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Author: janej

Joined: 3/10/2013
Posts: 3
GCT Trips Taken: 1
OAT Trips Taken: 2
Traveler Since: 2010

December 31, 2013

See many places that a "C" plug works for Chile, Argentina and Brazil (leaving soon) but also mention of plug types "I"  "L" and "N".....wondering what everyone else found with plugs - will taking a "C" (which is the same as required for Europe) take care of all three countries. 

 

thanks

Author: svncontinents

Joined: 11/25/2011
Posts: 230
GCT Trips Taken: 7
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Traveler Since: 2007

January 01, 2014

 We have always carried an international set of plug adaptors.  They don't take up much space, and the set we have is good for just about everywhere.  You can purchase such a set at Radio Shack, or if you forget, there are numerous stores at the airports which seel a variety of those sets.  It's better to be prepared with a set, IOV, rather than carrying a single one.  Additionally, what we're finding is that most hotels that you're likely to stay in have dul-mode plubs, where you can plug in either a two-prong standard North american plug or the two prong-round.  But even if you can plug it in, watch the voltage, because that's even more critical.

Author: garyrr

Joined: 8/25/2012
Posts: 125
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Traveler Since: 2000

January 02, 2014
While voltage is to be considered - it is most likely not an issue. Almost anything you take will be "dual voltage" - although you do need to check to be sure. Almost all battery chargers and tablet/computer connections are dual. Shavers are also. The main exception you might have are hair dryers - although there are travel dryers that are dual voltage. Just look at the item - most likely you'll see 110-240 V indicated.

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