The electrical current and plug outlets in Peru may be different from those in your home country. If you want to travel with your smartphone, camera, or any other electronic devices, then you’ll need to plan accordingly. While traveling in Peru a converter might needed to adjust the voltage of your electronic devices. At minimum, the wall outlets will be different and you’ll need an adapter.
The voltage of Peru is 220V. This is the same as Europe, but different from the electricity in the United States. What does this mean for you?
Electronic devices are not created equal. Dual-voltage appliances are designed to accept a range of lower and higher voltage inputs of 110V to 240V. Most laptops, tablets, and cell phone chargers have dual-voltage and can be used in Peru without any trouble. Other devices require a power adapter because they can only be used with a specific voltage.
Plugging a 120-volt appliance into a Peruvian outlet is not a good idea: It will likely result in a puff of smoke or start a fire, no doubt destroying your electronic device. Avoid this scenario by carefully checking the voltage on each appliance label and determine if a power adapter is necessary. Purchase an adapter to bring with you to Peru before you travel at electronic supply store, where traveling gear is sold, or even at the airport.
There are three different types of wall sockets in Peru.
If the plug attachment of your electronic device does not match the wall outlet, then an adapter is a must. Some hotels in Peru provide their guests with an adapter, but more often than not you’ll need to have your own. Fortunately, adapters are lightweight, inexpensive and easy to find.
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