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  • Pocohantas

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    Hi

    I am in Bangkok and none of my electrical stuff from the Uk works with my universal adaptor - neither my camera battery nor my hair straighteners. I am gutted as my camera battery is low and I am only 2 days into a 3 month trip! If i am not able to charge my camera battery i am stuffed ...... Dos anyone have any suggestions please? I bought the universal adaptar here in Bangkok from a big supermarket calles something like the C and paid TBH 250.


    The camera charger says 100-240 V and the straighteners away 110-230 V
    Any tips would be really appreciated.

    Many thanks

    #1 Posted: 2/6/2013 - 08:17

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  • Xircal

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    Provided it's a two pin plug, you can safely plug your equipment directly into Thai sockets since the voltage is virtually the same as the UK. See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mains_electricity_by_country

    If it's a three pin plug, then you have a problem since those won't fit. If you're staying three months, get somebody to mail you a UK worldwide adapter. It'll take about 10 days to arrive, but it's better than nothing unless somebody else has a suggestion.

    As regards adapters, these need to be purchaed in the country the equipment originated from. So the one you bought in Bangkok is intended to be used anywhere in the world with Thai plugs.

    #2 Posted: 2/6/2013 - 13:06

  • Pocohantas

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    Thank you so much. It is a 3 pin plug.

    Cheers

    #3 Posted: 2/6/2013 - 14:44

  • Captain_Bob

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    All you should need is this.
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    Available for 30-50 baht at most electric shops and tourist hubs.

    #4 Posted: 3/6/2013 - 01:58

  • boxee

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    bought mine in 7-11 for about 100 baht

    #5 Posted: 3/6/2013 - 02:46

  • boxee

    Joined Travelfish
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    @Pocohantas have you tried this in another plug socket , ??? maybe the plug socket is at fault !


    @Xircal As regards adapters, these need to be purchased in the country the equipment originated from. So the one you bought in Bangkok is intended to be used anywhere in the world with Thai plugs.


    this statement is not correct , i always forget to buy adapters for my English equipment , and always buy in country






    danny

    #6 Posted: 3/6/2013 - 02:56

  • Pocohantas

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    Thank you everyone. I shall go to 7-11 and get one.

    Cheers

    #7 Posted: 3/6/2013 - 03:27

  • busylizzy

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    Adapters are generally much cheaper to buy in Thailand than in your home country.

    If you don't find one at the 7-11, go to MBK or Pantip Plaza - there's plenty to choose from there.

    #8 Posted: 3/6/2013 - 15:05

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