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Last updated on July 12th, 2018 at 05:35 pm

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A guide to everything you need to know about electrical outlets in South America!

We get asked ALL THE TIME about Electrical Outlets in South America.

Electrical Outlets in South America can be very tricky. They vary depending on the country you are travel to. It is always a good idea to bring along a universal charging adapter either way. With one of these charging adapters, no matter if 120v or 240v, you are covered. From charging your camera, phone, laptop, tablet, or whatever else, never leave home without the correct charger before your South America Tour.

Today, let’s explore each country and popular destination specifically so you are ready for your dream tour of South America.

 

Electrical Outlets in South America

Here is a quick and helpful guide about all the electrical outlets in South America. This covers Ecuador Electrical Outlets and more!

 

Ecuador Electrical Outlets

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The correct electrical outlet for Ecuador is 110 to 120 volts AC at 60 Hertz

Ecuador electrical outlets are the same as American outlets. These will work in Quito, Cuenca, and more!

The Galapagos Islands Electrical Outlets

Electrical outlets in the Galapagos Islands are generally the same as American outlets. It is still important however you ask your Travel Consultant if your gear will work before your trip to the Galapagos Islands! You must make sure the Electrical Outlets in South America are correct for the adapter you have.

Brazil Electrical Outlets

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The correct electrical outlet for Brazil is 127 volts AC or 220 volts AC at 50 Hertz

Even though American plugs and outlets are very common in Brazil, we still recommend you know what charger to bring. If you are traveling to Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paolo, Belo Horizonte, Iguassu Falls, Salvador, or on an Amazon River Cruise, this is the charger you will need.

Iguazu Falls Electrical Outlets:

Power outlets in Iguazu Falls are also 127 volts.

 

Argentina Electrical Outlets

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The correct electrical outlet for Argentina is 220 to 240 volts AC at 50 Hertz

Patagonia Electrical Outlets

Patagonia power outlets are the same 220 volts as the rest of Argentina.

 

Peru Electrical Outlets

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The correct electrical outlet for Peru is 220 to 240 volts AC at 50 Hertz

Machu Picchu Electrical Outlets

Machu Picchu power outlets, Inca Trail electrical outlets, and more are all the same 220 volts as the rest of Peru.

 

Colombia Electrical Outlets

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The correct electrical outlet for Colombia is 110 to 120 volts AC at 60 Hertz

This is the same outlet wattage as the United States.

 

Chile Electrical Outlets

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The correct electrical outlet for Chile is 220 to 240 volts AC at 50 Hertz

As you can see from the chart above, this is the same for Chile, Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay, and Uruguay. This makes it easy to take a multi-country South America tour!

 

Bolivia Electrical Outlets

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The correct electrical outlet for Bolivia is 220 to 240 volts AC at 50 Hertz

Again, this is the same for Bolivia, Chile, Peru, Paraguay, and Uruguay.

 

Paraguay Electrical Outlets

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The correct electrical outlet for Paraguay is 220 to 240 volts AC at 50 Hertz

Whether you explore Asunción or the banks of the Paraguay River, this power outlet will have you charged and ready to go!

 

Uruguay Electrical Outlets

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The correct electrical outlet for Uruguay is 220 to 240 volts AC at 50 Hertz

No matter if you are exploring Montevideo or the Plaza de Independencia, stay charged with this electrical outlet.

Venezuela Electrical Outlets

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The correct electrical outlet for Venezuela is 110 to 120 volts AC at 60 Hertz

We do not currently recommend our guests to visit Venezuela.

Well, there you have it! All the information about Electrical Outlets in South America! Now, as you explore South America, feel confident that you are charged and ready to go, no matter the destination. From Ecuador Electrical Outlets to Peru electrical outlets, this guide has you covered.

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