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Old 07-23-2009, 11:50 PM   #1
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Talking Adaptors / Convertors / Transformers? Help!

Ritey-o Guys & Gals,

Just over a month until we jet off to Argentina & I am starting to think about all the little things we need to get sorted, eg insurance, money belts, insect repellent &.... adaptors etc?!

Sciency stuff scares me so I have no idea what i'm doing, I found this on my google search and it looks as though argentina uses the same type of plug as we do in NZ Electricity around the world: everything about plugs, sockets, voltages, converters, etc.

So i'm guessing that means we won't need an adaptor, but what about a convertor? How do I find out if we need one or not??

The electronics we will be taking are rechargeable battery charger, ipod wall charger, electric razor (he can learn to use disposibles if this will be an issue) & hair straightner (dont judge!! however if this will be a pain in the arse meaning we'd need a transformer just for this I wouldn't bother.)

Thanks in advance guys!!

Edit: Wooh this is my 500th post as well!!
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You'll be fine without a converter.

Argentina uses 220V while Aus/NZ have 240V. Look closely at your plugs and they will mostly have an AC input range of 100V-240V, some will have 220V-240V which will obviously be fine as well.

Have fun in Argentina, I'm extremely jealous.
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Thanks!

Yay 1 less thing we need to buy!!
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