Here's why you need an adapter
The outlets and plugs used in Costa Rica are A & B. Take a look at the pictures below to see what each plug and socket type looks like.
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Dual voltage is the magical word in charging devices abroad.
Most small devices such as phones, tablets, laptops and cameras are capable of operating in a range between 100 and 240 volts and use frequencies (Hz) between 50-60 Hz. To find out if your device is dual voltage, look for the fine print on your device stating '100-240V, 50-60Hz'
With dual voltage devices you'll only need a power plug adapter to use the local outlets and you're good to go.Click for adapter Costa Rica
Most small appliances work on all voltages. Hair dryers and straigteners form an exception and are often made for a single voltage.
Also, when moving abroad and you're bringing your washing machine, dryer, fridge or oven, chances are you will need a voltage converter.Click for converter Costa Rica
Voltage and frequency Afghanistan vs Costa Rica
All outlets in Afghanistan provide a standard voltage of 220V with a frequency of 50Hz.Voltage: 220V Frequency: 50Hz
All outlets in Costa Rica provide a standard voltage of 120V with a frequency of 60Hz.Voltage: 120V Frequency: 60Hz