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  • travellingm-

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    I am traveling to Luang Prabang from Canada for several months. I am bringing my laptop and am wondering if I need an adapter to plug it in and charge it?


    #1 Posted: 26/8/2008 - 22:10

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  • SBE

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    Probably. Not sure what the adapters are like in Canada though. From memory Laos mostly has two pin plugs but Google is your friend and travelfish has a FAQ on this very topic. ;-)


    You can certainly get adapters in everywhere Thailand so probably also available in tourist areas in Laos too. You could buy one before you leave to be 100% certain though.

    #2 Posted: 26/8/2008 - 22:43

  • Rufus

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    2 pin plugs. Buy an adaptor at any mini mart. Why on earth suggest he buy one in Canada, for heaven's sake?

    #3 Posted: 27/8/2008 - 22:03

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    Too much wine probably Rufus! I think they sell adapters in over-priced duty free shops at international airports as well.

    #4 Posted: 28/8/2008 - 01:20

  • befree

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    Two pins
    Cost is only afew cents, can buy in small shop main street of Luang Prabang or walk to day tourist markets , turn left, walk a block or two down & on opposite side of street is shop selling electrical stuff & adapters.

    #5 Posted: 28/8/2008 - 09:45

  • jasonkim8486

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    does laos have the same sockets as thailand? just to clarify im from the US, only need to charge my ipod. heard conflicting reports, but some say i dont need any adapters/converters for thailand, is this true?

    #6 Posted: 20/11/2009 - 09:00

  • somsai

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    just break off the ground. Takes 2 seconds, works like a charm.

    #7 Posted: 20/11/2009 - 09:40

  • neosho

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    I haven't been using an adapter with my laptop for a year now. Ran into a British guy that said the inline converter did it for you. I compared cords to make sure I was on the same page and it works. I still use an adapter for other stuff. So far have only use it this was in Thailand.

    #8 Posted: 20/11/2009 - 14:21

  • idreamofdur-

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    Hi --

    I'm Canadian too. For Canadian/US electronics you DO NOT need an adapter for Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, or Vietnam. You DO need an adapter for Singapore and Malaysia (they use British style).

    #9 Posted: 20/11/2009 - 16:24

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