Sao Tome and Principe Technical Information for Travelers

Sao Tome and Principe Technical Information – In Short

Sao Tome and Principe Technical Information – In Details

Sao Tome and Principe Voltage

The voltage in Sao Tome and Principe 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.

Sao Tome and Principe Electrical Frequency

The electrical frequency in Sao Tome and Principe 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.

Sao Tome and Principe Plug/Socket Type(s)

The plugs used in Sao Tome and Principe are C or F.

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

Sao Tome and Principe DVD Region

Sao Tome and Principe uses DVD Region 5.

DVD Region 5 is used by Russia and countries in the former Soviet Union, as well as African countries with the exception of Egypt and South Africa (both are region 2).

Note that a region 5 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.

Sao Tome and Principe Blu-ray Region

Sao Tome and Principe 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.

Sao Tome and Principe GSM Freqency(ies)

Sao Tome and Principe uses the GSM 900 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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