Adapter needed

Do I need a travel adapter for a trip to Uruguay?

Yes, you need a travel adapter (plug adapter) for a trip from Australia to Uruguay. In Uruguay, people are using different power plugs and power outlets that are not compatible with plugs from Australia!

Uruguay und Australia compared
Flag: Australia
IOutlets of type IOutlets
230 VoltVoltage
50 HertzFrequency
Flag: Uruguay
COutlets of type CFOutlets of type FLOutlets of type LOutlets
220 VoltVoltage
50 HertzFrequency
Power sockets

Which types of power plugs are used in Uruguay?

Uruguay uses power plugs of type C, F and L. Power outlets of type I, which are common in Australia, are not in use in Uruguay.

Country information

About Uruguay

Flag: About Uruguay

Uruguay is a country in America (South America) with about 3.3 Millionen inhabitants on an area of almost 176 000 km². The capital of Uruguay is Montevideo (1.3 Millionen inhabitants).

People in the country are mainly speaking Spanish.

The neighbors of Uruguay are Argentina and Brazil.

TLD: .uyCurrency: UYUCountry calling code: +598Country Code : UY
Mains voltage

What is the Electricity Voltage in Uruguay?

The voltage in Uruguay is 220 volts.

The voltage, therefore, is lower than the 230 volts in Australia. This difference means that you have to be cautious when using electrical devices purchased in Australia:

You should read the instruction manual of your device and check at which voltage it is safe to use.

If the voltage stated in the user's manual or on the device's power supply differs from the mains voltage in Uruguay, you should either not use your device there, or buy a voltage converter before departing.

Utility frequency

What is the utility frequency in Uruguay?

The utility frequency in Uruguay is 50 Hertz.

The frequency, therefore, is the same as in Australia. That's why it is safe to use all your electric appliances in Uruguay.