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  • daniel4

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    Hey folks, I'm traveling from the UK and bringing the usual Ipod with me. Just wondering what is the best travel adaptor to use and whether I also need to bring a voltage converter with me?
    Many thanks

    #1 Posted: 27/6/2011 - 05:48

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  • busylizzy

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    You can pickup adapters pretty cheap in Thailand - much cheaper than at home. Not sure about the diff between adapters in the UK and Vietnam, but they are different in each of the SEA countries. I just picked up a cheap universal adapter that allowed me to use it all over SEA and in the US.

    #2 Posted: 27/6/2011 - 07:42

  • goonistik

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    AFAIK, the ipod AC adaptor is universal (multiple voltage) . You can check by looking at the specs. It should say something like "100-240 volts AC" so you shouldn't need a transformer/voltage converter.

    #3 Posted: 27/6/2011 - 08:34

  • violets

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    I've found the two-pronged round european plug works most places. They also sometimes use a flat-pronged plug but you will probably be able to buy that locally, though I've never needed it. I've charged my ipod in some pretty remote places, including a homestay on the way to Dien Bien Phu.

    #4 Posted: 29/6/2011 - 06:28

  • joannemahon-

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    We bought adaptors at BenThan Market in HCMC. Much cheaper than buying before you leave. A man was selling them at a small stall outside the Market building on the opposite side to the round-a-bout.

    #5 Posted: 30/6/2011 - 18:43

  • DLuek

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    As goonistik says, the chargers for all Apple products work with 240 voltage. I've never had a problem charging ipods or macs anywhere in Vietnam, Laos, Thailand or Cambodia, using the normal standard issue chargers.

    #6 Posted: 1/7/2011 - 08:09

  • daniel4

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    23rd May, 2011
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    Thank you everyone - I just bought a worldwide travel adaptor....

    #7 Posted: 1/7/2011 - 15:15

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