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electric plugs

Postby tvonmove » Sun Sep 28, 2014 10:01 am

Do power points in Peru require 2 pin FLAT or 2 pin Round pins?


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Re: electric plugs

Postby cuyguy » Mon Sep 29, 2014 12:53 pm

In my experience, most outlets accept both. They look kind of like this : <OI IO> Hope that helps.
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Re: electric plugs

Postby argidd » Mon Sep 29, 2014 12:58 pm

However, if you come from the US, consider that voltage is 220, not 120.
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Re: electric plugs

Postby chi chi » Mon Sep 29, 2014 1:00 pm

The electrical sockets in Peru are quite handy. You can both plug in electrical ítems from the US and Europe. (except UK and Irish plugs)
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Re: electric plugs

Postby Mako » Mon Sep 29, 2014 9:41 pm

Double check your appliances, most computers, laptops TV, blenders will work with any voltage between 110 & 240 V.

Most plugs n Peru accept the round European and the flat North American.

Worst case scenario go to radio shack and get an adaptor.

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Re: electric plugs

Postby Guiri » Mon Sep 29, 2014 10:23 pm

chi chi wrote:The electrical sockets in Peru are quite handy. You can both plug in electrical ítems from the US and Europe. (except UK and Irish plugs)
Not always...some (even modern) buildings have only flat plugs :?
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Re: electric plugs

Postby JanD » Tue Sep 30, 2014 12:04 am

My apartment only has "flat pin" sockets.
But you can buy adaptors in ferreterias and in any supermarket (2 or 3 soles for two).
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Re: electric plugs

Postby captcosmic » Wed Oct 01, 2014 7:03 am

Here are a couple of pictures so you can see what to look for when using a computer related device, or any wall transformer in Peru. They should all have some kind of labeling on them, stating their input voltage, frequency (50 or 60 Hz) and how much current it draws in amps.

If it says 100 to 120 V (as in the NetGear transformer in picture xmfr1.jpeg), then you need a transformer that can handle the current needed.

If it says 100 to 240 V then you can use it in Peru without problem as in the Dell computer transformer in xmfr2.jpeg.
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Re: electric plugs

Postby london » Sun Mar 13, 2016 5:49 pm

Can anyone confirm that they have used a Peruvian plug in Spain ?
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Re: electric plugs

Postby fanning » Sun Mar 13, 2016 6:11 pm

When I travel to Europe I buy one of those cheap extensions in your local (Peru) ferreteria. Just make sure it has a round plug and not a flat one.
In that case you can connect all your Peruvian flat plugs in the extension, while plugging it in with the round plug. The advantage is that you immediately have three or four sockets.

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