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Report for using plugs from United States of America in Argentina

Plugs, sockets, adapters and other information needed for travelling from United States of America to Argentina in this page. You can re-start the wizard to change countries.

Quick Chart at-a-glance

  United States of America Argentina  
Voltage: 120V. 220V. icons/exclamation2.gif  
Plugs Type: A, B. C, I. icons/exclamation2.gif  
Hertz: 60Hz. 50Hz. icons/note.gif  

The Chart Explained

If you are an electrical savvy, perhaps the previous chart is all you need. If this is not the case, you can continue reading and discover what the chart is saying!

Plugs and Sockets at each country

In United States of America the following plugs are used:

Plugs Type A Plugs Type B
Plug Type A Plug Type B
Plugs Type A Plugs Type B
Outlet Type A Outlet Type B

... and in Argentina you will use:

Plugs Type C Plugs Type I
Plug Type C Plug Type I
Plugs Type C Plugs Type I
Outlet Type C Outlet Type I

Details

Voltage

Different Voltages

You will not be able to use your electrical aparatus using a simple plug adapter. You will need either an transformer (to reduce voltage) or an elevator. Some electronic devices are able to work in a wide range of votages, i.e. from 100v to 250v, but please check its labels before pluging; you can destroy the device if you are lucky, but you can generate a fire in the worst case.

Plugs Type

Different plug systems

Sorry, none of the plugs used in both countries are common. You will definitelly need plug adapters, please continue reading for more information.

Adapters

Lists of adapters you can use in your travel:

Adapter: generic1

This adapter allows you to use plugs type: A, B into outlets type: C, E, F, L.

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Adapter: generic1

This adapter allows you to use plugs type: A, B, D, G, M into outlets type: C, E, F, L.

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Adapter: generic1

This adapter allows you to use plugs type: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, M into outlets type: I.

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Adapters you can buy

You can buy the following multi-purpose adapters from Amazon. Please also take a look at the recommended gadgets for your trip.

Hertz

No equal Hertz

This is not a big issue. Unless you are using an electric alarm clock or some motors when speed is an issue. Explanation: Some alarm clocks uses the frequency of electricity network to measure time. So, time shifts could be experimented. Almost every home electronic device works perfectly with different Hertz.