Adapter needed

Do I need a travel adapter for a trip to Chile?

Yes, you need a travel adapter (plug adapter) for a trip from Australia to Chile. In Chile, people are using different power plugs and power outlets that are not compatible with plugs from Australia!

Chile und Australia compared
Flag: Australia
IOutlets of type IOutlets
230 VoltVoltage
50 HertzFrequency
Flag: Chile
COutlets of type CLOutlets of type LOutlets
220 VoltVoltage
50 HertzFrequency
Power sockets

Which types of power plugs are used in Chile?

Chile uses power plugs of type C and L. Power outlets of type I, which are common in Australia, are not in use in Chile.

Country information

About Chile

Flag: About Chile

Chile is a country in America (South America) with about 17.5 Millionen inhabitants on an area of almost 756 000 km². The capital of Chile is Santiago (4.8 Millionen inhabitants).

People in the country are mainly speaking Spanish.

The neighbors of Chile are Argentina, Bolivia and Peru.

TLD: .clCurrency: CLPCountry calling code: +56Country Code : CL
Mains voltage

What is the Electricity Voltage in Chile?

The voltage in Chile is 220 volts.

The voltage, therefore, is lower than the 230 volts in Australia. This difference means that you have to be cautious when using electrical devices purchased in Australia:

You should read the instruction manual of your device and check at which voltage it is safe to use.

If the voltage stated in the user's manual or on the device's power supply differs from the mains voltage in Chile, you should either not use your device there, or buy a voltage converter before departing.

Utility frequency

What is the utility frequency in Chile?

The utility frequency in Chile is 50 Hertz.

The frequency, therefore, is the same as in Australia. That's why it is safe to use all your electric appliances in Chile.