Peru

Are you planning to visit Peru? Check if you need a power plug adapter or voltage converter for the power sockets (outlets) used in Peru.

The following information is for travelers living in the United States of America. Select another country if needed.
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Power plug adapter needed in Peru?

In Peru the power sockets are of type A and C. The standard voltage is 220 V and the standard frequency is 60 Hz.

  • You need a power plug adapter in Peru, when living in the United States of America.
  • You also need a voltage converter.

Below you find pictures of the applied power sockets and corresponding plugs. And we provide more information about the voltage and frequency.

Which power plugs and sockets in Peru?

In Peru the power sockets are of type A and C. Check out the following pictures. When living in the United States of America you will need a power plug adapter for sockets type C. We recommend you to pack a 3 to 2 prong adapter in case type B sockets are not available.

  • Your appliances with plug A don't fit socket C.
  • Your appliances with plug B don't fit socket C.

Buy a power plug (travel) adapter

We don't sell power plug adapters. We refer you to Amazon, where you will find a great selection of travel adapters. Because you may also need a voltage converter, you should consider a combined power plug adapter/voltage converter (see below).

You can also check the map to see the use of different plugs and sockets in the world.

Spread of Power Plugs and Sockets around the world

What voltage and frequency in Peru?

In Peru the standard voltage is 220 V and the frequency is 60 Hz.

  • You cannot use your electric appliances in Peru without a voltage converter, because the standard voltage in Peru (220 V) is higher than in the United States of America (120 V).

You can seriously damage your appliances. You need a voltage converter! You can find voltage converters at Amazon. Because you also need a power plug adapter, you should consider a combined plug adapter/voltage converter.

To be sure, check the label on the appliance. Some appliances never need a converter. If the label states 'INPUT: 100-240V, 50/60 Hz' the appliance can be used in all countries in the world. This is common for chargers of tablets/laptops, photo cameras, cell phones, toothbrushes, etc.

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