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How to use plugs from Argentina in Peru

Plugs, sockets, adapters and other information needed for travelling from Argentina to Peru 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

  Argentina Peru  
Voltage: 220V. 220V. icons/teeth.gif  
Plugs Type: C, I. A, B, C. icons/teeth.gif icons/question.gif  
Hertz: 50Hz. 60Hz. icons/note.gif  

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.)

Argentina' Plug Type C Argentina' Plug Type I
Plug Type C Plug Type I
Argentina' Outlet Type C Argentina' Outlet 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 Peru you will use: (includes Lima, Arequipa, Huaraz, Iquitos, Trujillo, Cajamarca, Puno.)

Peru' Plug Type A Peru' Plug Type B Peru' Plug Type C
Plug Type A Plug Type B Plug Type C
Peru' Outlet Type A Peru' Outlet Type B Peru' Outlet Type C
Outlet Type A Outlet Type B Outlet Type C

Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu

Voltage

Exact voltage

Perfect! This is very good! You will not need any sort of voltage adapter (they are always big, heavy and they can't handle too much energy. i.e. might have problems with hairdryers). You can plug your devices to the electric network grid in Peru without requiring a voltage adapter.

Plugs Type

Some connectors are used in both countries

You will be able to plug the devices directly in Peru (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.

Adapters

Lists of adapters you can use in your travel:

Adapter: generic

front view of generic adapter to use plugs type A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N from Argentina in outlets type B from Peru back view of generic adapter to use plugs type A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N from Argentina in outlets type B from Peru
Front Back

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.

Adapter: generic

front view of generic adapter to use plugs type C, D, E, F, G, M from Argentina in outlets type A, B from Peru back view of generic adapter to use plugs type C, D, E, F, G, M from Argentina in outlets type A, B from Peru
Front Back

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.

Adapter: generic

front view of generic adapter to use plugs type C, E, F from Argentina in outlets type A, B from Peru back view of generic adapter to use plugs type C, E, F from Argentina in outlets type A, B from Peru
Front Back

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.

Adapter: generic

front view of generic adapter to use plugs type A, B, D, G, I, M from Argentina in outlets type C, E, F, L from Peru back view of generic adapter to use plugs type A, B, D, G, I, M from Argentina in outlets type C, E, F, L from Peru
Front Back

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.

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.


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