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universal power adapter

  • sharpie

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    I have been looking at universal power adapters but cant seem to find one that lists all the coutries we will be going to:
    malaysia, thailand, cambodia, vietnam, laos, china and indonesia

    does such an adapter exist or are we just better off buying individual adapters when we arrive in each country?

    also we are travelling with a netbook is there anything we should know about power and voltage i heard about laptops short circuting can this be prevented?


    #1 Posted: 11/4/2010 - 12:28

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  • busylizzy

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    I bought an adapter similar to this one:

    and was able to use it in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. I would assume it can also be used in China and Laos. If not, the worst case is that you buy a cheapie in those countries at a local market for a dollar or two.

    Mine cost about $12 NZD on a local auction site (similar to eBay).

    #2 Posted: 11/4/2010 - 16:36

  • AbgAcid

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    I havent really been to China but all the countries you mentioned (except China) uses 220-240Volt.

    The universal power adapter is quite common in Malaysia or thailand, and the cost here is much more cheaper.


    #3 Posted: 11/4/2010 - 22:55

  • sharpie

    Joined Travelfish
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    thanks for the replies
    i have one less thing to think about as i'll just get when one arrive :)

    #4 Posted: 13/4/2010 - 20:22

  • travelhungr-

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    Hey sharpie, check out amazon you can get them for about £3 and up, some with surge protectors and usb connections as well.

    #5 Posted: 8/5/2010 - 16:22

  • sharpie

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    thanks :)

    #6 Posted: 9/5/2010 - 17:48

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