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Travel Plug Adaptor for Uruguay

There are multiple socket types used in Uruguay (C / F / I / L). Type L is the most commonly found so a UK 3 pin to type L plug adaptor should allow you to connect your appliances in many cases. If you want to be sure though a better option may be to invest in a worldwide adaptor that is a single unit capable of connecting to multiple socket types.
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Please be aware that whilst a travel adaptor will allow you to physically plug a UK plug into a different socket it will not change the voltage or frequency of the supply.

Voltage - The mains voltage in Uruguay is 220 V which is compatible with all UK appliances (UK voltage is currently specified as 230 V +10% / - 6%).

Frequency - The frequency in Uruguay is 50 Hz which is the same as the UK.

Special considerations - "Type L is the most common in modern homes and type F is the second as a result of computer use. Type I neutral and live wires are reversed, as in Argentina."

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Please note that while we take great care to give the best advice available our recommendations may not always be the most suitable for your particular circumstances. When you travel as much as we do you come to realise that some countries just don't know how to stick to the rules! Please use our recommendations responsibly and do some extra research on the particular area that you are travelling to if necessary.

Plug / Socket Types in use in

Voltage: 220 V
Frequency: 50 Hz

Type C Socket used in Uruguay
Type C Socket

Type C Plug used in Uruguay
Type C Plug

Type F Socket used in Uruguay
Type F Socket

Type F Plug used in Uruguay
Type F Plug

Type I Socket used in Uruguay
Type I Socket

Type I Plug used in Uruguay
Type I Plug

Type L Socket used in Uruguay
Type L Socket

Type L Plug used in Uruguay
Type L Plug

At a Glance

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176,220 km2
(68,039 sq mi)
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1.5 %
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UTC -3
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Uruguay Peso (UYU)
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