The Scoop on Argentine Outlets

February 19th, 2009 Posted in resources

Written by Jamie

Here’s a subject I probably should have written about long ago. Many of our guests have asked about what type of outlets are used in Argentina. 

The electricity is 220 volts/50Hz. Almost all wall outlets have both the European two-pronged and Australian slanted shapes. 

For basic things such as laptop computers and battery chargers, a simple plug adapter will do. Items such as hair dryers and higher voltage demanding appliances require a converter.

If your super techie and want more information, you can click here.

  1. 11 Responses to “The Scoop on Argentine Outlets”

  2. By Amy on Mar 5, 2009

    I have another appliance question. We are travelling to BA in July and August from Philadelphia. My husband uses a cpap breathing device when he sleeps. I am confused about if he can use a simple plug adapter or he’ll need a more complicated converter. Please email us if are able.

  3. By Patagonia on Mar 5, 2009


    I’ll send you an email. Suerte, Jamie

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  8. By Ethel on Sep 29, 2016

    Can I buy an adapter in Bariloche?
    I am stuck without one and I need to work on my US computer.

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