Adapter needed

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

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

Peru und Canada compared
Flag: Canada
AOutlets of type ABOutlets of type BOutlets
120 VoltVoltage
60 HertzFrequency
Flag: Peru
AOutlets of type ACOutlets of type COutlets
220 VoltVoltage
60 HertzFrequency
Power sockets

Which types of power outlets are used in Peru?

Peru uses power outlets of type A and C. Electrical outlets of type A and B, which are common in Canada, are only partially used in Peru.

Country information

About Peru

Flag: About Peru

Peru is a country in America (South America) with about 30.4 Millionen inhabitants on an area of almost 1.3 Millionen km². The capital of Peru is Lima (7.6 Millionen inhabitants).

People in the country are mainly speaking Spanish, Quechua and Aymara.

The neighbors of Peru are Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Ecuador.

TLD: .peCurrency: PENCountry calling code: +51Country Code : PE
Mains voltage

What is the Electricity Voltage in Peru?

The voltage in Peru is 220 volts.

The voltage, therefore, is higher than the 120 volts in Canada. This difference means that you have to be cautious when using electrical devices purchased in Canada:

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 Peru, you should either not use your device there, or buy a voltage converter before departing.

Utility frequency

What is the utility frequency in Peru?

The utility frequency in Peru is 60 Hertz.

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