Captain Don's Habitat – Bonaire

What is the electrical current on Bonaire and do we need converters or transformers for electrical appliances such as hairdryers and/or battery chargers?

What is the electrical current on Bonaire and do we need converters or transformers for electrical appliances such as hairdryers and/or battery chargers?

What is the electrical current on Bonaire and do we need converters or transformers for electrical appliances such as hairdryers and/or battery chargers? The electrical current on Bonaire is112-127V/50Hz. The problem with many small electrical appliances, especially those manufactured in the U.S. is that they are rated for 110V/60Hz and the 60Hz is the part that really causes some problems with these appliances as our slower cycle tends to cause these appliances to overheat. Since cycle can only be changed at the source, transformers will not help in this area as they can only adjust voltage. With the world becoming a much smaller place, travel-wise, most manufacturers have realized this and are now manufacturing appliances such as hairdryers, travel irons, chargers for laptops, etc. that are dual voltage/cycle rated, i.e. 110-220V/50-60Hz. Simply look at the manufacturer’s information on the appliance you wish to bring (usually on the plug end or transformer of the appliance) and check to see if it is dual voltage/cycle rated…if so, you will not have any problems using that appliance on our electrical current. By the way, the electrical plug-ins in our rooms are standard U.S. two prong flat receptacles, so if the appliance/charger you are bringing has a grounded plug (3-prong), you might want to bring a 3 prong adapter so you won’t have to break off the grounding prong on your appliance’s plug. These are very inexpensive and you can find one at your local hardware or electrical store. Click here for an  example of the110V plug and click here for an example of a  220V