Philippines Technical Information for Travelers

Philippines Technical Information - In Short

Philippines Technical Information - In Details

Philippines Voltage

The voltage in Philippines is 220 V which is the same voltage used in China, Greece, Russia, South Korea, and the United Arab Emirates.

220 V has an advantage over lower voltage such as the 110 V that it is cheaper to transmit. On the other hand, 220 V is more dangerous than lower voltages.

Philippines Electrical Frequency

The electrical frequency in Philippines 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.

Philippines Plug/Socket Type(s)

The plugs used in Philippines are A or B or C.

Plugs/sockets are usually an issue when it comes to traveling, so always make sure you travel with a universal plug adapter.

Philippines DVD Region

Philippines uses DVD Region 3.

DVD Region 3 is used in East Asia and South East Asia, such as Hong Kong, the Philippines, and South Korea.

Note that a region 3 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.

Philippines Blu-ray Region

Philippines 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.

Philippines GSM Freqency(ies)

Philippines uses the following GSM frequencies: GSM 900 / GSM 1800.

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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