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] [AD]

What is the best power adapter for Uruguay?

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 type of Uruguayan power outlet outlet in your home country then you will need a power adapter.

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

Arriving at an airport

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 UK

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Uruguay in the UK

Uruguay to UK power adapters will most likely be available to buy in the UK from airports such as Heathrow, Gatwick, Manchester, Stansted, Luton, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Birmingham 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 WH Smith, Dixons or Boots but expect to pay 50% more than regular prices.

It will be more convenient and cheaper to buy the correct power adapter in advance of your trip. UK high street electrical shops, newsagents and chemists such as Currys PC World, WH Smith or Boots normally typically only sell popular types of travel adapters covering a limited number of countries however for widest choice it is recommended to buy a power adapter online. In January 2019 we checked 2 high street branches of WH Smiths without seeing any power adapters available to purchase and 1 branch of Boots only had a pack of European adapters available.

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia entry about Uruguay.
  2. Type F plug adapter - Schuko Type F plug adapters are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, costing under £10
  3. Wikipedia - power adaptor