Power adapters needed for US-to-Mexican travel?
February 28, 2009 7:21 PM   Subscribe

Help! My SO is leaving for Mexico (work-related) in the AM and needs to know what the deal is with electronics (i.e., laptops, digital camera, cell phone, etc.) w/r/t converters or adapters for power cables and so forth.

I've done the Euro-jaunt and am up on that stuff, but I'm woefully ignorant when it comes to North American voltage/current (whatever) discrepancies. She likely doesn't have time to pick up any converters state-side (save for what we can find at our neighborhood drugstore tomorrow morning before hitting the airport), but will she need to sweat it if she packs all of her power cords for said electronics? She'll be staying in a (more-or-less) major hotel chain in Mexico City. I apologize in advance for sounding like the ugly American (TM) but I just tried googling to (surprisingly) no avail and would hate for her to be stranded powerless in the literal sense. She'll be there two weeks. Thanks in advance, all.
posted by joe lisboa to Travel & Transportation (6 answers total)
Response by poster: Sorry if it wasn't clear, but all of her gear is US-American (at least in terms of the power cables she currently owns).
posted by joe lisboa at 7:25 PM on February 28, 2009

Best answer: As far as I can tell, the sockets and voltages for electrical outlets are the same everywhere in North America (Canada, USA, and Mexico). More detail than you wanted.
posted by xil at 7:32 PM on February 28, 2009

Response by poster: Wikipedia? Doh. Thanks, sir/ma'am.
posted by joe lisboa at 7:32 PM on February 28, 2009

Don't know about Mexico, but in Belize all the electrical outlets worked just fine with our cords.
posted by EarBucket at 7:18 AM on March 1, 2009

Best answer: Every place I have been in Mexico (Guadalajara, Puerto Vallarta, CancĂșn) has had 110V 60Hz with the prongs the same as US equipment. Just take any US gear you have and it will work without any adapters.
posted by jet_silver at 8:57 AM on March 1, 2009

Response by poster: Thanks, all.
posted by joe lisboa at 9:05 AM on March 1, 2009

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