Power adapter for Uruguay - What plug adapter do I need for Uruguay?

Power adapters for Uruguay

When planning a trip to Uruguay it's helpful to know if you'll be able to use all your important devices when you arrive. But, by not knowing which plug socket is being used you may bring the wrong charger, meaning needing to purchase a potentially overpriced power adaptor on arrival which could be incompatible. Various standards and plugs can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of common standards used in the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need in advance to power your electronics in Uruguay. This page has links to instructions showing which power adapters you'll need to supply power to your devices when you're visiting Uruguay using their F, C, I or L type 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, Type F plug outlets are normally used by most Uruguayans. Most power adapters differ from region to region so please read the WikiConnections world power adapters page for a full list showing regions and countries.

What is the best power adapter for Uruguay?

The best power adapter for Uruguay is a Type F power adapter which is suitable for powering any 230 volt appliance or device. [2]

What is the best power adapter for Uruguay?
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What is a power adapter for a Uruguayan power outlet?

Power adapters are small and lightweight plastic adapters that allow a different type of power plug on an appliance from a different country to correctly fit into a Uruguayan power outlet. [3]

Will a power adapter convert the voltage in Uruguay?

Power adapters only adapt the shape of a plug to fit into a 230 volt Uruguayan power outlet and is unable to convert to a different voltage. If you wish to safely use a 100, 110 or 120 volt appliance you also need a step down power converter.

Do I need a plug adapter for Uruguay?

If the outlet in your home country isn't the same as the type of Uruguayan power outlet then you will need a power adapter.

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Do I need a power adapter if I'm visiting Uruguay from America?

If you are travelling from America use a power adapter for Uruguay as American plugs won't fit into a Uruguayan power outlet, and as the voltage is 230 volts you will also need to use a power converter for Uruguay to prevent damage or overheating to your device or appliance if it isn't dual voltage.

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What does a power adapter for Uruguay do?

A power adapter for Uruguay enables a visitor travelling from another location to use their electronic appliances and devices in Uruguay simply by changing the shape of the power plug from one shape to another.

Where to buy a power adapter in Uruguay

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Where to buy a power adapter in Uruguay

On arrival power adapters could be found in local electrical high street shops and drug stores, but always check the build quality first as safety standards might be different in a foreign country as this is important when dealing with electrical goods. Keep in mind that a shopping trip searching for power adapters in an unknown location might be impractical, especially as this needs to happen quickly before batteries run out.

Hotel receptions could have a power adapter for sale, hire or as a complimentary extra for guests; however, availability is normally limited and a hotel might not have the exact type required for your country. If in doubt, call ahead to the hotel first and request a reservation as it is unlikely that an adapter will be found in your room on arrival.

Where to buy a power adapter for Uruguay in the US

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Uruguay in the US

Uruguay to US power adapters will most likely be available in most major US International airports prior to departure, however the range of adapters might be limited to popular destinations. It is recommended to research the exact type of adapter required prior to shopping at the airport. Look in the travel accessories section of airport newsagents, electronic stores and pharmacists such as Hudson News or Brookstone, but expect to pay more than regular prices. Airports will be your last chance to buy a power adapter before departure, always check the returns policy to ensure you can easily exchange or refund a faulty or unsuitable product in an airside shop.

It will be more convenient and cheaper to buy the correct power adapter in advance of your trip. High street electrical stores such as Best Buy, Walmart, Target, Home Depot or Fry's normally sell a limited range of travel adapters to popular locations but for widest choice it is recommended to buy a power adapter online.

  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia entry about Uruguay.
  2. Type F plug adapter - Allows appliances to connect to Type F power outlets without converting voltage, costs between $5 to $10.
  3. Wikipedia - power adaptor -