Adapter for Argentina - What power adapter do I need for Argentina?

Power adapters for Argentina

If you are packing for a trip to Argentina it can be helpful to know in advance if you'll be able to charge all your devices like cell phones or tablets when you arrive. But by not knowing which wall socket is used in Argentina you are more likely to bring the wrong adaptor, therefore needing to buy or borrow a suitable adaptor when you're there that might be incompatible and cause damage to your device. Varying complicated standards and plug types can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country for the first time traveller. This isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of standards being used in the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to power your device in Argentina. This page contains links to useful instructions demonstrating how to supply power to your devices when travelling to Argentina using the types I or C 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets, please note Type I plug outlets are normally used by most Argentineans. Most power will change regionally therefore we suggest reading the power adapters page for a complete list of regions and countries.

What is the best power adapter for Argentina?

The best power adapter for Argentina will be a Type I power adapter [2] which will allow you to use any 220 volt appliance or device.

What is the best power adapter for Argentina?

What is a power adapter?

Power adapters are small and cheap plastic adapters that permit an Argentinean power outlet to accept a power plug from an appliance from a foreign country.

Do I need a power adapter for Argentina?

It depends on which location you are travelling from and the type of plug you want to use.

Will I need a power adapter for Argentina if I'm visiting from America?

An American plug won't fit in an Argentinean power outlet so you will need to bring a power adapter for Argentina, and as the voltage is much higher you will also need to use a power converter for Argentina to prevent damage or overheating to your appliance or device if it isn't dual voltage.

What does a power adapter for an Argentinean power outlet do?

A power adapter for an Argentinean power outlet allows a visitor from another country to use their electrical appliances in Argentina by adapting the shape of the plug to fit the power socket.

Does a power adapter convert the voltage from an Argentinean power outlet?

Power adapters will only adapt the shape of a plug to fit into a 220 volt Argentinean power outlet and doesn't convert to a higher voltage. If you need to safely use a 100-120 volt appliance then you also need a more expensive step down power converter for Argentina.

Where can I buy a power adapter for Argentina?

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where can I buy a power adapter for Argentina?

Power adapters are typically available in most major 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 but expect to pay 50% 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.

On arrival power adapters can 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.

It will more convenient and cheaper to buy the correct power adapter in advance of your trip. High street stores normally sell popular types of travel adapters to popular locations and for widest choice it is recommended to buy a power adapter online.

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argentina - Wikipedia entry about Argentina.
  2. Type I plug adapter - Allows appliances to connect to Type I power outlets without converting voltage, priced at between $10 to $15.
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adapter - power adaptor