Plugs and Adapters

View ImageIn Argentina, electricity is 220 volts AC. There are two major types of outlets in Argentina, type I (three flat, diagonal prongs.. seen in the photo here) and Type C (continental European-style two round prongs).

Thus, travelers from the U.S. and Canada, for example, will need to buy both an adapter (which changes the shape of the plug) AND a converter (which changes the voltage). Brits, Australians and New Zealanders (who use 230V at home) won’t need a converter but will need an adapter to use anything electrical. Keep in mind that most modern appliances, such as cell phones, digital cameras, and laptops, can all use Argentine 220V/50Hz electricity without conversion and will only require a plug adapter.