Australia Technical Information - In Short
- Australia Voltage: 240 V
- Australia Electrical Frequency: 50 Hz
- Australia Plug: I
- Australia DVD Region: 4
- Australia Blu-ray Region: B
- Australia GSM Frequency: GSM 900 / GSM 1800 / GSM 3G
Australia Technical Information - In Details
Note that the 240 V is the highest voltage used in the world and therefore the most dangerous.
240 V has an advantage over lower voltage such as the 110 V that it is cheaper to transmit. On the other hand, 240 V is more dangerous than lower voltages.
The electrical frequency in Australia is 50 Hz.
Note that most household and electrical/electronic equipments nowadays support multiple frequencies, so generally, electrical frequency is not an issue compatibility wise.
Australia uses the I plug.
Plugs/sockets are usually an issue when it comes to traveling, so always make sure you travel with a universal plug adapter.
Australia uses DVD Region 4.
DVD Region 4 is mainly used in Australia, South America (Mexico, Argentina), and Central America (Guatemala, Cosa Rica…).
Note that a region 4 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.
Australia uses Blu-ray Region B.
Blu-ray Region B is used across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Australia and New Zealand.
Theoretically, a region B 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.
Australia uses the following GSM frequencies: GSM 900 / GSM 1800 / GSM 3G.
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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