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240V will work fine. Mains voltage and anything that uses it will have tolerances of at least 6% (~14V for 240V). Making use of this, the Australian voltage change was mostly done on paper, since most actual Aussie electricity is still served at 240V. That said, please ensure that any devices you plug into your transformer are rated to use less than 1500W ...
Check whether your batteries are NiMh (or NiCd) or Lithium. Don't mix them, as they have different charging and discharging requirements. I assume you're not talking alkalines, and that you know you can't charge them :). Use the 5 V output of the panel, anything higher will risk to blow up your batteries. As it's probably USB, it should be also limited (or ...
Safety Disclaimer There are various way to do this, none of which are risk-free. Any damage to you, your personal property, nature, the Universe is entirely your fault. You Cannot Fully Charge Your Device The bottom line however is that you should avoid fully-charging the battery. Instead you should aim for a short charge, giving you enough juice to ...
Unfortunately you can't really charge batteries without a blocking diode which acts as a one way valve for the electricity. Judging by the fact that you didn't have access to AA batteries, you probably don't have a spare electronics parts store. Did you try asking for mignon or R6s (regional names for AAs)?
Here's an adapter that does exactly what you want (it is type F, but type E will also fit AFAIK). If you can not get that adapter for any reason, you can always buy a separate grounding pin and install it (at your own risk), I would ask an electrician to do it.
The answer is you need a Type C or L adaptor for Chile. Often marketed for use in Italy.
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