Argentina electrical outlets & plugs
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Argentina electrical outlet and plug types

Argentina uses power outlets and plugs of types C & I. Take a look at the pictures below to see what these plugs and power sockets look like:

Argentina type C plug
Type C plug
Argentina type I plug
Type I plug

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  • Type C - The standard European plug. Commonly used in Europe, South-America and Asia, but also in quite a few other countries. Plugs of type E and F will also fit in a type C outlet.

  • Type I - Used in Australia, New Zealand, the South Pacific, China and Argentina. No other plug types will fit into a type I outlet.

Argentina has standardised on type I sockets and plugs. However, type C sockets are still found in older buildings so you should also be prepared for those.


Electricity in Argentina - voltage and frequency

All power sockets in Argentina provide a standard voltage of 220V with a standard frequency of 50Hz.

You can use all your equipment in Argentina if the outlet voltage in your own country is between 220V-240V. This is the case in most of Europe, Australia, the United Kingdom and most countries in Africa and Asia.

If the standard voltage in your country is in the range of 100V-127V (which is most common in the US, Canada and countries in South America) you might need a voltage converter in Argentina.

The standard frequency in Argentina is 50Hz. If this frequency differs from the frequency used in your home country, please use caution when plugging in your devices. Check the small print on the device to see if the device can handle the frequency. Please note we regularly check our electricity information with the International Electrotechnical Committee (IEC)

Small print on the device or power adapter indicates what voltages the device can work with. If you see 100-240V 50/60Hz printed, the adapter is rated to work on all voltages used worldwide. Please note that power plug adapters only convert plug types and do not convert voltages.

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