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Panama Panama electrical outlets : do I need a travel adapter?

You're going to travel to Panama and you don't know if your electric devices (your computer, mobile phone, battery charger...) will be able to work there?

To know if you need a travel plug adapter to go to Panama, you have to consider 3 things : the shape of the plugs, the voltage and the frequency of the current delivered by electrical outlets in Panama.

Electrical outlets (sockets) and plugs used in Panama

Here are the shape of the sockets in Panama, and the the types of plugs used in Panama :

electrical outlet socket type A in Panama
type A
electrical outlet socket type B in Panama
type B

plug type a  plug type b  

Plug adapter for Panama

If none of your usual plug is compatible, you should buy a travel adapter to be able to plug your electric devices in Panama (please visit our selection on Amazon for more details).

best travel adapters for panama

Prepare your travel to enjoy your stay in Panama

What is the type of electrical outlets and current in Panama?

The type of electrical outlets in Panama is type A and type B.

Type A outlets have two flat parallel pins, while type B outlets have two flat parallel pins with an additional grounding pin.

The current used in Panama is 110-120 volts at a frequency of 60 hertz.

How can I charge the battery of my phone or computer in Panama?

To charge the battery of your phone or computer in Panama, you can follow these steps:

1. Check the voltage: Make sure your device supports the voltage in Panama, which is usually 110-120V. Most modern electronics like smartphones and laptops have adapters that work with different voltage ranges, but it's always good to double-check.

2. Use a power adapter: If your device has a different type of plug than the one used in Panama, you'll need a power adapter. These adapters allow you to connect your device's charger to the Panamanian power outlets. You can find these adapters at electronic stores or online.

3. Find a power outlet: Look for a power outlet in your accommodation or in public spaces like cafes, airports, or shopping centers. Panamanian outlets typically have two flat prongs, similar to those used in the United States.

4. Connect your charger: Plug your device's charger into the power adapter (if needed) and then insert the adapter into the power outlet. Ensure a secure connection.

5. Let it charge: Once connected, your phone or computer should start charging. Keep in mind that charging times may vary depending on the device and its battery capacity.

6. Unplug when fully charged: Once your phone or computer is fully charged, unplug it from the power outlet to save electricity and prevent overcharging.

Remember to always follow safety guidelines and use genuine charging accessories to avoid any electrical issues. Charging your devices in Panama should be as straightforward as charging them anywhere else, given the proper voltage and power adapters are used.

Which power adapter should I buy for Panama?

When looking for a power adapter for Panama, it is important to consider the type of electrical plugs used in the country. In Panama, the standard voltage is 120 V and the frequency is 60 Hz.

The type of power adapter you will need depends on the type of plug used in your home country. Panama primarily uses Type A and Type B electrical plugs.

Type A plugs have two flat pins, while Type B plugs have two flat pins and a grounding pin. If your home country uses different types of plugs, you will need a power adapter that is compatible with Type A or Type B plugs.

It is recommended to purchase a universal power adapter that can accommodate different types of plugs. This will ensure that your electronic devices can be safely connected to the power outlets in Panama.

Before purchasing a power adapter, make sure to check the voltage and frequency requirements of your electronic devices. Some devices may not be compatible with the 120 V, 60 Hz electrical system in Panama. In such cases, you may need a voltage converter or transformer in addition to a power adapter.

It is always a good idea to consult with a local electronics store or do further research to ensure you are purchasing the right power adapter for your specific needs and the electrical system in Panama.

What are the 20 largest cities in Panama?

1. Panama City

2. San Miguelito

T3. Juan Díaz

T3. David

T5. Arraiján

T5. Colón

7. La Chorrera

8. Pacora

T9. Santiago

T9. Chitré

T9. Penonomé

12. Las Cumbres

13. La Cabima

T14. Aguadulce

T14. Veracruz

T14. Chilibre

T14. Puerto Armuelles

T19. La Concepción

T19. Cativá

T19. Pedregal