How to use plugs from Argentina in American Samoa
Plugs, sockets, adapters and other information needed for travelling from Argentina to American Samoa in this page. If you want a report for other countries, re-start the wizard to find to electric adapters for your trip here.
Quick Chart at-a-glance
|Plugs Type:||C, I.||A, B, F, I.|
If you are 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 Argentina the following plugs are used: (includes Patagonia, Buenos Aires, Salta, Iguazú, Bariloche, Usuahia, Rosario, Tigre.)
|Plug Type C||Plug Type I|
|Outlet Type C||Outlet Type I|
Considerations for Argentina
Argentinian electrical network is stable and the 3rd major energy producer in Latin America. You should not expect major issues in the country.
... and in American Samoa you will use: (includes Pago Pago.)
|Plug Type A||Plug Type B||Plug Type F||Plug Type I|
|Outlet Type A||Outlet Type B||Outlet Type F||Outlet Type I|
Take care: American Samoa uses lower voltage than Argentina
Your electric devices from Argentina will be expecting 220 Volts, but American Samoa grid is of 120 Volts, this is a substantial difference that requires you to take some extra steps in preparation to your trip:
On the positive side, nowadays many devices will switch automatically to the network voltage and they will work just fine, i.e. mobile phone chargers are typically multi-voltage (but please, do actually check your own). It is important that you pay attention to your device's voltage. Connecting electronics to the wrong voltage, in the luckiest of the cases, the device will break or stop working temporarily; but please don't take this lightly, in the worst of the cases electrocution and fire hazards are a real possibility.
An automatic power supply suitable from 100 Volts to 240 Volts.
High-power devices don't usually handle different voltages due to the high-currents involved i.e. anything that its main purpose involves generating heat (or cold) like hair driers, baby bottle warmers, kettles, etc. On the contrary, modern low-power devices are likely to auto-detect and auto-adapt to different voltages i.e. usb chargers, laptop chargers, etc.
A hair-dryer can consume up to 2000 Watts, like the one in the picture above, due to the high power they usually work in one voltage system; this one is suitable for 220-240 Volts systems.
You will need a step up voltage converter a device that can be plugged to 120 volts and it provides an outlet with 220 volts for your Argentina' device. You will need to pay attention to the maximum power output of the converter and the maximum power consumption of the device.
Some connectors are used in both countries
You will be able to plug the devices directly in American Samoa (please read other sections of this reports in regards to voltage, etc.). Perhaps you will need adapters for some sockets, but it is usually easier to find adapters at destination if your plug is already being used in the country. Sometimes different cities uses different systems, you might need to do a bit more of research. If you find more information please let us know.
Lists of adapters you can use in your travel:
This adapter allows you to use plugs type: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N into outlets type: B.
This adapter allows you to use plugs type: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N into outlets type: E, F.
This adapter allows you to use plugs type: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N into outlets type: I.
This adapter allows you to use plugs type: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, M into outlets type: I.
This adapter allows you to use plugs type: C, D, E, F, G, M into outlets type: A, B.
This adapter is probably illegal in some countries, we put it here for educational purposes; it does not have earth connection but it allows earthed plugs to be connected to it. It has no finger-terminal protection. Try to go for a more expensive and safer alternative.
This adapter allows you to use plugs type: C, E, F into outlets type: A, B.
Simple, small and cheap. You can buy half a dozen of them for almost no money and they will not occupy space in your travel bag. its drawback, it does not have earth-connection but it might not be required for some devices.
This adapter allows you to use plugs type: A, B, D, G, I, M into outlets type: C, E, F, L.
This adapter has a safety protection so you don't plug only one terminal into the adapter while touching the other with your finger, because it is generic, when you buy it pay attention to this safety mechanism. Overall a good adapter that has the earth connection pass-though (notice the metallic connector on the side.)
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.
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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.
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