Guyana electric sockets
Replies: 7 - Last Post: Jul 25, 2012 4:08 PM Last Post By: FronteeringGuyana
Jul 21, 2012 3:51 AM
Jul 21, 2012 10:01 AM
Jul 21, 2012 12:47 PM
2I already own a couple of these, but they are heavy, given my limited weight allowance, so I would prefer to take exactly what I need, and no more. Guyana also uses plugs with 3 round pins, old British style, which are not found in a multiadaptor, but separately.
Jul 21, 2012 12:57 PM
You don't have a multi adaptor then, the real one has all the plugs of the world in one.
All adaptors that can accommodate UK type of plug are relatively heavy, but honestly I don't belive that another 100grams will make such a big difference.
As you said you may encounter different type of plugs, so it's wise to be prepared.
You need something like this
it's not extremely heavy
Jul 23, 2012 12:47 AM
The US type is the most common in Guyana, and you can easily buy other adapters over there.
Jul 23, 2012 12:51 AM
5@ ban_janti_return Firstly, thank you for trying to help me. I am an experienced traveller (about 80 countries so far), and already have a few adaptors of the type you show. However, none, including the one on the link you kindly provide, include the old 3 round pin version, so it needs a separate plug, which is heavy. 100g makes quite a difference with a limited weight allowance. My main luggage and daypac weigh 2.5 kg, which leaves me 6.5 kg total weight allowance. It isnt much when it includes camera, charger, trek boots, etc...You even start counting how much your passport and cash pile will weigh!
Edited by: Marsalforn
Jul 23, 2012 8:54 AM
6#5 That's true, I was not aware that it's used anywhere else than in India, Nepal and some African countries.
In that case I wouldn't worry too much and as #4 said you can always buy it on the ground.
Jul 25, 2012 4:08 PM
Yes, US socket type is the most typical in Guyana. Also don't worry too much about the weight allowance. I'm fairly sure it's 11 kg, and you can put all small heavy items in your hand luggage to keep the weight down as you and your hand luggage will be weighed together and I don't know of any limit on this. Bear in mind the planes are small and hand luggage needs to be reasonable.
Worst comes to worst if you go over your allowance on your hold luggage you can pay a fee for the excess weight.
If your weight is high because its taken up with 'supplies', you can get most things oyu need in country.
But good advice to all travellers... Take half the clothes and twice the money!
Any advice you need, feel free to shout
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