110-120 Isn’t Just North America


North America: it’s North of South America in case you didn’t know. It’s also regarded as the home of the 110-120-volt/60 Hz standard. The caveat here is Mexico; while it’s included in North America, it’s voltage standard is 127-130 volts/60 Hz.  

Insofar as voltage, while the USA and Canada are most associated with the 110-120 standard, numerous other countries rely on it too, including:

Anguilla, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guam, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Jamaica, Liberia, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nicaragua, Palau, Panama, Saba, Saint Eustatius, Saint Marten, Taiwan, Turks and Caicos, and Venezuela.

Next time you hear us mention USA/Canada or USA and Canada, remember that we’re also including those other, more unsung heroes of the 110-120-volt/60 Hz world.

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  • Mike Bieber
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