American Samoa Technical Information - In Short
- American Samoa Voltage: 120 V
- American Samoa Electrical Frequency: 60 Hz
- American Samoa Plug: A or B or F or I
- American Samoa DVD Region: 1
- American Samoa Blu-ray Region: A
- American Samoa GSM Frequency: GSM 1900
American Samoa Technical Information - In Details
120 V has an advantage over higher voltage such as the 230 V voltage that it is considered generally safer as it is less powerful. On the other hand, it costs more to transmit power to the end user using 120 V as copper lines must be thicker, hence lower voltages are generally used by wealthy countries.
The electrical frequency in American Samoa is 60 Hz.
Note that most household and electrical/electronic equipments nowadays support multiple frequencies, so generally, electrical frequency is not an issue compatibility wise.
The plugs used in American Samoa are A or B or F or I.
Plugs/sockets are usually an issue when it comes to traveling, so always make sure you travel with a universal plug adapter.
American Samoa uses DVD Region 1.
DVD Region 1 is mainly used by North America (US and Canada), and the US Territories.
Note that a region 1 DVD cannot play on a DVD player supporting another region. There are, however, some region free DVD players available that can be used to overcome this.
American Samoa uses Blu-ray Region A.
Blu-ray Region A is used in North/Central/South America, Japan, Taiwan, North Korea, South Korea, Hong Kong and Southeast Asia.
Theoretically, a region A Blu-ray disc should not play in Blu-ray disc players supporting another region. However, most Blu-ray discs are now region free (meaning they can work on any Blu-ray disc player), and most Blu-ray players are also region free. Hence, compatibility is rarely an issue (for now) when it comes to Blu-ray discs.
American Samoa uses the GSM 1900 GSM frequency.
When travelling, make sure that your phone supports the GSM frequency of the country you’re traveling to. Usually the supported GSM frequencies are printed on the box of your phone as well as its manual.
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