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electrical plugs/adapters

Posted by traceej on 16/4/2008 at 20:15

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

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Posted by Lother on 16/4/2008 at 21:11

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.

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Posted by traceej on 17/4/2008 at 11:04

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

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Posted by Lother on 17/4/2008 at 15:11

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

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Posted by traceej on 19/4/2008 at 09:31

Hey Lother

Thanks very much.

cheers
Tracee

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Posted by scomoore1 on 27/4/2008 at 01:03

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.

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Posted by Rufus on 27/4/2008 at 08:45

You can buy adapters here everywhere, so wtp?

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Posted by traceej on 27/4/2008 at 17:09

Hi gang

thanks for all the tips, they are much appreciated.

cheers
TJ

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