz, many other devices do not and may be damaged if you plug them in.


Check the labels at the back of your electric device to see whether it accepts the 110 Volts, 60 Hz provided by the Belize power company. If your label tells you it accepts a voltage of 110 Volts, 60 Hz, you can use it without any voltage transformation. You may need to get an adapter for the plug. 
 
If your device does not accept 110 Volts, 60 Hz, you will need to get a convertor or transformer that changes the 110 Volts, 60 Hz (provided by the electricity company) into 220 Volts, 50 Hz (used by your device). These transformers are usually fairly heavy as they contain sizable amounts of iron (for the core) and copper (for the wires). In addition, these transformers will generally allow you to power devices with a low Wattage (i.e. a low power consumption). You will need to ensure that the device you want to plug in does not have a higher Wattage than what the transformer can provide. If you do, you may damage the transformer. In general, a transformer will give you up to 100 Watts, which is enough for small electronic devices such as mobile phones, laptops, etc. Most likely, it will not support kettles, hair dryers, etc.