Venezuela Technical Information for Travelers

Venezuela Technical Information - In Short

Venezuela Technical Information - In Details

Venezuela Voltage

The voltage in Venezuela is 120 V which makes it compatible with the 110 V voltage in the United States of America, Canada, and Japan.

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.

Venezuela Electrical Frequency

The electrical frequency in Venezuela 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.

Venezuela Plug/Socket Type(s)

The plugs used in Venezuela are A or B.

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

Venezuela DVD Region

Venezuela 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.

Venezuela Blu-ray Region

Venezuela 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.

Venezuela GSM Freqency(ies)

Venezuela 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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