You're going to travel to Chile and you don't know if your electric devices (your computer, mobile phone, battery charger...) will be able to work there?
To know if you need a travel plug adapter to go to Chile, you have to consider 3 things : the shape of the plugs, the voltage and the frequency of the current delivered by electrical outlets in Chile.
Here are the shape of the sockets in Chile, and the the types of plugs used in Chile :
If none of your usual plug is compatible, you should buy a travel adapter to be able to plug your electric devices in Chile (please visit our selection on Amazon for more details).
The type of electrical outlets used in Chile is Type C and Type L. Type C outlets have two round pins and Type L outlets have three round pins.
The current in Chile is 220 volts and the frequency is 50 hertz.
Charging the battery of your phone or computer in Chile is a simple process. You will need:
1. A power adapter: Check the power requirements of your device to ensure compatibility with the power outlets in Chile. The standard voltage is 220V, with a frequency of 50Hz. Most modern electronic devices support dual voltage (110-240V), but if your device only supports 110V, you will need a voltage converter.
2. A plug adapter: The power outlets in Chile generally have two round pins, similar to European plugs. If your device has a different type of plug, you will need a plug adapter to fit it into the Chilean sockets.
Once you have the necessary adapters, follow these steps to charge your device:
1. Connect the power adapter to your device's charging cable.
2. Plug the power adapter into the socket on the wall. Ensure that the voltage switch on the power adapter, if applicable, is set to the correct voltage for Chile (usually 220V).
3. If you are using a plug adapter, plug it into the Chilean socket first, and then plug your power adapter into it.
4. Your device should start charging once it is connected to a power source. Monitor the charging progress on your device's screen.
Remember to check the power requirements of your specific device and make sure you have the appropriate adapters before attempting to charge it in Chile. It is also recommended to use surge protectors or voltage stabilizers to protect your devices from power fluctuations.
When traveling to Chile, it is important to consider the type of power adapter you will need to ensure your electronic devices can be used without any issues.
Chile primarily uses Type C and Type L power outlets.
Type C outlets are the most common and have two round pins. These are similar to the power outlets in Europe. If your device has a two-pin plug, you will need a Type C power adapter.
Type L outlets, on the other hand, have three round pins in a row. This type of outlet is less common and mostly found in newer buildings. If your device has a three-pin plug, you will need a Type L power adapter.
It is recommended to have a universal power adapter that supports both Type C and Type L plugs to cover all your charging needs in Chile. This way, you can easily charge your devices regardless of the type of outlet you come across.
Make sure to check the voltage compatibility of your devices as well. Chile operates on a voltage of 220-240V, which might be different from the voltage in your home country. If your device is not compatible with this voltage range, you may also need a voltage converter to avoid damaging your electronics.
The 20 largest cities in Chile are: