Peru power adapters - What power adapter do I need for Peru?

Power adapters for Peru

If packing for a trip it can be helpful to know if you'll be able to power any electrical devices such as cell phones and laptops when you arrive. Without knowing which plug socket is being used in Peru you are likely to bring the wrong power adaptor, leaving you needing to borrow a suitable adaptor on arrival which might be incompatible and damage your device. Various standards and voltages can often be daunting when planning on staying in a new country to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards being used throughout the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to power your electronics in Peru. This page contains links to step by step instructions demonstrating which power adapters you'll need to supply power to your devices when going to Peru by using the C, A or B type 220 volt 60Hz plug outlets, Type C wall outlets will be normally used by most Peruvians. Power adapters are different depending on which country you're taking a trip to so we recommend reading our Wiki Connections travel power adapters list for a complete list of powering devices in different regions and countries.

What is the best power adapter for Peru?

The best power adapter for Peru will be a Type C power adapter which is suitable for powering any 220 volt appliance or device. [2]

What is the best power adapter for Peru?

What is a power adapter?

Power adapters are small and lightweight plastic adapters that allow a Peruvian power outlet to accept a different type of power plug from a foreign region. [3]

Does a power adapter change the voltage from a Peruvian power outlet?

No - a power adapter only adapts the shape of a plug to fit into a 220 volt Peruvian power outlet and is unable to convert to a different voltage. Should you need to safely use any 100, 110 or 120 volt appliance you also need to bring a more expensive step down power converter for Peru.

Do I need a plug adapter in Peru?

If the shape of the plug outlet in Peru is different to the shape of the Peruvian power outlet then you will need a power adapter.

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Do I need a plug adapter for Peru if I'm visiting from America?

US Type A or Type B outlets might not commonly be found in Peru so it is recommended to bring a suitable power adapter for Peru, however because the voltage is much higher you will definitely need to bring a power converter for Peru if your charger or appliance isn't dual voltage to prevent damage or overheating.

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What does a power adapter do?

A power adapter for Peru enables a visitor from a different country to use their own electronic appliances and devices in Peru by altering the shape of the plug to fit the power outlet.

Where to buy a power adapter in Peru

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Where to buy a power adapter in Peru

On arrival power adapters could be found in local electrical high street shops and drug stores, but always check the build quality first as safety standards might be different in a foreign country as this is important when dealing with electrical goods. Keep in mind that a shopping trip searching for power adapters in an unknown location might be impractical, especially as this needs to happen quickly before batteries run out.

Hotel receptions could have a power adapter for sale, hire or as a complimentary extra for guests; however, availability is normally limited and a hotel might not have the exact type required for your country. If in doubt, call ahead to the hotel first and request a reservation as it is unlikely that an adapter will be found in your room on arrival.

Where to buy a power adapter for Peru in the US

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Peru in the US

Peru to US power adapters will most likely be available in most major US International airports prior to departure, however the range of adapters might be limited to popular destinations. It is recommended to research the exact type of adapter required prior to shopping at the airport. Look in the travel accessories section of airport newsagents, electronic stores and pharmacists such as Hudson News or Brookstone, but expect to pay more than regular prices. Airports will be your last chance to buy a power adapter before departure, always check the returns policy to ensure you can easily exchange or refund a faulty or unsuitable product in an airside shop.

It will be more convenient and cheaper to buy the correct power adapter in advance of your trip. High street electrical stores such as Best Buy, Walmart, Target, Home Depot or Fry's normally sell a limited range of travel adapters to popular locations but for widest choice it is recommended to buy a power adapter online.

  1. Wikipedia - Peru entry on wikipedia.org.
  2. Type C plug adapter - European Europlug Type C plug adapters are unearthed and comprise of two 4mm rounded pins placed 19mm apart, estimated price between $5 to $10.
  3. Wikipedia - power adaptor