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  • traceej

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    Hi all

    I have heard that it is possilbe to use a European electrical adapter in Laos and Cambodia. Is this correct? I have an 'Australian to European' adapter 250vAC with two cylindrical plugs. Otherwise what should I get? Is there a general Asian adapter? I am going to Thailand also. Any help is much appreciated.

    cheers
    TJ

    #1 Posted: 16/4/2008 - 20:15

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  • Lother

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    The two-pin ("European") plug is generally used in most places in Cambodia and Laos. It can often be a bit tricky to make any kind of plug to fit securely in the sockets though.

    #2 Posted: 16/4/2008 - 21:11

  • traceej

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    Hey lother

    thanks for the advice. I don't suppose you or anyone else knows if it's the same in Thailand.

    thanks so much
    Traceej

    #3 Posted: 17/4/2008 - 11:04

  • Lother

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    The situation is pretty much the same for Thailand. At least I've never had problems with the same plugs there either.

    #4 Posted: 17/4/2008 - 15:11

  • traceej

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    Hey Lother

    Thanks very much.

    cheers
    Tracee

    #5 Posted: 19/4/2008 - 09:31

  • scomoore1

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    The two-prong adaptors have worked for me in Laos. Sometimes the Lao outlets can be worn, so I've been taking a small roll of electrical tape to tape the plug and adaptor to the outlet -- to prevent the plug from falling out when I'm recharge my camera battery, for example.

    #6 Posted: 27/4/2008 - 01:03

  • Rufus

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    You can buy adapters here everywhere, so wtp?

    #7 Posted: 27/4/2008 - 08:45

  • traceej

    Joined Travelfish
    30th January, 2008
    Posts: 16

    Hi gang

    thanks for all the tips, they are much appreciated.

    cheers
    TJ

    #8 Posted: 27/4/2008 - 17:09

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