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Electric Plugs in Dominican Republic

Sydney, Australia
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Electric Plugs in Dominican Republic

Hi Guys,

No doubt this topic has been posted a few times - but being from Australia - I don't know what someone means when they say 'an American' plug would work.

What type of adaptor would I need to use (is an international one that I use in EU and Asia appropriate?). Maybe some clever person may even have a pic - or a link to a pic so I know what to look out for.

Thanks for any help you could offer me!



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1. Re: Electric Plugs in Dominican Republic

Hi there

Link below shows adaptors, one on left of pic fits DR sockets


Happy hols


Morgantown, WV
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2. Re: Electric Plugs in Dominican Republic

The one of the left works in SOME of the outlets in the D. R. Those outlets are the same as the U.S. but with added depth. We had to put our coffee pot up against the battery charger for our cameras to hold it in, because the outlet is recessed. So even though our plugs fit the holes, they needed to have an adaptor because the holes in the outlet weren't flush with the wall. Hard to explain.

However, the outlets for razors in the bathroom had two round holes. Probably the adaptor shown on the right of the picture would work for that. So you would need both of those in the picture if you had to use the one in the bathroom AND the one in the bedroom. Very strange, I know. But that's the way it was. At least at our resort. Some may be different.

Sydney, Australia
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3. Re: Electric Plugs in Dominican Republic

This is all confusing me!!! :)

I think I will buy a multi-pack that tries to cover all types of plugs and hope for the best!

In all honesty - I won't be too fussed if I don't shave for a week - but do want to charge the old camera :)

Thanks for your help.

Norwich, United...
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4. Re: Electric Plugs in Dominican Republic

When we were at the Riu Bachata about a month ago, we used both our round pin and flat pin plugs in the same sockets, they both seemed to fit ok!

5. Re: Electric Plugs in Dominican Republic

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