Uruguay Technical Information for Travelers

Uruguay Technical Information - In Short

Uruguay Technical Information - In Details

Uruguay Voltage

The voltage in Uruguay 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.

Uruguay Electrical Frequency

The electrical frequency in Uruguay 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.

Uruguay Plug/Socket Type(s)

The plugs used in Uruguay are C or F or I or L.

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

Uruguay DVD Region

Uruguay 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.

Uruguay Blu-ray Region

Uruguay 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.

Uruguay GSM Freqency(ies)

Uruguay uses the following GSM frequencies: GSM 1800 / GSM 1900 / GSM 850.

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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