The table below summarises the plug types, voltage and frequency of electrical current in both Argentina and Bolivia.
|Plug Types||C, I||A, C|
|Voltage||220V||115V, 220V, 230V|
|Frequency of electrical current||50Hz||50Hz|
In Argentina there's more than one plug type in use.
What type of plug does your appliance have?
In Bolivia there's more than one socket type in use.
You will need this adaptor:
Socket Type C
(Argentina) to Plug Type A
Bolivia also uses Socket Type C, which is used in Argentina. If using an appliance that has a Type C Plug in the Type C Sockets of Bolivia, you will not need an adaptor.
Check if your appliance is compatible with the voltages used in Bolivia
The voltage, 115V, is used in parts of Bolivia but not in Argentina.
Some appliances are compatible with multiple voltages. To find out if your appliance is one of them, check the appliance label and/or instruction booklet.
Is your appliance compatible with the voltages used in Bolivia (115V, 220V and 230V)?
If your appliance is not compatible with multiple voltages, and you wish to use it in parts of Bolivia where this voltage is present, you will need a transformer to adjust the voltage input when using your appliance in Bolivia.
The voltage, 230V, which is also present in Argentina, is not exactly the same to what's used in Bolivia, but the difference is tolerable, so you should not need a transformer when using sockets with this voltage. Be sure to carefully check the voltage before using your appliance in sockets in Bolivia. You may need to ask a local, and electrician, or the local government to find out in situations when the power sockets are not labelled with their voltages.
The frequency found in Argentina and Bolivia is exactly the same (50Hz). Timing devices and appliances that use motors will function as expected under this frequency.