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The electric current in Portugal is 230/400 volts at a frequency of 50 hertz and sockets comply with European standards.

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The electric current in Portugal is 230/400 volts at a frequency of 50 hertz and sockets comply with European standards.
You will need a 230 volt transformer and an adaptor to use American-style flat-prong plugs.

There are some highways in Portugal on which the tolls are electronic only. It means that there are no cabins and the passing of vehicles is detected by devices placed at the beginning of those highways. The highways are identified at the beginning with: “Electronic toll only“. For information about the roads covered by this system and the respective forms of payment for foreign vehicles please consult http://www.portugaltolls.com

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In what concerns portuguese vehicles,  when hiring a car, please ask the hire company how payment is to be made regarding electronic tolls. For their customers convenience, some car hiring companies have installed devices on their vehicles and the costs of using the tolls are added at the client’s bill.

If the vehicles are not equipped with electronic devices, the payment of electronic tolls is normally done by the customers at Post Offices (CTT) or at one of the shops signalized as “Payshop”. The payment can be made at the second day after having circulated at the roads mentioned above and for a period of five weekdays. When a payment term has passed, the driver is in violation of the rules, and fines will be added to the administrative costs.

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[Source: https://www.visitportugal.com/en/sobre-portugal/info-util]

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  • Electrical sockets (outlets) in Portugal (República Portuguesa) usually supply electricity at between 220 and 240 volts AC. If you’re plugging in an appliance that was built for 220-240 volt electrical input, or an appliance that is compatible with multiple voltages, then an adapter is all you need.

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